As US President Obama asks Congress for approval to attack Syria, only France has made it clear it will join in. But the European countries that are staying out are still giving themselves leeway.
The story of Western intervention in the seven-year Syrian civil war is one of missed opportunities. In responding to such conflicts, the West must learn from its past mistakes, says DW's Kersten Knipp.
US Ambassador Nikki Haley has said the US remains "prepared to act" to end chemical attacks and "inhuman suffering" in Syria. She also circulated a draft UN ceasefire resolution to replace an earlier "failed" truce.
A war monitor said Russian warplanes hit a school basement in eastern Ghouta, killing at least 15 children. In New York, the UN human rights chief was blocked from addressing the Security Council on the carnage in Syria.
A UN panel investigating reports of chemical weapons use by Bashar al-Assad's government in Syria has found a link to North Korea. Pyongyang may have been supplying the Assad regime for a decade, the panel found.
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