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#Homs

# homs - Tuesday 6 March, 2012

Syria: Defiant Assad vows to carry on fight against 'foreign-backed terrorism'

The military crackdown has turned to southern Daraa province, where the uprising began a year ago as pro-Assad troops shelled a village there and clashed with military defectors.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things you should know this morning, including: Central Bank warning, Taoiseach vows a “one-off” vote on fiscal compact, and a chicken nugget that fetched $8,100 on eBay.

Patients 'tortured' by doctors in Syrian hospital

Chilling footage has emerged from Homs, showing patients tightly shackled to beds and bearing the marks of beatings.

# homs - Monday 5 March, 2012

Ireland to pledge €500,000 in response to Syria crisis

Half a million euro will be made available to humanitarian agencies working in Syria.

# homs - Saturday 3 March, 2012

Still no access to Baba Amr for Red Cross in Syria

Those suffering in the besieged neighbourhood in Homs have gone weeks without any humanitarian aid.

Syria releases bodies of Marie Colvin and Remi Ochlik

The two journalists were killed in a rocket attack by Syrian security forces in Homs.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Nine things to know by 9am…

# homs - Friday 2 March, 2012

Red Cross denied entry to besieged Homs neighbourhood

Meanwhile, the organisation says it has received the bodies of Western journalists Marie Colvin and Remi Ochlik.

French journalist wounded in Syria to leave Beirut

A French reporter wounded in a rocket attack last week in Syria that killed two other journalists is receiving treatment in Beirut hospital and is expected to fly home today.

China and Russia join the West in criticising Syria

The 15 members of the UN Security Council have condemned Syria for not allowing the head of humanitarian aid for the UN visit the country.

# homs - Thursday 1 March, 2012

Syrian activists claim to have buried Marie Colvin and Remi Ochlik in Homs

The two western journalists were killed in a rocket attack on the besieged neighbourhood of Homs last week.

Red Cross permitted entry to besieged Homs neighbourhood

The ICRC says Syrian authorities have given it the green light to enter Baba Amr tomorrow.

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

UN humanitarian envoy refused entry to Syria

Meanwhile, Syria’s main opposition group formed a military council and Britain has closed its embassy in the country and withdrawn all diplomatic staff.

# homs - Wednesday 29 February, 2012

UN says 100 civilians are being killed every day in Syria

A top UN official has said that over 7500 people have died so far in the ongoing violence.

# homs - Tuesday 28 February, 2012

Two journalists ‘safe’ after being smuggled out of Syria – report Syria This post contains videos

Two journalists ‘safe’ after being smuggled out of Syria – report

Conroy and French journalist Edith Bouvier were wounded in the same attack that killed colleagues Marie Colvin and Remi Ochlik.

Arming Syrian opposition would 'contribute to civil war situation' - Tánaiste

Eamon Gilmore was speaking as EU foreign ministers agreed further sanctions on Syria but there is no sign of military intervention of any sort.

# homs - Monday 27 February, 2012

Syria: Women and children among 64 killed at Homs checkpoint - activists

The 64 people were trying to flee the bombarded city. Activists said that 135 people have been killed across the country today.

# homs - Sunday 26 February, 2012

Syrians vote on new draft constitution as violence continues

Opposition parties are boycotting the vote and have called for Assad to step down immediately.

# homs - Saturday 25 February, 2012

Red Cross attempts to rescue Syrians and journalists trapped in Homs

Negotiations between aid agencies and the Syrian government come after just over two dozen people were evacuated from the besieged city yesterday.

# homs - Friday 24 February, 2012

Ireland to take part in 'Friends of Syria' conference

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore is in Tunisia for discussions on how to help the Syrian people.

# homs - Thursday 23 February, 2012

French journalist injured in Homs shelling appeals for evacuation Syria This post contains videos

French journalist injured in Homs shelling appeals for evacuation

Edith Bouvier was injured in yesterday’s heavy Homs shelling activists say killed about 30 people, including two journalists.

UN to send top humanitarian official to Syria as civil war looms

Ban Ki-Moon has asked Valerie Amos to visit Syria to assess the humanitarian situation and renew the call for urgent access.

# homs - Wednesday 22 February, 2012

Video: Marie Colvin's mother talks about war reporter's plans to leave Syria Syria This post contains videos

Video: Marie Colvin's mother talks about war reporter's plans to leave Syria

Meanwhile, Eamon Gilmore will attend Friday’s international conference on Syria’s escalating violence.

Sunday Times journalist Marie Colvin killed in Syria

A French photographer Remi Ochlik is also thought to have died in heavy shelling of a rebel stronghold in the city of Homs.

# homs - Tuesday 21 February, 2012

Syria: Troops heavily shell rebel districts killing 12 - reports

Activists say Government troops have bombarded rebel areas in Homs killing 12 people, including two children.

# homs - Wednesday 15 February, 2012

Syria sets date for referendum on draft constitution Assad Regime This post contains images

Syria sets date for referendum on draft constitution

Read President Assad’s rambling statement on the future of the country. Plus, rare non-government images from inside Syria.

# homs - Tuesday 14 February, 2012

Violence escalates in Syria as UN cites crimes against humanity

Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton has said it is “deplorable” that the regime has escalated violence to the extent that it is using artillery and tank fire against innocent civilians.

# homs - Sunday 12 February, 2012

Head of Arab League observer mission to Syria resigns

The 22-member group is considering renewing its mission to Syria amid escalating violence.

Al-Qaeda chief urges outside help for Syria rebels

Ayman al-Zawahri calls on Muslims elsewhere in the Arab World to join the uprising against Syrian president Bashar Assad.

# homs - Saturday 11 February, 2012

Military official shot dead in Damascus

Dr Issa al-Kholi is the highest ranking military official to have been killed since unrest began almost a year ago.

# homs - Friday 10 February, 2012

Syria: 28 killed in Aleppo bomb blasts

Bashar Assad’s forces continue to bombard the city of Homs as the government said that military complexes in the economically important city of Aleppo had been targeted today.

# homs - Thursday 9 February, 2012

Over a dozen dead as shelling of Syrian city of Homs continues Syria This post contains videos

Over a dozen dead as shelling of Syrian city of Homs continues

Scores of people have died in the last week alone as UN chief Ban Ki Moon said that the failure to agree a resolution on Syria at the UN Security Council has been “disastrous”.

# homs - Wednesday 8 February, 2012

Syria: Dozens reported dead as shelling of Homs continues Syria This post contains videos

Syria: Dozens reported dead as shelling of Homs continues

The violence comes despite more assurances from president Bashar Assad to end the bombardment and start dialogue with rebel fighters.

# homs - Tuesday 7 February, 2012

Videos: What's happening in Homs? Syria This post contains videos

Videos: What's happening in Homs?

Hundreds have been reportedly killed since the artillery assault of the Syrian city began last week.

# homs - Monday 6 February, 2012

More deaths as shelling continues in Syrian city of Homs

Meanwhile, the US has called China and Russia’s veto on a UN resolution on Syria a “travesty”.

# homs - Saturday 4 February, 2012

China and Russia veto UN security council resolution on Syria

Today’s vote follows days of negotiations and came amid reports of heavy casualties in Homs after Syrian forces fired mortars and artillery.

Up to 350 killed in sustained shelling in Syria

Syrian forces unleash a three-hour barrage of mortar bombs and artillery shells in Homs, with at least 200 people killed.

# homs - Friday 27 January, 2012

Children among the dead in "terrifying" Syrian massacre

The attack took place in Homs and led to the death of 30 people, including small children, activists said today.

# homs - Wednesday 11 January, 2012

French journalist killed in Syria

The French reporter, Gilles Jacquier, was in the city of Homs on a rare western reporting trip authorised by Syria’s government.