CCTV.com - CNTV English - CCTV News

30 dead in Homs as Red Cross urges cease-fire

02-22-2012 08:50 BJT

Watch Video

Play Video

Syrian government troops continued to pound the rebel strongholds in Homs on Tuesday, killing at least 30 people. Activists say food and water are running dangerously low there.

The Red Cross called for a daily two-hour cease-fire so that it can deliver emergency aid to the wounded and sick. The US on Tuesday also voiced support for the cease-fire. Russia urged the United Nations to send a special envoy to Syria to help coordinate security issues and delivery of humanitarian assistance.

While western powers and the Arab League are preparing for a meeting of the "Friends of Syria" contact group in Tunisia on Friday...to pressure Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to step down.

Residents are pictured in a shelter in the district of Bab Amro in Homs, in this
February 15, 2012 file photo.

Black smoke is seen from a Homs refinery February 15, 2012.

 

Editor:Zhang Jingya |Source: CNTV.CN

Hot Videos view more

The celebrations are still continuing as the victorious coach, Joachim Loew, has been honored for his achievement in his hometown of Freiburg.
Germany coach Loew honored in hometown of Freiburg

Chinese men´s national team continued its preparations for next year´s Asian Cup, as they managed a one-all draw against visitors Jordan during a football friendly in Harbin, the capital city of Northeast China´s Heilongjiang Province.
China held to 1-1 draw by Jordan

The defending world champs came into the contest with a perfect 6-and-oh record, but they would be in for a tough first half before opening things up in the second.
USA beat Slovenia 119-76 in quarter-finals

Hot Stories more

UK authorities believe killer of James Foley is a British national

Across the UK the hunt is on for James Foley’s killer, who authorities believe is a British national. As Richard Bestic reports from London, Prime Minister David Cameron cut short his summer break to lead his government’s response.

Israeli war jets renews Gaza strike as truce talks stalled

Three Palestinians were killed and 40 others wounded in the intensive Israeli war jets´ airstrikes on the Gaza city on Tuesday night, shortly before an end of a 24-hour ceasefire in the Gaza Strip,

Missouri police arrest dozens after violent night

As the protests in the town of Ferguson, Missouri turned violent with police facing ´heavy gunfire´ from some ´criminal elements´, cops fired tear gas, stun grenades and arrested 31 demonstrators on Monday night.

Picture in news more

More Video News

Choose TV Program