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Russian air missiles for Syria

Russia's deputy foreign minister has confirmed that Moscow will provide Syria with state-of-the art air defence missiles to prevent foreign intervention in the country.

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Britain 'does not have to wait until August' for Syria decision

William Hague has said that Britain does not have to wait until an August 1 meeting of European Union foreign ministers before taking a decision to arm Syria's rebels, but also stressed that no decision had yet been made.

"I must correct one thing of concern. I know there has been some discussion of some sort of August deadline. That is not the case," Hague told BBC radio.

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