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  • Rights group says photos of Homs, Syria, reveal brutality of shelling

     
    Hundreds of damaged buildings and impact craters reveal the brutality unleashed on the Syrian neighborhood of Baba Amr through weeks of government shelling, Human Rights Watch said....
  • Red Cross kept out of embattled Syrian neighborhood [Video]

     
    Seven trucks carrying aid for wounded Syrians were stopped from entering a besieged neighborhood in the city of Homs on Friday, despite the fact that Syrian authorities had given humanitarian groups the green light to provide assistance the day before....
  • Red Cross still blocked from entering traumatized Syrian area

     
    or a fourth day in a row, the International Committee of the Red Cross in Syria was blocked from entering the traumatized Baba Amr neighborhood in the central city of Homs. The Syrian regime of President Bashar Assad once again cited security concerns,...
  • Turkish leader calls for immediate humanitarian corridors in Syria

     
    Turkey's prime minister called Tuesday for the immediate opening of paths to provide humanitarian aid in neighboring Syria, condemning the regime for its heavy hand against protesters....
  • Latest in mysterious car bombings in Syria kills three

     
    A car bomb exploded Saturday in the southern Syrian city where the revolt against President Bashar Assad began almost a year ago, authorities said, the latest in a string of mysterious blasts that have added a disturbing element to the nation’s...
  • Red Cross chief presses for more aid access, cease-fire in Syria

     
    Red Cross chief Jakob Kellenberger was meeting with top Syrian officials in Damascus on Tuesday in a bid to get greater aid access to those wounded and displaced in the crisis-torn country and to press for a daily humanitarian cease-fire....
  • U.S. must join mine ban convention, land mine survivor says

     
    When he was 13 years old, Firoz Ali Alizada lost both his legs to a land mine left over from an old war, trying to take a shortcut to school north of Kabul, Afghanistan. Sixteen years later, he is the campaign manager for the International Campaign to Ban...
  • Seven facts for Turkmenistan's 'Week of Health and Happiness'

     
    Turkmenistan, one of the most repressive countries in the world, is marking the “Week of Health and Happiness” with a march up a five-mile concrete staircase and plays such as “The Era of Power is Illuminated by Happiness,” the...
  • Red Crescent center torched in Homs, Syria

     
    A Red Crescent distribution center was burned Wednesday morning in the embattled Syrian city of Homs, the government and a Red Cross official said....
  • Red Cross pleads for $27 million more for Syria crisis

     
    Hoping to triple its budget to help the wounded and needy in Syria, the International Committee of the Red Cross is pleading for nearly $27 million more to address the ongoing crisis....
  • Iraq still operating secret torture site, rights group says

     
    A clandestine jail and alleged torture site under the control of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki continues to operate more than a year after the government ordered it shut down, Human Rights Watch claims in a report being released Tuesday....