Activists allege execution-style killings in Syria
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian activists accused regime forces of carrying out execution-style killings and burning homes Friday as part of a scorched-earth campaign in a restive neighborhood in the city of Homs, while the Red Cross headed to the area following a bloody, monthlong siege to dislodge rebel forces.
Putin defends Russian stance on Syria
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on Friday accused the West of fueling the Syrian conflict by backing government opposition, but his foreign ministry said it will not protect Syria from military intervention.
American teen missing in Syria
Hamzah and Adnan al-Shammaa, whose brother is missing in Syria, discuss what they know about their sibling’s situation.
Spanish journalist tells of life inside besieged Baba Amr, escape
Spanish photographer Javier Espinosa painted a harrowing picture of life inside the shattered center of Syrian resistance in Homs in the days before a full-scale assault by President Bashar al-Assad’s forces.
Britain warns of ‘a day of reckoning’ for Syrian regime amid reports of executions
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- NEW: France to close embassy in Damascus, its president says
- NEW: European Union recognizes opposition Syrian National Council
- Britain’s prime minister says Syrian regime must be held accountable
- Opposition reports executions and shellings in Homs
— Syrian forces executed 10 people Friday and at least 10 others died when a shell hit demonstrators, opposition groups claimed as Britain’s leader warned President Bashar al-Assad’s regime will face a “day of reckoning.”
The way forward in Syria debated
Member of “Building up the Syrian State” and a member of the Syrian Nat’l Council discuss the way forward in Syria.
ICRC aid convoy reaches Syria’s Homs
GENEVA | Fri Mar 2, 2012 6:49am EST
(Reuters) – A convoy with food and other aid reached the Syrian city of Homs on Friday and aimed to enter the shattered district of Baba Amro along with ambulances of the Syrian Red Crescent, the International Committee of the Red Cross said.
France to shut Syria embassy, awaits UN mandate to act
BRUSSELS, March 2 | Fri Mar 2, 2012 6:39am EST
(Reuters) – President Nicolas Sarkozy said on Friday that France
would shut its Syrian embassy due to the repression of opposition to President Bashar al-Assad and was ready to step up its support of rebels if the United Nations can give a green light.