One thing is crystal clear: the Assad regime is doomed. But the people of Syria cannot wait while the wheels of diplomacy turn. It is time for all major powers to work with Arab countries to stem the violence. If Russia and China will join us in standing up for Syrians, not propping up Assad, we will gladly work with them.

William Hague, the Foreign Secretary, sets out the five areas in which the British Government will assist the Free Syria Army ahead of “the inevitable day of Assad’s fall”

As the Games roll on, a colourful reminder that people are still dying in Syria.

Times cartoonist Peter Brookes brings us President Assad of Syria and President Ahmadinejad of Iran in part four of his Rules of the Game series

The Times says…

Tuesday June 12, 2012

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