The United Nations and Arab League envoy to Syria is to convene a high-level meeting in Geneva amid the worsening situation in the Middle East.
The deputy for envoy Kofi Annan said he would hold an “action group on Syria” for June 30, seeking to find a “common position on proposed outcomes”.
Jean-Marie Guehenno said the six-point plan forged by Mr Annan “is clearly not being implemented.”
Russia suspends selling missile systems to Syria: Report
Russia’s top weapon producers have suspended the sale of the S-300 missile system to Syria, Russian daily Vedomosti has reported.
Russia’s Almaz-Antey was reportedly scheduled to deliver the system to Syrian sources between 2012 and 2013 but the expected sale was halted on government orders, according to the report.
‘Bloodiest Week’ of Syrian Revolt Sees 916 Killed
More than 15,800 people have been killed since the outbreak of the Syrian revolt 15 months ago, a human rights watchdog said on Wednesday, adding that the past seven days had been the bloodiest so far.
“The pace of the killings has escalated,” the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
Turkey deploys tanks to Syrian border
As tensions between Ankara and Damascus rise over the downed fighter jet, Turkey has sent tanks and other armored vehicles to the Syrian border, amid belligerent threats of retaliation.
The heavily guarded convoy that departed from the city of Diyarbakir reportedly included 15 armored tanks, long-distance guns and other military vehicles, Dogan news agency reports.
Russia halts plans to supply S-300 missile system to Syria – reports