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Russia, Red Cross call for daily temporary ceasefire in Syria

By: Jennifer Mattson Russia has joined the International Committee of the Red Cross in calling for a daily two-hour humanitarian ceasefire in Syria. The Associated Press reported Moscow said Syria’s government and opposition rebels should stop fighting once a day … Continue reading

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Syria’s Baba Amr is deserted, Red Cross says

  By: Elizabeth A. Kennedy BEIRUT, Lebanon – The U.N. humanitarian chief got the first look inside the shattered district of Baba Amr on Wednesday but found most people already had fled the rebellious neighborhood in Homs following a devastating … Continue reading

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Aid workers find Baba Amr empty after UN talks in Damascus

By: Stephanie Nebehay The U.N. humanitarian chief Valerie Amos and a convoy from the Syrian Arab Red Crescent were allowed into the devastated Homs district of Baba Amr on Wednesday but found that the majority of civilians had fled, the … Continue reading

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‘Mass executions of men’ in Syria

Syrian forces are carrying out mass arrests and summary executions in Baba Amr, the former rebel stronghold in the city of Homs, according to a growing body of evidence. The accounts of atrocities coincide with the regime’s continued refusal to … Continue reading

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Syria Aid Effort Widens as Government Attacks Continue

By: Edward Yeranian The International Committee of the Red Cross says aid workers in Syria have reached two besieged Homs neighborhoods, widening their help efforts. The humanitarian relief comes as two U.N.-related envoys plan to visit Syria in the coming … Continue reading

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Syrian forces shell rebels, Red Cross kept waiting

Syrian forces pounded the city of Rastan with shells on Sunday after routing rebel fighters from nearby Homs, monitors said, as the Red Cross awaited the go-ahead to evacuate wounded from the battered region. The assault on mainly rebel-held Rastan … Continue reading

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Syrian troops pursue crackdown, Annan to visit

By: Suleiman Al-Khalidi Syrian forces spread across the city of Deraa on Monday after overnight clashes there and pursued “clean-up” operations in Homs, where the Red Cross was still seeking access to a former rebel bastion. Syria has so far brushed … Continue reading

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Syria:Relief efforts by Red Cross stall as state reprisals continue

THE Red Cross delivered emergency aid to areas around the battered Baba Amro district of Homs yesterday, but was blocked for a third day from entering the former rebel bastion amid reports of bloody reprisals by state forces. Activists reported … Continue reading

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UN: 2,000 Syrian Refugees Flee To Lebanon

By Emma Hurd Up to 2,000 Syrians are crossing into northern Lebanon to flee the violence in their home country, a UN refugee agency official has said. “Between one and two thousand (Syrians) are in the process of coming from Syria … Continue reading

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Some aid reaches Homs as Syrians flee to border

By: Oliver Holmes and Mohammed Abbas The Red Cross delivered emergency aid to areas around the battered Baba Amro district of the Syrian city of Homs on Sunday, but was blocked for a third day from entering the former rebel bastion … Continue reading

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