Bombardment of Syrian city 'intensifies' after UN vote
17 February 2012 Last updated at 12:56 GMT
Syrian troops are shelling intensively parts of the city of Homs, activists say, a day after the UN General Assembly called for an end to violence.
One opposition group said the bombardment was the heaviest since troops launched attacks on anti-government strongholds 13 days ago.
A senior Chinese envoy is meanwhile due to meet President Bashar al-Assad.
Jim Muir reports from neighbouring Beirut.