Russia warns Syria strikes would cause 'outburst of terror'

MOSCOW (AFP) - Military strikes on Syria risk causing an "outburst of terrorism" in the region and would spark a new wave of refugees, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said after talks with his Syrian counterpart on Monday.

"The possibility for a political solution remains," Mr Lavrov said after talks with Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem, saying his Syrian counterpart said Damascus was still "ready for peace talks".