The escalating “atrocities” in Syria could end up triggering a military intervention, Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey told Fox News on Monday — following the massacre that left more than 100 dead.
Special envoy Kofi Annan said Monday he was horrified by a gruesome weekend massacre that killed more than 100 people in Syria, and called on “every individual with a gun” to lay down arms and stop the killing. Annan arrived in Damascus Monday for talks with Syrian President Bashar Assad and other senior officials.
As outrage grows over the Houla massacre, Channel 4 News’s Foreign Affairs Correspondent Jonathan Miller considers evidence of President Assad’s personal responsibility for crimes against humanity. Fresh evidence has emerged that members of President Bashar al-Assad’s family
Responding to reports that 90 people were killed in a massacre in the Syrian town of Houla, Sen. John McCain said Sunday that the White House’s response to the violence there was “about a year too late.” “Horrible things are happening in Syria,” McCain said
The U.N. Security Council on Sunday blamed the Syrian government for attacking residential areas of the town of Houla with artillery and tank shelling and also condemned the close-range killings of civilians there — but avoided saying who was
The Syrian government denied Sunday its troops were behind an attack on a string of villages that left more than 90 people dead, blaming the killings on “hundreds of heavily-armed gunmen” who also attacked soldiers in the area. Friday’s assault on Houla, an area northwest of the central city of Homs, was one of the […]
In a new effort to halt more than a year of bloodshed in Syria, President Barack Obama will try to broker the departure of President Bashar Assad under a proposal modeled on the transition in another strife-torn Arab country, Yemen. The plan calls for a negotiated political settlement
The head of a UN mission has warned of “civil war” in Syria after his observers counted more than 92 bodies, 32 of them children, in the central town of Houla following reports of a massacre there. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon joined a chorus of international condemnation on Saturday amid mounting calls for world […]
Gruesome video Saturday showed rows of dead Syrian children lying in a mosque in bloody shorts and T-shirts with gaping head wounds, haunting images of what activists called one of the deadliest regime attacks yet in Syria’s 14-month-old uprising. The shelling attack
U.N. observers have arrived in a region where activists said at least 100 people were killed by government troops, an NGO and the Syrian Revolution Council said on Saturday. Meanwhile, Syria’s main opposition bloc urged the U.N. Security Council on Saturday to convene an emergency meeting to examine what it called an army massacre near […]