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The House of Commons rejected the government's plan for an imminent military intervention in Syria, and also rejected a motion that endorsed military action in Syria if it was supported by evidence from UN weapons inspectors. Earlier today, the UK released an intelligence dossier to support the intervention plan. Prime Minister Cameron conceded there was no "smoking gun" proving the Syrian government's guilt for the Aug. 21 chemical attack, but said "we all have to reach a judgment about what happened and who is responsible." A court is considering a US extradition request for Minh Quang Pham, a Vietnam-born British national who allegedly is a member of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and worked with its senior leaders in Yemen.




Fears of Western strike on Syria spread in Mideast




Map: Syria attack targets and Western military assets




West Scrambles for Legal Rationale for Syria Strike




UN Council set for Syria clash as West readies attack




After opposition from the Labour party and some of his own Conservative party members, Prime Minister Cameron pulled back on plans for an imminent military intervention in Syria. A motion to be debated in Parliament tomorrow calls for the UN to be allowed to finish its investigation and efforts to be made to reach a UN Security Council resolution before any such intervention. The wife of convicted Algerian terrorist Djemal Beghal lost a legal challenge to the power of the British police to stop and question people at airports.




Former UK military chiefs voice objections to Syria attacks




Syria crisis: live




US embassy in Sanaa, Yemen reopens after security threats




White House: US government wouldn't force reporters to destroy computers




Guardian Chief - UK Had Newspaper Disks Destroyed




Britons Question Whether Detention of Reporter's Partner Was Terror-Related




Encrypted computer files seized from David Miranda 'were from US whistleblower'




Britain detains partner of journalist linked to Snowden




Breast implant explosives could be used in terrorist attack




Abu Qatada's family leave UK




Cameron Handed 70,000-Name Afghan Interpreters Petition




Rebekah Dawson, of east London, was charged with dissemination of terrorist publications and encouragement of terrorism. She and co-defendant Royal Barnes are accused of making and distributing videos about the murder of a British soldier in Woolwich, and publishing a statement called "Muslim laughs at British Soldier killing."




Royal Barnes, a 22-year-old customer relations worker from Hackney, east London, was charged with terrorism offenses for creating and publishing videos glorifying the murder of a British soldier by radical Islamists in Woolwich and for inciting terrorism overseas. He was arrested on Aug. 9 with a woman who will appear in court tomorrow.




Due to security concerns, Britain plans to close its embassy in Yemen on Aug. 4 and Aug. 5, and has issued a travel advisory to British nationals in Yemen. British embassies in Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, and Iraq will remain open, but the Foreign Office advised staff to "exercise extra vigilance."