- The violence continues to escalate in Syria and the international diplomatic efforts to end the conflict appear to be making little progress.
- Reaction to Iran’s announced successful test firing of several missiles, including one that is capable of reaching Israel.
- Traces of the radioactive poisonous element polonium is found in the belongs of the late Palestinian president Yasser Arafat, according to the Institute of Radiophysics.
- As Egypt struggles to get back on its feet after 16 rocky months of revolution and military rule, the country’s young Olympians seek medals at the 2012 Olympics in London.
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