Saturday, March 3, 2012

China Urges Syria Government and Rebels To 'End Acts Of Violence' Immediately

China has urged the Syrian government and rebels to immediately end all acts of violence, after the bodies of two Western journalists who were killed in the country were handed over to the French ambassador and a Polish diplomat in Damascus.

A statement from the Chinese foreign ministry called for political dialogue under the mediation of the UN or an Arab League envoy.

Veteran war reporter Marie Colvin, of the Sunday Times, and French photographer Remi Ochlik were killed in a rocket attack in the heavily bombarded Baba Amr neighbourhood of Homs.

Their bodies in wooden coffins were transferred outside a hospital in Damascus and driven away in an ambulance. The journalists' belongings were placed in black plastic bags. Read More