Hollande says to expel Syrian ambassador today or tomorrow
Hollande announces expulsion of Syrian ambassador to France
AFP: French President Francois Hollande announces expulsion of Syrian ambassador to France
Presient Hollande says Paris will host Friends of Syria meeting in early July
Most of the 108 people killed in Syria’s Houla region on Friday were summarily executed, the UN says.
A spokesman for the UN’s human rights office says witnesses told investigators that pro-regime militias carried out most of the killings.
Survivors have described gunmen entering homes, firing indiscriminately and slitting the throats of children.
The UN statement comes as UN-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan is meeting President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus.
Iran confirms sending troops to Syria, says bloodshed otherwise would be worse
Iran reportedly confirmed late Sunday that it has sent troops to aid Syrian President Bashar Assad’s crackdown on anti-regime protests, adding that the country’s uprising would have been bloodier had it not interfered.
The rare admission that Iran was aiding the Damascus regime came in a statement from General Ismail Qa’ani, deputy-commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards’ Quds Force,
Germany To Expel Envoy Over Houla Massacre, Sueddeutsche Says
‘Atrocities’ could trigger military intervention in Syria, Joint Chiefs chairman warns
The escalating “atrocities” in Syria could end up triggering a military intervention, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey told Fox News on Monday — following the massacre that left more than 100 dead.
The international community has scrambled to respond to the violence over the weekend, with the recognition that an international peace plan has failed to stem the fighting.
The U.N. Security Council called an emergency session Sunday, with its members unanimously supporting a statement condemning the killings and blaming…