Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Tuesday 7 Feb 2012

1. GULF STATES CUT LINKS WITH SYRIA

The Syrian army is again shelling the country's third-biggest city, Homs, as Gulf Arab states expel ambassadors and recall envoys from Syria. At least 95 people were killed on Monday. Russian diplomats are in Damascus, but claims that the opposition to President Assad have agreed to let them mediate have been dismissed.

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