David Cameron: Military action in Syria would be legal

The backing of the UN Security Council would be preferable for any British military action against Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria, but is not vital, British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Wednesday (18 November). Cameron has said he will present a plan to parliament including extending air strikes to Syria. Nov 18, 2015

Barack Obama: Attempts to block Syria refugees ‘contrary to American values’

US lawmakers called on Wednesday (18 November) for even tighter scrutiny of Syrian refugees fleeing to the United States as last weeks deadly Paris attacks recast Americas debate over immigration and national security, prompting a sharp rebuke from President Barack Obama, who said attempts to block entry were offensive and contrary to American values. Nov 18, 2015