People walk next to a vehicle damaged by what residents say was a missile fired from the Syrian rebels in the town of Hermel in Bekaa this week. Photograph: Mohamed Azakir/Reuters

Turkey said today that any use of chemical weapons by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad would “take the crisis to another level”, but remained c(...)

US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel speaks with reporters after reading a statement on chemical weapon use in Syria during a press conference in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Photograph: Jim Watson-Pool/Getty Images.

US intelligence agencies have assessed “with varying degrees of confidence” that Syria has used small amounts of chemical weapons, according to(...)