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At least 10 dead in Syria amid sweeping arrests

DAMASCUS — Security forces on Wednesday killed at least 10 people and made sweeping arrests, activists said, as Western and Arab countries sought a special UN session on Syria’s crackdown on dissent. President Bashar al-Assad, meanwhile, met with the central committee of the ruling Baath party, in power since 1963,…

23 dead as Syria ships, tanks blast city

DAMASCUS — Syrian ships and security forces killed more than 20 people in an assault Sunday on the port city of Latakia, activists said, as world leaders demanded an immediate end to the ruthless crushing of dissent. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said in a statement that at least…