ENNISKILLEN, Northern Ireland (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin faced growing isolation on the second day of a G8 summit on Tuesday as world leaders lined up to pressure him into toning down his support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
ENNISKILLEN, Northern Ireland (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama sparred with Russia’s Vladimir Putin over how to end the war in Syria on Monday during an icy encounter at a G8 summit where divisions over the conflict eclipsed the rest … Continue reading
The leaders of the G8 nations are set to begin a summit in Northern Ireland, with Syria likely to dominate but global economic issues also key.
David Cameron has said “no decision” has been taken in the UK to arm the Syrian rebels, as the US says it will provide them with military support.
The US president approves the supply of direct military aid to the Syrian opposition after US intelligence concludes Assad forces are using chemical weapons “on a small scale”.
WASHINGTON/BEIRUT (Reuters) – President Barack Obama has authorized sending U.S. weapons to Syrian rebels for the first time, a U.S. official said on Thursday after the White House said it has proof the Syrian government had used chemical weapons against … Continue reading
At least 93,000 people have been killed in Syria since the start of the conflict, according to latest United Nations figures.
The United Nations launches the largest appeal in its history, saying it needs $ 5bn (£3.2bn; 3.7bn euros) for humanitarian aid to Syria.
AMMAN (Reuters) – France said on Tuesday it had performed tests that proved President Bashar al-Assad’s forces had used nerve gas in Syria’s civil war, a “red line” that the United States and other countries have repeatedly said would demand … Continue reading
Tests show the nerve agent sarin has been used several times during the Syrian conflict, France’s government says, without specifying where or by whom.