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Twin car bombs in Syria's Homs kill at least 21 people

Burning cars.At least 21 people including women and children were killed by twin car bombs in the central Syrian city of Homs on Wednesday, a monitoring group and state media said.

U.N. rights chief says Syria govt abuses 'far outweigh' rebels

An post mortem photo of a Syrian who died in government custody.Human rights violations by Syrian government forces "far outweigh" those by armed opposition groups, U.N. human rights chief Navi Pillay said on Tuesday, prompting the Syrian U.N. envoy to accuse her of acting like an irresponsible "lunatic."

Gunmen kill five soldiers at Yemen checkpoint

A Yemeni Ratel armoured personnel carrier.Suspected militants killed five soldiers guarding a checkpoint in southeastern Yemen on Tuesday, local officials said, and a leader of a Shi'ite Muslim party was wounded in a drive-by shooting in the capital Sanaa in which two guards died.

At least 20 Iraqi soldiers killed in attacks

Sunni gunmen in Iraq.At least 20 Iraqi soldiers were killed on Saturday, most of them upon entering a house rigged with explosives northwest of the capital, security officials said.

Blast kills at least 29 Syrian rebels in Homs

Bomb damaged buildings in Syria.At least 29 Syrian rebels including two field commanders were killed when a vehicle exploded in the central city of Homs on Sunday, a monitoring group said.

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