The Syrian civil war contributed to pushing the numbers of refugees and those displaced by conflict within their own nation to an 18-year high of 45.2 million worldwide by the end of 2012.
Moscow said Wednesday it cannot welcome US President Barack Obama's proposal of cutting Russian and US strategic nuclear arsenals up to a third.
The G8 summit closed on Tuesday amid consensuses, compromises and differences over various issues, in particular the Syria crisis this time.
President Barack Obama will announce on Tuesday he will pursue a new reduction in deployed nuclear weapons.
Britain should introduce laws making it possible to jail "reckless" bankers and claw back past bonus and pension awards
Syrian analysts said that the G8 leaders brought "nothing new" on the Syrian issue during their two-day summit at Lough Erne in Northern Ireland.
US President Barack Obama's visit to Germany is expected to be overshadowed by pubic outcry over concerns about intrusion into privacy.
France pledged to further secure Chinese safety after a violent attack on Chinese students in southwest France。
Leaders of the Group of Eight (G8) nations gathered in Lough Erne, Northern Ireland on Tuesday for the second and final day of their summit.
China and the European Union (EU) will hold a meeting later this week to discuss problems concerning trade and economic cooperation between the two sides.
President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin said they would sign an agreement on securing and destroying nuclear material.
Turkey's deputy prime minister said on Monday the armed forces could be called up if needed to help quell popular protests.