Syria's been practically at war with itself for more than a year. U.N. peacekeepers have moved in to try and put a stop to the violence, but so far it persists. But they still have hope. The full 300-strong contingent is expected to be deployed soon.
United Nations special envoy Kofi Annan says Syria has agreed to his six-point plan that he hopes will bring about an end to the year-long violence in the country. It's already claimed more than 8,000 lives, according to U.N. estimates.
UK Prime Minister David Cameron told Syria's "criminal regime" that it must face justice "for the blood that is on your hands". He also urged Russia and China to look hard at the suffering in Syria and reconsider their support for the Syrian government.
The deadly siege of Homs lasted 27 days. It ended Thursday with rebels in the Syrian city announcing a "tactical" retreat, essentially handing victory to the government, which bombarded rebel-held parts of Homs daily for much of the past month.
In Syria Wednesday, two western journalists joined the thousands of Syrians who have already died in the conflict there. But perhaps more importantly, a Syrian citizen-journalist, who helped publish video from Homs, was also killed in the shelling.