November 30th, 2011
08:38 AM ET

International pressure mounts on Syria

World pressure on the Syrian regime escalated Wednesday as Turkey announced tough economic sanctions and a leading U.N. body announced a Friday meeting on the human rights situation.

In Saudi Arabia, the Organization of Islamic Conference, a worldwide alliance of Muslim nations, met on Wednesday to discuss the bloodshed in Syria, whose government has been widely condemned for its fierce crackdown against protesters.

"Collective punishment methods, besieging cities, bombing mosques, using excessive violence against peaceful demonstrators and killing tens of people every day pointing weapons to their own people with army units following armed gangs such as shabiha are the manifestations of the Syrian administration's lack of understanding of legitimacy," said Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, who announced a series of sanctions against Syria.

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  1. Marine5484

    It looks like all the right-wing thugs are circling around Bashir al-Assad and his regime. I'm afraid that it won't be long now before Syria falls to NATO!!!

    November 30, 2011 at 10:00 am | Report abuse |
  2. The Thing From Uranus

    I think Assad is a great ruler and we should leave him alone. He is wonderful and I love him.

    November 30, 2011 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
  3. xoxo

    I love how they executed Al-Assad in COD

    November 30, 2011 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
  4. banasy©

    @Marine5484@10:00:
    Your posts are boring.

    November 30, 2011 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  5. George Patton

    I think Assad is a great ruler and we should leave him alone. He is wonderful and I love him.

    November 30, 2011 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Marine5484

    I think Assad is a great ruler and we should leave him alone. He is wonderful and I love him!!!

    November 30, 2011 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
  7. benghazipost

    National Council of Syria holds secret talks with Free Syrian Army in Turkey, details, photo, see:

    NCS & FSA INCOMMUNICADO

    http://nationalcouncilofsyria.com

    November 30, 2011 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
  8. RUFFNUTT

    i had a high pressure build up also.. i ate some chili, what was amazing was that the dog actually liked the smell..

    November 30, 2011 at 8:24 pm | Report abuse |