Russia and the United States put aside bitter differences over Syria to strike a deal on Saturday that by destroying President Bashar al-Assad`s chemical arsenal may avert U.S. military action against him.
US President Barack Obama told the Congress that he wants to give diplomacy a chance on the issue of Syria, but backed a limited and targeted military strike against the Assad regime with Congressional authorisation.
President Barack Obama on Sunday tried to rally Congressional support for possible US military action against Syria ahead of a vote expected over the issue as his top diplomat launched parallel efforts to drum up support from key European allies and Arab leaders.
India must abandon its policy of neutrality and take a principled stand on Syria to allow the Syrian people to democratically decide on their political, economic and social future, London-based V K Krishna Menon Institute said on Sunday.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has crossed a "red line" by using chemical weapons in the strife-torn country, prompting the US to send military support to rebels for the first time, a top American official said.
Iran and Hezbollah have built a 50,000-strong parallel force in Syria to help the regime of President Bashar-al Assad in its fight against rebels demanding his ouster, Israel`s military intelligence chief has claimed.