Middle East
  • Activists say August was the bloodiest month since the uprising against Assad began in March 2011, with about 5,000 people killed.

    Syrian, Ghassan Khalil, 30, who fled his home in Marea 12 days ago due to Syrian government shelling of his house, holds his sleeping son Mahmoud, 2, who suffers from fever, as they take refuge at the Bab Al-Salameh border crossing in hopes of entering one of the refugee camps in Turkey, near the Syrian town of Azaz, Monday, Sept. 3, 2012.
    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 4:30 AM EST
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  • In this Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012 photo, a man works on a construction project at Sacred Heart Church in Manama, Bahrain.

    The planned church — intended to be the main center for Catholics in the region — has turned into another point of tension in a country already being pulled apart by sectarian battles

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 4:00 AM EST
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  • A boy looks back while he and another boy play on a Syrian military tank, destroyed during fighting with the Rebels, in the Syrian town of Azaz, on the outskirts of Aleppo, Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012.

    Western powers are preparing a tough response in case Assad regime deploys chemical or biological weapons, France's foreign minister said.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 4:00 AM EST
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  • The visit follows a summit of emerging nations in Tehran that Iranian officials said would showcase the failure of Western sanctions to isolate Iran.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 4:00 AM EST
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  • A Pakistan rescue worker looks at a vehicle targeted by terrorists in Peshawar, Pakistan on Monday, Sept. 3, 2012.

    The attack was a vivid reminder of the danger U.S. officials face - especially in the country's northwest, where militants are strongest.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 4:00 AM EST
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  • Egypt's state television maintained the policy against veiled presenters throughout the presidency of Hosni Mubarak.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 3:30 AM EST
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  • Israel completed evacuation of Migron, culminating years of legal wrangling in a case that has become a rallying cry for hardline groups.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 3:30 AM EST
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  • Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks during the 16th summit of the Non-Aligned Movement in Tehran, August 30, 2012.

    Iran's supreme leader said that emerging nations have a greater right than the West or United Nations to help end Syria's escalating civil war.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 2:30 AM EST
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  • The U.N. nuclear agency is confirming that Iran has shrouded a site where suspected work on developing nuclear arms took place.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 05, 2012, 11:00 PM EST
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