In the course of a week, several setbacks for President Bashar Al-Assad have provided fresh reminders of the strains facing the Syrian army and its allies in the four-year-long struggle for Syria.
In the southwest at the border wi
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, now out of favour with Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, suffered more setbacks in a run-off parliamentary election seen as a pointer for next year's presidential race, results showed on Saturday.
Employers hired far fewer workers in March than in previous months, keeping the door open for the Federal Reserve to provide more monetary support for a still sluggish economy.
The report was seized upon by Republicans hoping to make the w
US employers cut payrolls for a third consecutive month last month and the jobless rate jumped to a two-and-half year high, adding more evidence that a housing downturn and credit crisis may have pushed the economy into recession.