Syria crisis: UN inspectors leave as Russia dismisses US claims
31 August 2013 Last updated at 12:23 BST
UN inspectors investigating the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria have left Damascus.
They crossed into neighbouring Lebanon hours after President Barack Obama said the US was considering a "limited narrow act" against Syria.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has dismissed US claims that Syria's regime was behind the attack, describing them as "utter nonsense".
Emily Buchanan reports.