Russia and China have both vetoed previous Western efforts to impose UN penalties on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
Limited military strikes against Syria favoured by US President Barack Obama may have a psychological effect but little practical impact on Damascus regime`s firepower.
Syria`s main opposition group has said a Pakistani Taliban commander`s claim that his fighters are establishing a presence in Syria is doubtful.
German prosecutors have charged a German-Syrian dual national with spying on exiled dissidents in Germany for Syria`s intelligence services.
Assad is still confident that he can ride out the maelstrom engulfing his country, according to Syrians familiar with the thinking of the regime.
As many as 397 people were killed in Syria Saturday in what could be the country`s bloodiest day since the start of the uprising.
Just two days after UN envoy Lakhdar Brahimi met with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to negotiate peace plan, Syria has sent top diplomats to Russia in order to discuss the same.
Day in Pics: 28th August
August 28, 2014
Bipasha at launch event for Delhi Half Marathon