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Thu Feb 21, 2013, 06:11 AM

Large explosion rocks Syrian capital Damascus

Source: BBC

A huge car bomb in the Syrian capital Damascus has sent smoke billowing across the capital's skyline.

Syrian media and pan-Arab satellite station al-Jazeera have spoken of deaths and injuries resulting from the blast, which state media have blamed on "terrorists".

Ambulances rushed to the scene near headquarters of the ruling Baath party.

The violence comes as Russia and the Arab League say they want to broker direct government-opposition talks.

Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-21529634

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