The meeting in London takes place in the wake of Lakhdar Brahimi (centre) announcing that he is stepping down as UN envoy for Syria. Photograph: EPA

In a bid to revive the diplomatic option for resolving the Syrian conflict, US secretary of state John Kerry is to meet European and Arab counterparts(...)

Members of a  family carry their belongings as they move into the Salah al-Din neighbourhood in central Aleppo. Photograph: Reuters/Ammar Abdullah

Lebanon’s president Michel Suleiman plans to raise the matter of the influx of Syrian refugees into his country during the opening session of the UN G(...)