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Israeli archaeologist finds ancient treasure trove

09/09/2013 6:14am
An Israeli archaeologist says she has uncovered a rare trove of ancient coins and medallions near Jerusalem's Temple Mount.

A look at chemical weapons Syria may possess

09/09/2013 11:29am
Syria welcomed a Russian proposal Monday to place Syria's chemical weapons under international control and then destroy them. The plan did not include a time frame or other specifics.

Jordanians protest potential US strike on Syria

09/09/2013 11:47am
Around 200 Jordanian activists chanting "America is the head of snake" have protested the anticipated U.S. strike on neighboring Syria.

Iran's president urges government on Facebook

09/09/2013 11:47am
Iran's curious world of online politics looked a bit more crowded Monday with members of President Hasan Rouhani's Cabinet encouraged to open their own Facebook pages _ in a country where authorities, at the same time, try to block the public from social media.

Syria's Assad: An accidental heir proves resilient

09/09/2013 3:33pm
Those who knew Bashar Assad in earlier days say he was uncomfortable being the son of a president and never wanted to lead. A soft-spoken, lisping eye doctor, he enjoyed Western rock music and electronic gadgets _ an accidental heir to power.

State TV: Bus collision in Iran kills 44 people

09/09/2013 11:18pm
Iran's state TV says at least 44 people died when two intercity buses collided on a road south of the country's capital, Tehran.