Syria torture allegations

The human rights charity Amnesty International has called for urgent action on Syria after publishing a "grim catalogue" of what it alleges is state-sponsored torture.

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Annan: Syria crisis cannot be allowed to drag on

UN Arab envoy KofI Annan said he has received a response from President Bashar al-Assad on Syria proposals but questions remain, according to Reuters.

Annan also said he was seeking answers from Syria but time is of the essence and "this crisis cannot be allowed to drag on."

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