Middle East

Syria Death Toll Tops 2,000

Recent violence in Syria has pushed the death toll over 2,000 people since political unrest began five months ago. Saudi Arabia and other Middle Eastern countries withdrew their ambassadors Monday, but the move seemed to have little effect on the Syrian government, which continued military operations across the country. Now Turkey too is calling for an end to the violence, sending its foreign minister, Ahmet Davutoglu, to Syria to demand the government stop the killings.