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U.N. Security Council members view graphic photos of Syria dead

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UNITED NATIONS - Members of the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday viewed graphic pictures taken in Syria by a former military police photographer that showed what appeared to be evidence of brutal torture, including eye gougings, strangulation and long-term starvation.

Saudi spy chief, architect of Syria policy, replaced

RIYADH - Saudi Arabian intelligence chief Prince Bandar bin Sultan, the architect of Riyadh's attempts to bring down Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, has been removed from his post, state media reported on Tuesday.

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Guardian, Washington Post win Pulitzers for U.S. spying coverage

NEW YORK - The Guardian US and Washington Post were awarded the most prestigious Pulitzer prize on Monday for coverage of secret surveillance by the U.S. National Security Agency that sparked wide debate over government spying.

Syrian army seizes ancient Christian town near Lebanese border

BEIRUT - Syrian soldiers backed by Hezbollah fighters recaptured on Monday the town of Maaloula, north of Damascus, military sources and state television said, closing off more of the rebel supply route through the Qalamoun mountains near Lebanon.

World, 14 Apr 2014

Syria opposition claims has evidence of chlorine gas attack

BEIRUT - Syrian opposition activists have posted photographs and video that they say shows an improvised chlorine bomb to back up claims that President Bashar al-Assad's forces used chemical weapons in two attacks last week.

Top News, World, 14 Apr 2014

Egypt arrests alleged "terrorist" who fought in Syria

CAIRO - Egypt has arrested a veteran of the Syrian civil war on suspicion of planning terrorist acts inside Egypt, the state news agency reported on Sunday.

World, 13 Apr 2014

In Assad's coastal heartland, Syria's war creeps closer

LATAKIA, Syria - For three years, residents of Syria's Mediterranean provinces have watched from their coastal sanctuary as civil war raging further inland tore the country apart, killing tens of thousands of people and devastating historic cities.

World, 13 Apr 2014

Twin car bombs in Syria's Homs kill at least 21 people

BEIRUT - At least 21 people including women and children were killed by twin car bombs in the central Syrian city of Homs on Wednesday, a monitoring group and state media said.

World, 09 Apr 2014

Assad's forces advance into rebel border town

BEIRUT - Forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad advanced into the rebel-held Syrian border town of Rankous on Wednesday, consolidating their control over a former rebel supply line from neighbouring Lebanon.

World, 09 Apr 2014

Pope expresses "profound pain" at killing of priest in Syria

VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis spoke on Wednesday of his deep grief over the assassination of a 75-year-old Dutch Jesuit priest in Syria and made a renewed appeal for an end to the violence.

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Reuters journalist Jason Szep celebrates Pulitzer Prize win

April 14 - Reuters journalist Jason Szep celebrates his Pulitzer Prize win for international reporting, as he and fellow reporter Andrew R.C. Marshall scoop the agency's first Pulitzer for text reporting. Jillian Kitchener reports.

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