The UN envoy to Syria Kofi Annan says he has invited the five permanent members of the Security Council to join an Action Group on Syria. These countries are the UK, US, China, Russia and France.
Mr Annan has also invited the European Union, Turkey, Iraq, Kuwait and Qatar. There was no mention of Iran.
There have been claims of another massacre in Syria, with pictures apparently showing women and young children among the victims
A resident of Damascus has spoken to ITV News about what life is like in Syria's capital as the civil war in the country intensifies.
Syria's rebel fighters struck close to the heart of President Assad's regime as they bomb the main court building in Damascus