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Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States and abroad:


In D.C., Syrian defector displays photos of mutilated bodies

Smuggled images prove torture of prisoners by President Assad regime, anonymous man says.

Could Syria’s Islamist fighters hit Europe?

Norway’s alleged new terror threat could be linked to Syria’s civil war.


In international flight, volatile conflicts abound

(Dan Balilty / Associated Press)

In Libya, militias armed with shoulder-launched missiles are battling for control of the country’s main airport. In Africa, the entire Sahel region is awash with weapons that include portable air defense systems leftover from the ouster of Moammar Gadhafi.


Not-guilty plea in Syria war-related passport case

A Southern California man pleaded not guilty Monday to charges of lying on a passport application so he could allegedly travel to Syria to hook up with a terrorist group.


AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

Ukraine rebels claim to have found most of the crashed Malaysia Airlines plane’s recorders


Correction: Editorial-Rdp story

In a July 16 national editorial roundup, The Associated Press erroneously reported which newspaper had authored an editorial about Ukraine, as well as the date it was published. That editorial was published July 10 by The Washington Post, not the New Britain Herald.

Eric Holder on threats from Syria: ‘It’s more frightening than anything I think I’ve seen as attorney general.’

The attorney general discusses foreign policy, Sarah Palin and the Washington Redskins on the sunday shows

Watch: Syrian baby rescued from the rubble after Aleppo bombing

Dramatic footage from the Syrian city of Aleppo of a baby being rescued from the rubble of a bomb attack


How the State Department fights terrorism on Twitter

Spokesperson Jen Psaki explained how the State Department uses Twitter and Facebook to counter social media campaigns by militant group the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria or "ISIS."