New pressure expected for Syria cease-fire and humanitarian aid

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is among many diplomats set to arrive Friday in Tunisia with a goal of turning up the heat on Bashar Assad’s government.

The United States and allied governments seeking the ouster of Syrian President Bashar Assad were expected to exert new pressure Friday on Syrian authorities to agree to a cease-fire and allow humanitarian aid into besieged areas such as the battered central city of Homs.

from By Patrick J. McDonnell, Los Angeles Times


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