In a speech to French diplomats, Mr. Hollande called for an “intensification of efforts for the political transition to take place quickly” and urged the Syrian opposition to form a “provisional, inclusive and representative” government. “France will recognize the provisional government of the new Syria as soon as it is formed,” he said. [Globe and Daily Mail]
THE PRESIDENT of France also warned Bashar al-Assad against the use of chemical weapons, joining other countries led by the U.S.
There is also a bit of a debate, as you’ll see in the video, of the causes of a Syrian helicopter crashing to earth. Free Syrian rebels are taking responsibility, but this has not been confirmed.