Hundreds of shops in Aleppo's ancient market were set on fire during fighting between government soldiers and rebels yesterday.
Activists say the army shelled the market and then prevented people from entering the area to put the flames out. So far almost 1000 shops are thought to be destroyed.
Aleppo's Old City is one of several locations in Syria declared world heritage sites by UNESCO, the United Nations cultural agency, that are now at risk from the fighting. The eighteen month conflict has killed an estimated 30,000 people.
The hands of the UN are stained with blood due to its failure to stop the Assad regime in Syria, David Cameron told the UN General Assembly.
David Cameron will urge the world to give support to the emerging democracies of the Arab Spring as he addresses the UN General Assembly.
President Obama said today that the US would not tolerate a nuclear-armed Iran, but that won't extinguish the heated Israeli rhetoric.