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France estimates the number of its nationals directly or indirectly involved in the Syrian civil war at about 700.
It's the fourth attack the opposition has reported this month.
Saturday's polls closed without much of the Taliban's promised violence, but a bomb killed 2 and destroyed ballots on Sunday.
John Kerry's attempts to broker peace between Israel and Palestine unraveled this week. Now all eyes are on envoy Martin Indyk.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the real death toll could be as high as 220,000.
The North lashed out after the UN condemned its recent missile launch.
The Obama administration has been criticized by some in Congress for failing to do more in Syria, where 140,000 people have been killed.
Bad loans to a contractor of Mexico's state oil company spell trouble and lower 2013 results for Citigroup.