Compiled 20:45 GMT
By MICHAEL D. SHEAR
President Obama said he was weighing a "limited" attack and Secretary of State John Kerry said there was "clear" evidence that Syria had used poison gas against its citizens.
By DAVID JOLLY, SCOTT SAYARE and RICK GLADSTONE
As Secretary of State John Kerry said the Aug. 21 attack killed 1,429 people, nearly a third of them children, the Obama administration received strong support from France for retaliatory measures.
By DAVID E. SANGER
A vote in Parliament on Thursday potentially upset a simple rule of thumb when it comes to international conflict: America does not use force without Britain at its side.
By STEPHEN CASTLE and STEVEN ERLANGER
Prime Minister David Cameron will be weakened at home and abroad after Parliament refused to support his effort for military intervention in Syria.
By MARK LANDLER, DAVID E. SANGER and THOM SHANKER
President Obama is ready to pursue a limited military strike even with a rejection of such action by Britain and mounting questions from Congress, officials said.
By MICHAEL R. GORDON
The military strategy that the Obama administration is considering is not linked to its larger diplomatic strategy of persuading President Bashar al-Assad of Syria to yield power.