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BBC在线收听下载:土俄德法或将召开叙问题峰会

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BBC News with Sue Montgomery.

Turkey is hosting a summit on Syria that brings together the leaders of Russia and two key European countries, Germany and France. Discussions will focus on efforts to find a political solution to the conflict as well as reconstruction and refugees. From Istanbul, Sarah Rainsford reports. Moscow's military backing has helped President Assad regain control of much of Syria, but some thirteen million people have been displaced by the fighting. Many are here in Turkey. Some half a million are in Germany and there's been public pressure on both places for them to return home. Russia is offering to help as part of its push to end the conflict now, but it needs international funding to rebuild Syria after seven devastating years of violence.

The US Defense Secretary James Mattis has told a major international security meeting in Bahrain that the murder of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Turkey must be of concern to all. He said the US could not tolerate such a ruthless action. Here's our security correspondent Frank Gardner. The US Defense Secretary James Mattis delivered a mixed message here in Bahrain this morning. He sought to reassure his audience that America still had a rock-solid strategic commitment to this region. But he also said the US would not tolerate behavior like the recent murder of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister al-Jubeir conceded that some people had exceeded their authority, but he accused the Western media of hysteria in its coverage of the case. People, he said, should withhold their judgement until the full and transparent investigation was complete.

The Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has suspended parliament a day after he sacked the Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe. The move came shortly after Mr. Wickremasinghe called for an emergency session of parliament to challenge his dismissal. Anbarasan Ethirajan has more details. The sacking of Ranil Wickremasinghe and the appointment of the controversial former President Mahinda Rajapaksa as the new Prime Minister has plunged Sri Lanka into a constitutional crisis. The decision to suspend parliament until November the 16th is seen as an attempt to give time for Mr. Rajapaksa to get the support of MPs. Overnight, supporters of Mr. Rajapaksa stormed a state-owned television network which they regard as loyal to the outgoing government and briefly force it off the air. But elsewhere in the capital Colombo the streets remained calm.

World news from the BBC.


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