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McCain calls for US-led strikes on Syria without UN mandate
Who needs diplomacy, or international law? Not former presidential candidate (R-AZ) John McCain, who became the first senator to publicly call for a US-led military strike on Syria in order to halt the nearly year-long conflict there.

05.03.2012 19:18

13 undercover French army officers seized in Syria – report
Thirteen French officers have been captured by the Syrian Army, according to Lebanon’s Daily Star newspaper. It claims it received the information from a pro-Syrian Palestinian in Damascus.

05.03.2012 15:59

Syria: Red Cross distributes aid, Baba Amr not reached
Red Cross teams have begun handing out humanitarian aid near Syria’s war-ravaged city of Homs. The relief mission remains blocked from bringing supplies into the city’s devastated Baba Amr district.

04.03.2012 17:57

Red Cross blocked in Homs amid atrocity crossfire
A Red Cross relief mission to the battered city of Homs is being prevented from reaching the Baba Amr district by Syrian government forces.

03.03.2012 10:24

Suicide bomb blast rocks Syria, at least 2 dead
A suicide bomber has detonated a car bomb in the southern city of Daraa, leaving two dead and several injured, Syrian state news reports. The explosion occurred in the Daraa al-Balad neighborhood of the city.

03.03.2012 09:14

'Rebels could use UN chief's words as excuse for free-for-all'
Syria's Ambassador to the UN Bashar Jaafari condemned comments made by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, warning that they could be “interpreted by the armed groups as a legal cover to be able to act in a criminal fashion.”

03.03.2012 02:27

Western bloodlust: Assad days ‘numbered’, ‘day of reckoning’ for ‘disgraceful’ regime
Statements from Western leaders on Syria have grown harsh, if not menacing, as criticisms of the Bashar Assad government are unleashed and regime change becomes a common theme.

02.03.2012 16:56

UN, Russia and China urge Syria to let in UN envoy
Russia and China have joined the UN Security Council’s calls for the Syrian government to allow humanitarian aid workers immediate access to the embattled city of Homs. The Syrian military has said it will only let the Red Crescent in in the morning.

01.03.2012 23:08

Gunmen executing people in the streets – Homs eyewitness
People have been left without water or electricity as rebels destroy water pumps and power converters. Civilians are forced to stay inside as snipers shoot from the rooftops.

01.03.2012 19:08

‘Obama will have to back Iran strike to get re-elected’
After the fiascos of Iraq and Afghanistan, America’s next catastrophic mistake is likely to be a war with Iran, former US Attorney General, lawyer and peace activist Ramsey Clark has told RT in an exclusive interview.

01.03.2012 15:49

Syrian rebels pull out of besieged Homs
Syrian rebels have been ejected from the Baba Amr district of Homs, promising revenge as they retreat. Syrian authorities allow humanitarian aid to those left in need in the city is to be delivered Friday.

01.03.2012 13:13

Clinton: More questions than answers about Syrian opposition
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has admitted that her government lacks a clear understanding of the Syrian opposition. She spoke out against arming it, saying the weapons could potentially end up in al-Qaeda’s hands.

01.03.2012 03:00

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