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Assad must leave to halt civil war: top dissident

Syria has plunged into civil war and only the departure of President Bashar al-Assad can prevent the country from being torn apart, a veteran opposition figure said. Full story

Libya's Muslim Brotherhood sets up political party

Libya's Muslim Brotherhood teamed up with other Islamists on Friday to establish a new political party that is set to be a leading player in the country's first elections since the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi in a NATO-backed uprising. Full story

As Syrians flee Homs, sectarian faultlines deepen

It started a few months ago with neighbors' suspicious looks, then came the threats. Their car was smashed and their front door was painted over with sectarian slurs. Full story

Iraq tightens security at Syria border to stop arms flow

Iraq said on Saturday it had reinforced security along its Syrian border to prevent arms smuggling, after reports fighters and weapons were crossing into Syria where President Bashar al-Assad has been facing an increasingly armed revolt. Full story

Syrian army defectors join rebels to fight government forces

   In Syria, hundreds of people have died in President Assad’s six day assault on political dissidents throughout the country. ITN’s Bill Neely reports on the international community’s decision about whether they should provide aid and possibly arms to Syrian rebels.

Angry Syrians bury Damascus bombing dead

Thousands of Syrians chanted "Death to America" on Saturday during funeral processions in Damascus for at least 44 people killed in twin suicide bombings that rocked the capital. Full story

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Wounded men are seen in the Sunni Muslim district of Bab Amro in Homs
Wounded men are seen in the Sunni Muslim district of Bab Amro in Homs

Wounded men are seen in the Sunni Muslim district of Bab Amro in Homs in this image received February 8, 2012. REUTERS/Handout

Rubble is seen in a damaged house in the Sunni Muslim district of Bab Amro in Homs
Rubble is seen in a damaged house in the Sunni Muslim district of Bab Amro in Homs

Rubble is seen in a damaged house in the Sunni Muslim district of Bab Amro in Homs in this picture received February 8, 2012. REUTERS/Mulham Alnader/Handout

Damaged houses are seen in the Sunni Muslim district of Bab Amro in Homs
Damaged houses are seen in the Sunni Muslim district of Bab Amro in Homs

Damaged houses are seen in the Sunni Muslim district of Bab Amro in Homs in this picture received February 8, 2012. REUTERS/Mulham Alnader/Handout

Residents are pictured in a shelter in the Sunni Muslim district of Bab Amro in Homs
Residents are pictured in a shelter in the Sunni Muslim district of Bab Amro in Homs

Residents are pictured in a shelter in the Sunni Muslim district of Bab Amro in Homs in this handout picture received February 8, 2012.