A Free Syrian Army fighter at a seized government camp near Idlib

West considers action on Syria as America says it will arm rebels after nerve-gas attacks

Britain and US spell out catalogue of chemical weapons atrocities as the threat to supply arms to Assad’s enemies risks rift with Russians

Syria crisis: Cameron says UK agrees with US 'candid assessment' over chemical weapons use

PM said said Bashar Assad's use of chemical weapons against his own people 'under our noses' must be addressed

Syria civil war: US will arm moderate rebels, says Barack Obama, confirming use of chemical weapons by President Bashar al-Assad's regime

Debate has been raging for weeks inside the White House over the worsening conflict

People jubilating in the center of Qusayr as they celebrate the Syrian government's recapture of the town earlier in the week after nearly three weeks of heavy fighting

US ponders arming Syria rebels as Hezbollah-backed government forces gain upper hand

Washington meetings come in wake of rebels' loss of Qusair

'No options are off the table' over Syria, says William Hague

No options are off the table if Syria's ruling regime refuses to seriously engage in an international conference to broker peace in the country, Foreign Secretary William Hague said today.

Alexander Litvinenko: The former KGB agent died from polonium-210 poisoning in 2006

Widow of former KGB spy Alexander Litvinenko says coroner 'abandoned search for truth' and calls for public inquiry into his death

The widow of former KGB spy Alexander Litvinenko has called for the inquest into her late husband's death to be abandoned and for a public inquiry to be held in its place.

David Cameron: Proof grows that President Assad used sarin in Syria's civil war

The deadly nerve agent sarin does appear to have been used by Bashar Assad’s regime during Syria’s two-year civil war according to a “growing body of limited but persuasive information”, David Cameron has told MPs.

UN's Carla Del Ponte says there is evidence rebels 'may have used sarin' in Syria

UN officials insist inquiry 'has not reached conclusive findings'

A man in the video is shown foaming at the mouth - allegedly due to chemical weapons

Britain has not 'closed off' option of arming Syrian rebels, says Defence Secretary Philip Hammond

Britain has "never closed off" the option of arming the Syrian rebels, Defence Secretary Philip Hammond has said.

Bee campaigners protest in Parliament Square

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EU action on bees comes on top of huge losses and the coldest March for 50 years

Bashar al-Assad makes a rare public appearance at a power station in Damascus yesterday

Faith in Syria's rebel army moves President Obama a step closer to giving arms

President seeks proof of how chemical weapons were used in Syria before taking major decision

President Obama insists alleged Syrian chemical attacks would still be a 'red line'

Barack Obama says Syria chemical weapon use would change US 'calculus' over intervention

President insists chemical attacks are still a 'red line'

A man cries at a site hit by what activists said was a Scud missile in Aleppo's Ard al-Hamra neighbourhood, in this 23 February 2013 file photo. The United States believes with varying degrees of confidence that Syria's regime has used chemical weapons on a small scale, the White House said on Thursday

David Cameron says evidence 'growing' that chemical weapons used in Syria

But PM said it was unlikely it would lead to British troops on the ground

US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel speaks with reporters after reading a statement on chemical weapon use in Syria

John Kerry says Assad's Syria regime HAS used sarin chemical weapons against rebels - despite Barack Obama insisting that was a 'red line' for US

Chuck Hagel and John Kerry reveal nerve gas has been used – but they will not invade for now

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