Clinton warns Russia over Syria stance

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has warned Russia that its stance over the crisis in Syria puts its Middle East interests "at risk".

Clinton urged the Russians to "move more constructively" and back UN envoy Kofi Annan's peace plan.

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France: Syria is in a civil war

The French Foreign Minister has said Syria is in a state of civil war. His Russian counterpart has accused the US of supplying arms to Syrian rebels, after Hillary Clinton said Russia had been arming the Assad regime.