SYRIA
 
Russia Slams Friends of Syria Meeting
 
If the purpose of the 22 October meeting in London of the “core” group of the friends of Syria – the foreign ministers of Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Qatar, Jordan, Egypt, France, Germany, Italy, Turkey, the UK and the US, plus representatives of the opposition Syrian National Coalition (SNC) – was to pave the way for the proposed Geneva-2 conference in late November, it cannot be counted a great success as it...