Reviled as a sadist, President Assad's younger brother is thought to be behind the gas attack
US attack may seek to 'degrade' Syria's military, but Assad says intervention risks a regional war
Members of all three main parties believe that 'compelling new evidence' requires a fresh vote – but PM is adamant it won't happen
More and more voices are agreed: the ‘narrow, limited operation' proposed by Obama simply won't work
BBC's film of 'Napalm-like' attack on Syrian playground was screened when Commons was already sitting
Human rights activists welcome new law to protect women and children, but does it go far enough?
A group of hackers supporting the Syrian government is targeting the western media
Investors' fear of more Middle East turmoil sends oil prices soaring and hits Asian stocks hard
US and UK ready cruise missile strike as UN inspectors finally allowed to visit site of chemical attack
As UN chief Ban Ki-Moon urges immediate inspection of site, experts warn evidence is already fading
Priests, bishops and cardinals gather for a mass in St Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican to commemorate Holy Thursday. The holiday, also known as Maundy Thursday, celebrates the Last Supper of Jesus and his disciples.
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