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Ministers reject calls for fresh debate over Syrian air strikes

Britain has ruled out any involvement in military strikes against Syria despite cross-party calls for David Cameron to consult parliament again if definitive evidence emerges linking the Assad regime to the chemical weapons attack in Syria.<p>Amid divisions within the Labour party after Ed Miliband …

Syrian crisis: David Cameron forced to fight from the margins

A sidelined and subdued David Cameron flies to St Petersburg on Thursday for the G20 summit warning that the world has let down Syria, strongly supporting Barack Obama's military plans to degrade Bashar al-Assad's military, but unable to offer any practical military support from Britain.<p>Syria is …

Politics Weekly podcast: beaten Cameron rules out military action in Syria

David Cameron was attempting to recover this week from the humiliation of recalling parliament only to be defeated on a motion that could have led to UK military action being taken against the Assad regime in Syria.<p>Cameron had been counting on the support of Ed Miliband, but the Labour leader …

Assad did not order Syria chemical weapons attack, says German press

President Bashar al-Assad did not personally order last month's chemical weapons attack near Damascus that has triggered calls for US military intervention, and blocked numerous requests from his military commanders to use chemical weapons against regime opponents in recent months, a German …

Hague and Kerry to discuss Syria as poll shows UK opposes strikes

US Secretary of State John Kerry and the foreign secretary, William Hague, are expected to discuss the possibility of the US postponing any attack on Syria until after weapons inspectors have reported and the issue has been discussed again at the UN security council, when they meet in London on …