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Syrian official lauds Nobel prize for inspectors

10/11/2013 7:24am
A Syrian lawmaker said Friday that awarding the Nobel Peace Prize to the global chemical watchdog underscores "the credibility" of the Damascus government and its intentions to destroy its deadly arsenal.

In Dubai workers' parallel world, a chance to sing

10/11/2013 9:40am
A classic Bollywood hit blasted across the DM Labor Camp from loudspeakers cranked to gut-rattling levels. One of the contestants, who had changed out of his work overalls a few hours earlier, shimmied on the stage set up in the courtyard.

Israeli ex-pats' Nobel win highlights brain drain

10/11/2013 12:25pm
As a small country that takes special pride in the achievements of its best and brightest, Israelis were delighted that two of their own won this year's Nobel Prize for chemistry. But the celebration was tempered by a single fact: The duo left Israel long ago for greater opportunities in the U.S.

Rights group accuses Syrian rebels of war crimes

10/11/2013 1:54pm
Syrian villagers described watching rebels advance on their homes, as mortars thudded around them. By the end of the August attack, 190 civilians had been killed, including children, the elderly and the handicapped, a human rights group said Friday in its most detailed account of alleged war crimes committed by those fighting the Damascus regime.