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Arab League backs UN action

The Arab League has called for United Nations and international measures against Syria over the recent chemical weapons gas attack.

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UN Security Council to meet over Syria

The UN Security Council Chamber in New York. Credit: Tim Brakemeier/DPA/Press Association Images

The five permanent members of the UN Security Council are to meet again this evening in New York to discuss a chemical weapons attack in Syria.

One envoy said Russia had requested the meeting, Reuters reported.

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