G8 leaders are gathering in Northern Ireland - but differences between Russia and the US over what to do on Syria are already looming large.
The situation in Aleppo appears increasingly hopeless. This civil war is on the brink of its greatest humanitarian disaster. But there's not much the West can do on its own, writes DW's Loay Mudhoon.
US President Barack Obama has reported on the progress against the so-called "Islamic State" militant group, but warned of further small-scale attacks. He also criticized Russia for not taking "necessary steps" in Syria.
US Secretary of State John Kerry has met Russian President Vladimir Putin as part of an effort to salvage the stalled Syria peace process. The pair discussed cooperating against Islamic State and other militant groups.
Israeli PM Netanyahu is tired of being badgered by the US and EU about the humanitarian plight of the Palestinians. So he is turning to countries like Russia, India and China, whose priorities may differ somewhat.
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