Aug 30 (Reuters) - Here is a snapshot of Reuters news about the crisis in Syria:
* U.S. makes clear it will punish Assad for "brutal and flagrant" chemical weapons attack.
* Obama says U.S. still planning for "limited, narrow" military response that will not involve "boots on the ground" or be open-ended. He sets no timetable for action.
* U.S. intelligence report says Aug. 21 attack killed 1,429 Syrian civilians, including 426 children.
* Obama says such attacks threaten U.S. national security interests as well as U.S. allies such as Israel, Turkey and Jordan.
* Secretary of State John Kerry says Syria must not get away with the attack, partly as a sign to those who might consider using chemical weapons.
* Syrian foreign ministry says Kerry's charges a "desperate attempt" to justify a military strike.
* U.N. experts finish gathering evidence of suspected attack. Envoys say analyzing the samples may take weeks.
* France says it still backs military action to punish Assad's government despite British parliamentary vote against a military strike.
* Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan says any intervention in Syria should be aimed at ending Assad's rule - a goal Obama has ruled out.
* Latest Reuters/Ipsos poll shows 53 percent of Americans surveyed say the United States should stay out of Syria's civil war, down from 60 percent the previous week.
* "We cannot accept a world where women and children and innocent civilians are gassed on a terrible scale." - Obama speaking at the White House.
* Obama departs late on Tuesday for Sweden and a G20 summit in Russia.
* Oil, gold prices fall after Britain refuses to back strike.
* U.S. stocks fall, investors avoid making large bets before holiday weekend with Syria situation still uncertain. (Compiled by Xavier Briand)