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Syria: France To Close Embassy, Red Cross Delivers Aid To Homs

By: Michael Rundle France will close its embassy in Damascus after three weeks of bloody shelling by government forces saw rebel fighters forced to withdraw from the city of Homs. President Nicolas Sarkozy made the announcement at an EU summit … Continue reading

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Red Cross says aid convoy heading to Syria’s Homs

By: Bassem Mroue BEIRUT (AP) — The Red Cross dispatched an aid convoy to an embattled neighborhood in the Syrian city of Homs Friday, and the U.N. said it was alarmed by reports of execution-style killings after the Syrian army … Continue reading

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Video: Syria – Assad To Allow Aid Into Besieged City

The Red Cross has been granted permission to evacuate those in need from the besieged Syrian city of Homs and to take food and medical supplies in. Source: LBC

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Syria: Assad To Allow Aid Into Besieged City

The Red Cross has been granted permission to evacuate those in need from the besieged Syrian city of Homs and to take food and medical supplies in. Sean Maguire, spokesman of the International Committee of the Red Cross told Sky … Continue reading

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Syria to let Red Cross into Homs rebel bastion

Syrian authorities will let Red Cross aid workers enter the Baba Amro district of Homs Friday, a spokesman for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said in Geneva. The move came as a three-week army siege of the … Continue reading

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Red Cross gets aid to Syria cities but needs truce

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) delivered food and other supplies to the Syrian cities of Homs and Idlib on Tuesday but said better security was needed before the aid could be distributed to needy civilians. It is … Continue reading

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Syria: Bodies To Be Brought Out As Vote Passed

The Red Cross is hoping to evacuate more people from the targeted Syrian city of Homs tonight, including the bodies of western journalists Marie Colvin and Remi Ochlik. The pair were killed when a shell hit the makeshift media centre … Continue reading

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11 wounded Syrians cross into Lebanon

BEIRUT, Lebanon – Eleven wounded Syrians crossed into Lebanon Sunday evening through the country’s northern and northeastern borders with Syria, the state-run National News Agency reported. Lebanese Red Cross ambulances transported three wounded Syrians to hospitals in the northern district … Continue reading

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Syria remains tense as world pressure mounts

DAMASCUS – Activist groups said at least 29 people were killed on Sunday, mostly in Homs, in the latest crackdown by Syrian regime forces on protesters. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) resumed negotiations with the Syrian authorities … Continue reading

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Wounded journalists likely to be rescued from Syria Monday, Red Cross says

DAMASCUS – The evacuation of wounded journalists from the Syrian flashpoint city of Homs will most likely take place on Monday because it is “dangerous” to pull them out Sunday night, the Red Cross said. “The evacuation will not happen … Continue reading

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