1. SYRIA

    Bomb Kills 9 in Damascus

    A Friday suicide bombing left nine dead and 30 injured when the explosion detonated in front of a school and mosque in the capital. The Interior Ministry said terrorists were to blame, while opposition forces point fingers at the regime, saying the neighborhood is an opposition stronghold. Despite two weeks of attempted United Nations-backed ceasefire, explosions are still blasting apart Syrian cities, with casualties actually escalating. So far, there are 15 monitors in Syria to observe the situation, with 15 more set to arrive on Monday.

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