Print edition : June 28, 2013
Climbdown on Syria
Lebanese soldiers inspect a site hit by a rocket in Seriine town in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley, on June 1. Most of the at least seven rockets fired into the valley from rebel-controlled Syrian territory landed in empty fields.
As ripples from the Syrian conflict threaten to destabilise pro-Western regimes in the region, the West seems to finally see sense in a negotiated solution. By JOHN CHERIAN