MOSCOW Oct 13 Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov discussed the conflict in Syria in a telephone conversation with his French counterpart Jean-Marc Ayrault on Thursday, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
Ayrault said that Paris would continue its cooperation with Moscow on developing bilateral ties as well as on key issues of the international agenda, the ministry said, adding the conversation had been held at the request of the French side. (Reporting by Maria Kiselyova; Writing by Dmitry Solovyov)
Rebels won't surrender Aleppo, rebel official says
BEIRUT, Dec 3 Syrian rebel commanders in Aleppo will not surrender eastern Aleppo to government forces, a rebel official said on Saturday, after Russia said it was ready for talks with the United States on the withdrawal of all rebels from the area.