UN Security Council members should lose veto power on humanitarian issues, group says
'Chickenshit' Netanyahu… Sweden's 'Ikea politics'… Global insults fly as violence erupts in Jerusalem
The Ukrainian government says its forces are now fighting Russian troops, not Russian-backed separatists
Breakthrough in UN Security Council, but efforts to end war threatened by rebels aligning with al-Qaeda
Attack on Damascus could represent most significant use of chemical weapons since Saddam attacks Iraqi Kurds
As UN Security Council prepares for emergency meeting, the big question is whether China will lose its patience
Opinion digest: irrational hatred of affluent mums, hope for Scottish independence, Starbucks' hypocrisy
Prime Minister says inaction over Syrian bloodshed will leave ‘terrible stain’ on UN’s reputation
Annan accuses UN of finger-pointing as he quits Syria peace role - but what about his own weaknesses?
Ambassador to France says Syrian leader has 'accepted' he must leave, but regime calls report 'baseless'
Border with Iraq and key Turkish frontier posts now in rebel hands, but China and Russia block progress at UN
Opinion digest: Doctors' strike, prosecuting war criminals, and religion in the US elections
Opinion digest: Syrian military intervention, the new energy bill and the Murdoch's power over Blair
Damp squib provokes international condemnation and domestic embarrassment for young leader
The obituaries for Assad's regime are premature – after Libya, no one has the stomach to intervene
Assad may be a monster and the bombing of Syrians a crime, but he still has allies, and his enemies are divided
Beijing warns that enforcing regime change in Damascus would be "an error"
If the US won’t support the Palestinian bid for statehood, what else might work?