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.

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UN team under heavy guard in Damascus inspection

UN weapons inspectors have been continuing to collect samples and interview witnesses and victims following last week's alleged chemical attack near Damascus.

Ban Ki-moon has urged the international community to let the inspection team "do their job" before deciding whether or not to pursue potential military action against the Assad regime.

The UN convoy has been heavily guarded as it is drives through Damascus.

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