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  • A despot lashes out

    A despot lashes out
    Syria's bloody crackdown on anti-government demonstrators reached new levels of brutality this week with the killing of hundreds of civilians in the city of Hama, a hotbed of resistance to the regime of President Bashar Assad. For months, Mr. Assad ignored the international community's mounting condemnation of his repressive tactics, choosing instead to hunker and unleash his security forces against unarmed civilians. He continued to lash out even after Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Kuwait — nominal allies that have been reluctant to criticize a fellow Sunni Arab leader — took the rare step last week of recalling their ambassadors from Damascus in protest.
  • U.S. should encourage regime change in Syria

    U.S. should encourage regime change in Syria
    As the wave of revolution continues to sweep through the Arab world, the Syrian regime of Bashar Assad could be its next victim. While many in the United States and Israel appear hesitant to support Syria's anti-regime forces — basing their thinking...

    Language program sends high school students to New York City

    Language program sends high school students to New York City
    For nearly 3,000 years, the Silk Road connected trade and culture between China, India, the Arabian Peninsula, Africa and Europe. Last week, Interstate-95 became a different kind of Silk Road, as 76 high school students from Howard County and surrounding...

    A growing thirst in Damascus

    A growing thirst in Damascus
    Stop by the Red Rooster, a 10-seat joint just off Main Street in this rural community an hour west of Baltimore, and you can order a burger, some barbecue or the fried chicken that some locals claim is the best on the East Coast. But don't bother...

    GRAPHIC: Damascus rocked with explosions

    GRAPHIC: Damascus rocked with explosions