Syria fighting rages in Damascus suburbs
Rebels seek to gain control of strategically crucial areas around the capital. In Turkey, U.S. troops arrive to operate protective Patriot missile batteries. BEIRUT — Fighting raged around the suburbs of the Syrian capital Friday, as rebels sought to gain control of a ring of farming, residential and industrial communities that are a lifeline for the government of President Bashar Assad.
Pope asks Christians to work towards peace
Holding Mass in Beirut, Benedict urges community not to leave region, despite war and pressure from radical Islamists.