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Syria: Getting Worse in Tolerating the Intolerable?

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 09.19.2012 | World
Evelyn Leopold

The longer the carnage continues in Syria, the harder it will be for the families of at least 17,000 dead to seek a negotiated settlement rather than revenge.

Syria Has Few Friends But UN Punitive Action Is Elusive

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 01.24.2012 | World
Evelyn Leopold

Will Turkey and others ensure that Syrian opposition forces have enough military support to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad? Suddenly, it's a fast moving saga.

Yemeni Leader Turns Deaf Ear to UN, Arab Allies

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 12.24.2011 | World
Evelyn Leopold

Inspired by the death of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, demonstrators in Yemen shouted "You're next!" at President Ali Abdullah Saleh. The U.N. Security Council also told Saleh it was time to go. But it backed a plan granting him immunity that inspired more protests.

South Sudan To Join United Nations

AP | Posted 09.04.2011 | World

UNITED NATIONS -- The president of the U.N. Security Council says he expects a ministerial meeting on July 13 to recommend that South Sudan be admitte...