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Thursday, March 1, 2012

UK Embassy In Syria Closes Amid Warnings

The new international mediator for Syria has demanded an end to the killing amid reported warnings of an escalation in violence and the closure of the country's UK embassy.

Fears have been heightened after a senior Assad regime official was quoted as saying part of the city of Homs will be "cleansed".

Britain's diplomatic staff have been withdrawn from Syria and the embassy in Damascus shut on security grounds.

Foreign Secretary William Hague said ambassador Simon Collis and his staff left Syria on Wednesday because the "deterioration in the security situation" had put their safety at risk. Read More