1. SYRIA

    Bomb Explodes Near U.N. Convoy

    Norwegian Major General Robert Mood, the head of the UN observers mission in Syria, talks to the media outside a hotel in Damascus as UN monitors continued touring Syria's flashpoint areas on May 15, 2012. Overnight bloodshed came despite a ceasefire brokered by UN-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan as part of a plan aimed at ending violence that has swept Syria since March 2011 when a revolt erupted against President Bashar al-Assad's regime.   AFP PHOTO / STR        (Photo credit should read -/AFP/GettyImages)

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    A roadside bomb exploded Sunday about 160 yards from a convoy carrying the head of the United Nations monitoring mission in Syria. Maj. Gen. Robert Mood was stopped at a checkpoint when an explosive device detonated nearby, causing no casualties, according to a Reuters journalist who witnessed the incident in the Syrian town of Douma. The convoy reportedly left the area immediately after the explosion.

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