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Trouble flares on Israel's quiet border

The withdrawal of the Austrian contingent from the UN peacekeeping force on the Golan will very likely render the force itself untenable. At 380 …

U.S. Says Syria Crossed 'Red Line'; Now What?

<b>(This post was last updated at 1:31 p.m. ET.)</b><p>On Thursday, the United States revealed that it now has "high confidence" that the Syrian regime had used chemical weapons against rebel forces.<p>This is a significant development because President Obama has often said that such a finding would cross a …

Polio Outbreak In Somalia Jeopardizes Global Eradication

A big worry among people trying to wipe out polio is that the virus will regain a foothold, somewhere to launch a comeback — someplace, perhaps, like Somalia.<p>Polio has paralyzed 25 kids in Somalia and another six in a Kenyan refugee camp since early May, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative …

Deadly clashes erupt in Egypt's Alexandria

Clashes have broken out in the Egyptian city of Alexandria between anti- and pro-government supporters that have left at least one dead and more than 80 wounded, according to the state news agency MENA.<p>The country's interior ministry confirmed on Friday that the man was a US citizen and died from a …

Barack Obama in South Africa amid vigils for Mandela

Obama met Mandela in 2005, when he was a US senator<p><b>US President Barack Obama has landed in South Africa, the second stop in his three-country tour of Africa.</b><p>Mr Obama said earlier he did not expect to see former President Nelson Mandela, who is critically ill in hospital.<p>Leaving Senegal, he told …