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Yemen suicide attack blamed on Al Qaeda

The blast blew out the windows of residents up to 2 kilometers away, according to reports.

Cameron: Assad regime "butchering its own people" (VIDEO)

British Prime Minister David Cameron said there would be "a day of reckoning," for those who supported the Syrian regime.

Red Cross aid convoy blocked from entering Baba Amr (VIDEO)

BEIRUT — The president of the International Committee of the Red Cross said it was "unacceptable" that Syria barred aid from entering the most embattled neighborhood of Homs.

Free Syrian Army makes "tactical withdrawal" from Homs neighborhood of Baba Amr

BEIRUT — The Free Syrian Army made a "tactical withdrawal" from the embattled Baba Amr neighborhood of Homs which had been strongholds of the rebel group. A Syrian government official promised yesterday the districts would be "cleaned."

Egypt: NGO workers can leave the country

BEIRUT — Egypt has lifted the travel ban on NGO workers who were detained and charged in a trial that frayed US-Egypt relations. 

Egypt: Presidential elections in May

The head of Egypt's electoral commission announced that the country will be holding its first presidential elections in May with the final results due in late June.

Syria: ground troops invade Homs, say activists

BEIRUT — Syrian troops reportedly began a long-anticipated ground assault of Homs on Wednesday, after weeks of heavy bombardment.

Syria: UN human rights head calls for 'immediate humanitarian ceasefire' (VIDEO)

BEIRUT — The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, called on Tuesday for an "immediate humanitarian ceasefire" in Syria. Another UN official commented for the first time in over a month and said "well over" 7,500 have died in Syria's violence.

Paul Conroy, injured British journalist, smuggled out of Syria into Lebanon

BEIRUT — Journalists Paul Conroy and Edith Bouvier were stranded in Homs after being injured in the artillery strike that killed Marie Colvin. Conroy has been smuggled to Lebanon, according to reports.

At least 144 dead across Syria, activist group reports

The violence in Syria has increased "in a significant way" over the past three days, particularly in Homs, Hama and Idlib, the head of the Arab League monitoring mission in the country told Al-Jazeera.
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