Britain’s Queen sails in diamond jubilee flotilla
Queen Elizabeth II sailed along the Thames Sunday
on a royal barge at the centre of a spectacular 1,000-boat river
pageant, the highpoint of celebrations to mark her diamond jubilee.
The queen travelled down the river on the red-and-gold Spirit of
Chartwell amid a water-borne procession of kayaks, steamers and
US insists on Assad’s overthrow
The United States says any political solution in
Syria should result in the overthrow of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said during a press conference
in the Swedish capital Stockholm on Sunday, “Assad's departure does
not have to be a precondition, but it should be an outcome” of any
such political solution, AFP reported.
China state paper warns against intervention in Syria
China's top state newspaper on Monday warned
against foreign action in Syria and said the abandonment of special
envoy Kofi Annan's peace plan could plunge the country “into the
abyss of full-scale war.”