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US: Syria Leads Human Rights Violations in 2013

INTERNATIONAL | By Lara Jakes | Feb 27
A chemicals weapons attack in Syria last summer that the U.S. says killed more than 1,400 people was the world’s worst human rights violation of 2013, the Obama administration concluded Thursday.

’Phobe to ’Phobe :: McCain to Rebut Putin -- in ’Pravda?’

INTERNATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Sep 14
Reports that Senator John McCain is preparing to respond to Vladimir Putin’s recent New York Times op-ed in the pages of Russia’s own Communist newspaper Pravda may have been overstated.

NY Times Website Hacked By Syrian Electronic Army

NATIONAL | Aug 28
Readers who tried to click on the New York Times’ website got nothing but error messages for several hours during the site’s second major disruption this month. A hacker group calling itself the "Syrian Electronic Army" claimed responsibility.

UPDATED: Is Missing Lesbian Blogger for Real?

INTERNATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Jun 9
A brave lesbian blogger in Damascus speaks out and, eventually, is abducted on the street in broad daylight. But who took her? And how is it that no one actually seems to have met her in person? Is the blog "A Gay Girl in Damascus" fact -- or fiction?

Syrian-American Lesbian Blogger Missing in Damascus

INTERNATIONAL | By Bassem Mroue | Jun 8
A Syrian-American lesbian blogger known for her frank posts about her sexuality and her open criticism of President Bashar Assad’s autocratic rule was detained after weeks on the run in the Syrian capital, her cousin and an activist said Tuesday.

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