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Posted: December 25, 2012 at 4:57 a.m.

QUOTE OF THE DAY “The situation in Syria is still worrying and we hope that all the parties will go toward the solution that the Syrian people are hoping for and look forward to.” Lakhdar Brahimi, U.N. envoy to Syria, after talks with Syrian President Bashar Assad Article, this page Al-Qaida militants killed in airstrike SANA, Yemen — A U.S. drone airstrike killed two al-Qaida militants Monday in a southern town, Yemeni security officials said, the latest in a years-long U.S. offensive against the branch the U.S. considers the violent extremists’ most dangerous.

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