PARIS - French President Francois Hollande says his country can go ahead with plans to strike Syria for allegedly using chemical weapons despite the British parliament's failure to endorse military action.
"The chemical massacre of Damascus cannot and must not remain unpunished," Hollande said in an interview with the newspaper Le Monde, published on Friday.
The French president reiterated that France wants a "proportional and firm action" but said when asked about the type of intervention that "all options are on the table."
John Kerry says diplomats have agreed to work with Syrian parties to implement a "nationwide cessation of hostilities."
A high-ranking U.S. military commander said he will need more forces to fight ISIS.
The Syrian government says that the death toll from a triple explosion in a suburb of the capital of Damascus has risen to 45.
Relatives of a drowned Syrian boy whose body washed up on a Turkish beach have landed in Canada.