Reports: Russia rejects idea of a Syrian no-fly zone

Russia's foreign minister Sergei Lavrov has been quoted as saying that Russia rejects the idea of a no-fly zone over Syria on Sky News Arabia, Reuters reports.

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2.5 million Syrians 'need aid'

United Nations humanitarian chief Valerie Amos said 2.5 million people were in need of aid in Syria. She urged government forces and rebels to do more to protect civilians.