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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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US still in planning process over Syria response

Barack Obama said the US was still in the planning process for a response the chemical attack in Syria. Credit: Olivier Douliery/ABACA USA/Empics Entertainment

President Obama said the US was still in the planning process for a response to the chemical weapons attack in Syria.

He added that no one is more "war weary" than him but the US must be willing to safeguard international norms.

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