Syrian women stroll past posters of President Bashar Assad in Damascus on Monday. Assad has relied heavily on his security forces as he battles an uprising now in its eighth month.

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In Syria, Can The President Outlast The Protesters?

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Syrian Army Escalates Crack Down In Homs

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Protesters Gather In Hama, Syria

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Syria: 120 Government Troops Killed By Gunmen

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Mubarak, Sons Detained By Egyptian Officials

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An Iraqi man holds a sign reading "Baghdad will not be Kandahar" in Arabic as he takes part in a Dec. 3 protest in Baghdad organized by poets and intellectuals against the closure of nightclubs and a ban on alcohol sales. Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Secularists, Islamists Clash In Iraqi Culture War

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Syrian Youth Unprepared For Market-Driven Economy

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Kyrgyz City Osh Rocked By Ethnic Violence

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Uzbeks Flee Ethnic Rioting In Kyrgyzstan

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Iranian Agents Track Dissidents Who Fled To Turkey

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Workers Polish Cairo Ahead Of Obama's Visit

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New Violence in Lebanon Resembles Civil War Days

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Yankees' Torre Rejects Pay Cut, Short Contract

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