Press TV – Russia, China snub UN ‘political move’ on Syria – voiceofrussia.com – UN draft resolution on Syria may undermine humanitarian efforts – Churkin
Russia and China have skipped a UN Security Council meeting called to discuss a draft resolution that would impose more sanctions on Syria unless the government gives unrestricted access to deliver aid.
The Russian and Chinese ambassadors to the UN did not attend the meeting on Monday to discuss the resolution drafted by Australia, Jordan, and Luxembourg.
Russian Ambassador to the UN Vitaly Churkin pledged to veto the proposed measure if necessary, saying that the resolution would increase tension in Syria.
”This text would not have any positive impact on the situation,” Churkin said, ”If anything, it would create disruption of humanitarian efforts.”
nsnbc.me – Jabhat al-Nusrah commits Massacre in Maan, near Syrian City of Homs
The Saudi Arabia and Western-backed Jabhat al-Nusrah has committed a massacre in the Syrian village Maan, near the city of Homs, killing forty-two women and children.
voiceofrussia.com – Syria destroys 93% of its isopropanol – OPCW
Syria’s government recently destroyed 93% of the country’s isopropanol stockpiles, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons said on Monday.
Press TV – Britons implicated in execution, torture in Syria
New footage posted online suggests that British citizens fighting in Syria have been involved in acts of execution and torture.
The footage obtained by the Sky News on Monday, shows British members of the al-Qaeda-linked al-Nusra Front torturing and beating their fellow militants.
voltairenet.org – Contras free own hostages in Homs
The Syrian armed forces besiege the areas held by the Contras who, to avoid an assault, take civilians hostage.
Besieged Homs Described as ”Jungle of Monsters” by Evacuated Civilians