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Obama and Putin held surprise meeting over Syria, it was revealed during press conference

A Russian warship sails through the Bosporus in Istanbul. A group of Russians warships are en route to the East Mediterranean

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Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault addresses the French National Assembly on Syria

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Five excuses McCain SHOULD have used for playing poker on phone during Syria hearing

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As President Barack Obama leaves for Europe, the White House keeps up campaign for Congressional support on action

Syria crisis: Vladimir Putin halts arms shipments to Assad - but insists UN must sanction any missile strikes

Russian President says evidence must be submitted to UN Security Council before the use of force can be considered

A general view shows a heavily damaged street in Syria's eastern town of Deir Ezzor on August 26

Revealed: UK Government let British company export nerve gas chemicals to Syria

UK accused of ‘breath-taking laxity’ over export licence for potassium fluoride and sodium fluoride

President Obama said the United States is ready to launch military action against the Syrian government

Syria crisis: Obama turns decision on military action over to Congress

President makes strong case for air strikes – but there is no guarantee the legislature will back him

UN inspectors in Ain Tarma, Damascus

UN condemns attack on chemical weapons inspectors as Syria says it is ready for imminent action

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David Cameron leaves Downing Street

Syria crisis: David Cameron plans reshuffle after chaotic defeat in Commons

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Syria crisis: America tells the world 'We have the evidence - now we HAVE to punish Assad'

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