Support appears to be growing for a plan to put Syria's chemical weapons under international supervision.
Syria began its descent into civil war in early 2011, when government security forces shot and killed protesters. But if President Bashar al-Assad thought a show of force would end the protests, he was wrong.
Frustration over Syria is understandable. Nevertheless, Carla Del Ponte's resignation isn't, says Andreas Zumach.
A joint US-Russia stabilization effort in Syria, including no-fly zones, has been floated by the US secretary of state. Rex Tillerson's call precedes talks expected at the G20 in Hamburg between US and Russian leaders.
Germany's Sigmar Gabriel and Russia's Sergey Lavrov have exchanged strong words during a joint press conference in Krasnodar. Gabriel accused the Syrian regime, which Russia backs in the region, of war crimes.
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