{FD} Syria’s opposition, divided and varied, to get a new face

Syria's notoriously fragmented opposition is gathering in the Saudi capital for a meeting intended to close ranks and come up with a unified vision ahead of a new round of peace talks in Geneva.

{FD} The Latest: Lebanese PM Hariri makes detour, lands in Cyprus

The Latest on the crisis following Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri's shock resignation from Saudi Arabia more than two weeks ago (all times local): 10: 55 p.m. Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri has made an unexpected detour on what was assumed to be his flight home to Beirut and has instead landed in Cyprus to meet with President Nicos Anastasiades there.

{FD} Russia’s Putin not likely to give up involvement in Syria

Meeting with Syrian President Bashar Assad this week, Russia's President Vladimir Putin said recent successes in battling the Islamic State group in Syria have allowed for a shift in focus to a political settlement for the war-torn country.