Beirut: Syria is facing international calls for tougher sanctions as anti-government protesters vow they will choose death over humiliation at the hands of the regime.
The US and Britain called for a tougher stance over Syria`s bloody crackdown on protesters on Thursday, demanding tough new international sanctions on President Bashar Assad and his regime.
The five-month-old uprising in Syria shows no sign of slowing down despite a brutal government crackdown that the UN estimates has killed some 2,200 people.
Friday has emerged as the main day of protests in the Arab world. Syrians planned to march on Friday under the banner "Death Rather Than Humiliation”.