Foreign Minister: Countries that criticise Russia over Syria are 'dishonest'

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said countries that criticise Russia and China for vetoing UN Security Council resolutions on Syria are "dishonest", Reuters reports.

Mr Lavrov added that Russia are not holding any talks on the future of President Bashar al-Assad.

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Syria warned over chemical arms

William Hague has said he had seen "some evidence" that Syria is preparing to use chemical weapons against rebels. Declining to give details of the intelligence, he again warned that Bashar Assad's regime would face action if they were deployed.