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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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Arab League calls for 'deterrent measures' against Syria

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

The final resolution of a meeting of foreign ministers in Cairo urged the United Nations and international community to "take the deterrent and necessary measures against the culprits of this crime that the Syrian regime bears responsibility for".

The ministers also said those responsible for the attack should face trial, as other "war criminals" have.

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