Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said "No" to the West so many times over Syria that he may come to rival a Cold War predecessor for the title of "Mr Nyet". The chain-smoking, battle-hardened diplomat is proving every bit as formidable as...
The Globe & Mail
Story Kofi Annan, Joint Special Envoy of the United Nations and the Arab League for Syria, speaks during a press briefing at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva on Aug. 2, 2012. AP video Food and cooking gas were in short supply...
Mail Online UK
United Nations Secretary general Ban Ki-Moon Foreign powers have been urged to take action to prevent Syria turning into a bloodbath on a scale seen in notorious conflicts in Bosnia or Rwanda. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon drew a comparison...
Free Syrian Army soldiers in Aleppo take a break from the fighting. Photograph: Goran Tomasevic/Reuters When the history of Syria 's catastrophic civil war comes to be written, 30 June 2012 will surely be recognised as the only true moment of hope.