US President Barack Obama has asked the Congress to delay its voting to authorise US military action in Syria as it attempts to solve the crisis through diplomatic channels.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Monday postponed the vote of Senate Panel on US military strike against Syria.
Asserting that any US military strikes in Syria would be "unbelievably small", Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday said the solution to the Syrian conflict must be political and not military.
US said not responding to use of chemical weapons by Syria is riskier than military strikes as embattled President Bashar al-Assad warned America that they should "expect every action" in retaliation.
British Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday welcomed a Russian proposal that Syria hand over its chemical weapons to the international community to avoid US military action.
The debate over whether US Congress approves the Obama administration`s plan to strike Syria for its use of chemical weapons is being closely watched in Iran.
The United States has declared it has given up trying to work with the United Nations Security Council on Syria.
The United States has intercepted an order from an Iranian official instructing militants in Iraq to attack US interests in Baghdad.
US President Barack Obama tries to drum up international support for a punitive military strike against Syria for its alleged use of chemical weapons.
US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel has called his Egyptian counterpart to discuss the current security situation in the country.
US Ambassador Samantha Power shrugged off President Vladimir Putin`s claim that Russia might support a UN resolution authorising military force against Syria.
World powers discussed the Syria crisis over dinner at the G20 summit but failed to bridge deeply entrenched divisions over a US push for military action.
The Obama administration is considering a plan to use US military trainers to help increase the capabilities of the Syrian rebels.
The UN Security Council said it was necessary to clarify an alleged chemical weapons attack in the suburbs of Damascus.
Syria`s Information Minister denied reports by the opposition that President Bashar al-Assad`s motorcade was hit by rebel rocket fire.
Forty people were killed and at least 120 people were wounded in an explosion at a weapons cache in the central Syrian city of Homs.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said he was confident of victory against rebels in a devastating 28-month-old civil war that has killed over 100,000 people.
Syria`s opposition plans to set up an interim government in August to run areas under rebel control, an opposition official said.
Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri said that Lebanese Shi`ite militant group Hezbollah had been exposed as a tool of Iranian expansionism.
A late-night mortar attack killed at least 10 people in a government-held district in the embattled central city of Homs.
Day in Pics: 26th December
Showbiz World - December 26, 2014
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