Clashes erupt as Arab League visits Syria

DAMASCUS, Syria, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- At least 32 people were killed as Syrian forces clashed with protesters and hundreds of thousands of demonstrators rallied across the country, activists said.

NATO coalition at risk from French vote on Armenian deaths

PARIS, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- NATO's partnership with Turkey is at risk due to French parliamentary action claiming the World War I-era deaths of Armenians was genocide.

Syria a grave concern for ICRC

GENEVA, Switzerland, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- There are grave concerns about the deteriorating situation in Syria where violence is extracting a heavy toll on civilians, the Red Cross said.

OIC wants dialogue in Syria

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Damascus is called on to resolve the situation in the country through dialogue and implement promised reforms, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation said.
Activists say Syrian crackdown continues

Activists say Syrian crackdown continues

HOMS, Syria, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Syrian government forces killed more protesters Thursday as an Arab League observer team continued its tour of strife-torn cities, activists said.
'U.S. mulls ways to aid Syrian rebels'

'U.S. mulls ways to aid Syrian rebels'

CAIRO, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- U.S. officials are reported to be quietly preparing options to help Syrian dissident groups seeking to topple President Bashar Assad.

Israel sees Gaza push despite Egypt crisis

TEL AVIV, Israel, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Israel's top general has warned that the military will have to invade the Palestinian enclave again if militants keep firing rockets into the Jewish state.

Monitors tour Syria, violence continues

HOMS, Syria, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- A member of the Syrian opposition said he was injured by security forces in Homs while monitors with the Arab League toured the restive city.
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