‘Atrocities’ could trigger military intervention in Syria: US

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.

In Syria, ‘Horrified’ Annan calls for end to bloodshed

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.

Assad, circles could be charged with crimes, report

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

McCain blasts Obama for ‘feckless foreign policy’

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

Syrian regime denies being behind the Houla massare

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 […]

U.S. seeks Russia’s help in removing Assad

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

After massacre UN observers warn of Syria civil war

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 […]

U.N. observers arrive in Al-Houla after massacre

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 […]