UN peace plan crumbles in Syria

UN monitors came under fire yesterday while trying to investigate reports of a new massacre that raised the pressure on world powers struggling to halt the carnage in Syria. Speaking at a special session of the UN General Assembly on Syria, international envoy Kofi Annan acknowledged his peace plan was not working and said there must be “consequences” for those who do not comply with it. Opposition activists said up to 40 women and children were among those killed on Wednesday.