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Syrian death toll tops 3,500: UN rights office

More than 3,500 people have been killed in the Syrian regime’sbrutal crackdown on dissent, the UN human rights office said Tuesday, deploring the slaughter that went on despite a peace plan. “The brutal crackdown on the dissent in Syria has so far claimed the lives of more than 3,500 Syrians,” said Ravina Shamdasani, spokeswoman for the UN…

Update: Libya death toll tops 173, says Human Rights Watch

Update: Death toll now at least 173, rights group says Human Rights Watch said Sunday that the countrywide death toll in Libya had reached 173. Local residents told Al Jazeera that 200 people had died in Benghazi alone. Original report continues below… TRIPOLI (AFP) – The death toll has topped…