McCain: Obama to announce plan to arm Syrian rebels

Senator John McCain has told the US Senate that President Barack Obama is to announce that the US is prepared to help Syrian rebel forces by providing them with weapons and other assistance.

It comes as the New York Times reported that US officials have concluded that Syria used chemical weapons against rebels.

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PM: Drive Syria extremists out

David Cameron said he wants to see al Qaeda-linked extremists "driven out" of Syria. His comments came as Egypt's President Mohammed Morsi told a gathering in Cairo that his country has cut all diplomatic ties with Syria.