Iraqi security forces on high alert ahead of Syria strike

Security forces in Iraq have been put on high alert in case there is an international military strike on Syria, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al Maliki has said.

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West 'threatening Syria solution'

The Russian Ambassador to the UK has accused the West of "deliberately undermining chances for a political solution in Syria" by pushing for military action. The US has said Syria must be held accountable for its "heinous" chemical weapons attack.