By SEBNEM ARSU and RICK GLADSTONE
Syria pulled both Turkey and Israel closer to its civil war on Monday, bombing a rebel-held Syrian village near the Turkish border and provoking Israeli tank commanders in Golan Heights.
By ALAN COWELL and JOHN F. BURNS
The crisis over the BBC's reporting of a decades-old sexual abuse scandal deepened on Monday as two more senior executives withdrew at least temporarily from their jobs.
Changing of the Guard
By JANE PERLEZ
The question of whether China's departing president, Hu Jintao, will stay on as the top overseer of military affairs, or retire completely, remains unresolved.
By ISABEL KERSHNER
For a second consecutive day, Israel confronted fire along its border with Syria on Monday as the Israeli army said it fired shells toward the source of a mortar shell, hitting Syrian artillery units.
By NEIL MacFARQUHAR and HALA DROUBI
An umbrella group could pave the way for international diplomatic recognition and more foreign funds and military assistance.
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
A British court ruled that the preacher known as Abu Qatada, who was convicted in absentia for his involvement in terrorist bombing plots in the late 1990s, cannot be deported from Britain to his native Jordan.