1. SYRIA

    Explosion Rocks Damascus Hotel

    Muzaffar Salman / AP Photo

    Explosives hit a hotel used by the ever-shrinking force of United Nations monitors in Damascus on Wednesday. The Free Syrian Army has claimed responsibility, allegedly targeting a meeting of top officials. Syrian state TV said the blast was caused by a bomb planted in a car parked at the hotel and at least three people had been injured, but none of them were U.N. monitors.

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