The Assad government has scheduled Parliamentary elections for the seventh of May. Russia is praising the move, but says change and reforms are long overdue. On the ground, Syrian troops have overrun another flashpoint city - Idlib, pushing back armed rebels. Opposition activists claim the area's now become the scene of a crackdown, while the government's hailing victory against what it calls foreign-funded terrorism. Rebel political leaders have confirmed they've been promised more weapons from abroad. Meanwhile, the international community is still unable to reach consensus on how to act. London-based political analyst Chris Bambery comments.