U.N. May Charge Syrians

The United Nations may be stymied by Russia and China, but it’s drawn up a list of Syrian officials who could be charged with crimes against humanity, according to a U.N. panel. A report by the U.N.-appointed Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Syria says that “a reliable body of evidence exists” that could be used to charge “commanding officers and officials at the highest levels of government” with crimes against humanity. The U.N. Human Rights Council is expected to hold a meeting on Syria next week. President Bashar al-Assad, meanwhile, continued his assault on the city of Homs a day after two journalists were killed there. The city has been under siege since Feb. 4.