UN inspectors arrive in Lebanon after Syria probe

The United Nations team tasked with investigating alleged chemical weapons strikes in Syria arrived in Lebanon on Saturday, a witness told Reuters.

The team crossed the land border into neighbouring Lebanon after leaving their Damascus hotel earlier in the morning.

UN vehicles arrive in Lebanon. Credit: EBU

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Syria ready for US 'aggression'

President Bashar al-Assad has said Syria is capable of confronting any "external aggression", Reuters reports, citing state television. The United States are seeking approval from Congress to take military action.