Syria’s opposition called for “sophisticated” arms at an Arab summit in Kuwait Tuesday while Saudi Arabia stressed the need for a change in military balance to “end the impasse”.

UN peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi, however, insisted on the need for a “political solution” to the three-year conflict, urging an “end to the supply of arms to all parties”.

Opposition Syrian National Coalition chief Ahmed Jarba repeated calls on the international community to supply rebels with “sophisticated weapons” as the two-day summit opened. […]