Growing international division over Syria crisis

The second gathering of the Friends of Syria contact group is taking place in the Turkish capital Istanbul today, amid growing international division over how to end the crisis.

31st March, 2012
Growing international division over Syria crisis
A still from video footage of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad visiting the Baba Amr suburb in Homs. Photo: AP

The second gathering of the Friends of Syria contact group is taking place in the Turkish capital Istanbul today, amid growing international division over how to end the crisis in the troubled state.

Leaders and representatives from around 60 countries are meeting to establish a plan to persuade the regime of Bashar al-Assad to comply with the latest proposed peace plan for the country. Syria's chief backers, Russia and China, have vowed not to attend...

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