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As Syrian refugee influx swells, so does backlash

10/09/2013 12:15am
Last year, as Syrian refugees were pouring in, signs started going up in Lebanese towns and villages imposing nighttime curfews and warning the newcomers to stay away. Some referred just to "foreign workers," others directly cited "Syrians."

Arabs furious at Czech Jerusalem remarks

10/09/2013 9:30am
The Cairo-based Arab League has condemned remarks by the Czech president about moving his country's embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, calling them a violation of Palestinian rights and international resolutions.

Attack on Jerusalem graves unnerves Christians

10/09/2013 1:29pm
Christian leaders in Israel are up in arms over what they say is a string of relentless attacks on church properties and religious sites _ most recently the desecration of a historic Protestant cemetery where vandals toppled stone crosses from graves and bludgeoned them to pieces.

Q&A: The trial of Egypt's ousted President Morsi

10/09/2013 3:15pm
Another former president of Egypt is going on trial. Mohammed Morsi, the Islamist leader who became the country's first freely elected president only to be ousted by the military after a year in office, faces charges he incited his followers to kill protesters.