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Syria 'chemical weapon' claims

Syria's Information Minister Omran al-Zoabi said the country's armed forces would never use internationally banned weapons, after the government and rebels traded blame for what both sides said was a chemical weapon attack near Aleppo.

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White House: No evidence of chemical weapons in Syria

The White House has insisted that there is “no evidence to substantiate the charge that Syrian opposition has used chemical weapons”.

US President Barack Obama has again warned of the “consequences” should chemical weapons be used in Syria.

The White House said it was “looking carefully” at the allegations.

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