US mulls stepped up aid for Syria as G8 meets

The United States is mulling ways to step up support for the Syrian opposition, a top US official said Wednesday, as US Secretary of State John Kerry and G8 ministers were to meet rebel leaders.

G8 meet: Novel approach to tackle terror

The G8 in its two-day meeting which started on Monday launched economic initiatives to work towards mitigation of terror in the Afghan-Pak border region.