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Updated July 12, 2012 - 11:15 PM EDT
Syria Rebels Say 250 Killed in Attack on Hama
  Russia Sends Warships Toward Syria
  Pressure on Assad as Envoy Defects, West Eyes Sanctions
  Annan: Syria's Assad Discussed Transitional Government
Iran Warns Media Not to Cover Impact of Sanctions

US Navy Sends Tiny Submersibles to Persian Gulf

US Gave Gitmo Detainees 'Mind-Altering Drugs'

Muslims Skeptical of US as Democracy Advocate

Report: Settler Attacks on Palestinians Rising
Pro-NATO Bloc May Lose Complex Libya Vote
Egypt's Mursi Backs Off Parliament Restoration
Al-Qaeda Bombs Yemen Police Academy, Killing 22
Obama Killed a 16-Year-Old American and Didn't Say Anything About It. This Is Justice?  by Tom Junod
Cancel US Aid to Egypt's Military Dictatorship  by Jacob G. Hornberger
Western Donors Count on Corruption to 'Save' Afghanistan  by Roland Paris
Living Under Siege in Iran  by Mohammad Ali Shabani
War Is Too Easy, but a Draft Is Not the Solution  by Christopher A. Preble
The NSA's Warrantless Wiretapping Is a Crime, Not a State Secret  by Cindy Cohn & Trevor Timm

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China Backs Annan's Call for Iran Role in Syria Talks

Mental Disorders Among Troops Up 65% Since 2000

Navy Admiral Hints at Jettisoning F-35 Fighter

Muslim Civil Rights Groups Boycott NYPD's Ramadan Conference

Gallup Poll Finds Confidence in TV News Has Hit a New Low

School 'Spoofs' Drone, Warns of Hijackings


Why Building Stuff in Afghanistan Costs So Much

USAID Official Responds to Criticism of Money Spent in Afghanistan

Abbas Urges US to Pressure Israel Over Settlements

No Playing Field, Much Less a Level One, for Palestinians

Gaza Presents: 'Prisoners' Summer Camp'

United States

Pentagon Spending Plans Will Exceed Projected Budget

Kidnapping Unravels a Spy's Career


Ban on US Investment in Burma Is Lifted

1st US Ambassador to Myanmar Since 1990 Begins Job

Suspected Militants in Philippines Kill 6

UK Assigns 3,500 More Troops to London Olympics After Security Firm Fails to Get Enough Guards
Opposition's Hopes Fade as Russian Warships Sail to Aid Assad Regime

Srebrenica: Mass Reburials on 1995 Massacre Anniversary


Assad Loses Envoy in First Diplomatic Defection

16 Palestinian Soldiers Found Killed, Mutilated in Northern Syria

Middle East-North Africa

Libya Islamists Claim Control of Congress

Thousands in Cairo Protest High Court Ruling

Egypt President Seeks Talks Over Parliament Crisis

Bahrain Closes Islamist Party, Citing Protests

Shi'ite Clerics, Dignitaries Call for Calm in Saudi

Timbuktu Residents Set Up Armed Watch to Protect Ancient Tombs from Militants

Mali: After Tombs, Manuscripts Are Rebels' Next Target

Fresh Attacks in Central Nigeria Displace 200

Somali Al-Shabab Training Base Lanta-Buro 'Captured'

Arab Spring in Sudan Could Resemble Syria: Former PM

The Wonks Who Sold Washington on South Sudan

DR Congo Conflict: UN 'To Protect City From Rebels'

After 2nd Attack, Northern Mexico Newspaper Says It Won't Cover Violence
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