G-8 leaders support political solution to Syria
Although the fate of Syrian President Bashar Assad split the Group of 8 summit, leaders manage to come up with a statement of common goals. BEIRUT — Global economic leaders, including the United States and Russia, reiterated support Tuesday for a political solution to the Syrian civil war, backing a plan for a transitional government hammered out last year in Geneva.
G8 urges Syria peace talks as fighting flares in north
ENNISKILLEN, Northern Ireland/BEIRUT - Differences between Russia and the West mean an international peace conference on Syria is now unlikely before August, a source at a meeting of Group of Eight leaders said on Tuesday as surging government forces brought heavy fighting to Aleppo.
Syria peace talks delayed as Russia and West clash
ENNISKILLEN, Northern Ireland/BEIRUT - Differences between Russia and the West mean an international peace conference on Syria is now unlikely to be held before August, a source at a meeting of Group of Eight leaders said on Tuesday as heavy fighting was reported in Aleppo.
Lebanese Sunni Muslim politician warns of state collapse
BEIRUT - Lebanon's main Sunni Muslim political party pleaded with the presidency on Tuesday to prevent "state collapse", blaming the Shi'ite Hezbollah group for dragging the country into the war in neighboring Syria.
U.S. puts jets in Jordan, fuels Russian fear of Syria no-fly zone
BEIRUT - The United States said on Saturday it would keep F-16 fighters and Patriot missiles in Jordan at Amman's request, and Russia bristled at the possibility they could be used to enforce a no-fly zone inside Syria.
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