News Syrian rebels gather outside a building which they blew up to target a regime sniper taking shelter inside but who managed to escape in the Salaheddine district of the northern city of Aleppo

Cost of the non-lethal assistance would be met from the Government's conflict pool fund.

Harriet Harman pledges Labour unity in support of Ed Miliband

Harriet Harman today pulled down the curtain on a "roller-coaster" Labour conference which has seen the party gain a new leader and lose one of its brightest stars.

Ed Miliband: 'My door is always open for David's return'

Ed Miliband tonight hailed his brother David's decision to quit the shadow cabinet as a "thoughtful and gracious" decision, adding that the door was open for him to return to Labour's frontline.

Peter Hain: Labour must now reconnect with modern Britain

Labour needs first to recognise how badly we lost, and by that I don't just mean the election result on May 6th: under the circumstances it could have been a lot worse. We need to recognise how badly we lost touch with modern Britain, we need to understand why 5 million people who voted Labour in 1997 progressively lost faith in us and why they gave up on us - most of them, by the way, by the 2005 election.

David Miliband joins brother on Labour ballot paper

David Miliband today became the second contender in the race for the Labour leadership to secure the 33 nominations needed to get his name on the ballot paper.

Tributes paid to Brown at 'sad moment'

Senior Labour politicians led tributes to Gordon Brown and voiced pride in the party's achievements in 13 years in power.

The Sketch: Farewell, unFlash Gordon and hello Bible Brown

The Tories are showing that anything Gordon can do they can do better, longer, later and further. So they're staying up until half-past 42 in the morning and will get up before they go to bed on election night. That's all very well, but the next that you, gentle reader, will hear of the Sketch is from Grimsby at 5am as the Tory quarterdeck mixes with the early morning trawlermen. Why is it always the innocent who suffer?

Tactical voting call by Labour condemned as 'desperate'

I want every vote, says Brown, as Tories and Liberal Democrats unite to reject Peter Hain's offer of an unofficial pact

Political debate: Do not adjust your set

Party leaders agree historic TV debates (and make sure they won't be clashing with the football)

E Jane Dickson: Bring back the political stiff upper lip

It’s hard to imagine Harold Macmillan bursting out crying over Suez

Meet the Aga Louts: We pay for MPs' pricey carbon-creators

Politicians want us to cut fossil-fuel consumption. May we suggest a good place to start? In their own homes, where oil-guzzling cookers dominate their upmarket kitchens. Brian Brady reports

Griffin: 'I am not a Nazi'

British National Party leader Nick Griffin tonight denied he was a Nazi as he made his controversial first appearance on the BBC's Question Time.

Anti-BNP protesters breach BBC cordon

BNP leader Nick Griffin arrived at BBC Television Centre today for his controversial appearance on Question Time despite fiery protests outside.

Steve Richards: The enemies of democracy are very grateful for this free gift

These are unusually febrile times. The BNP could fill a dangerous gap in the market

Leading article: The BBC is right to press ahead with Question Time

It's a matter of fair dealing not countenancing a hateful party

Last-ditch bid to prevent BNP appearance on Question Time

Hain warns BBC of threat of legal challenge after inviting Griffin on to programme
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