Aug 31 (Reuters) - Here is a snapshot of Reuters news about the crisis in Syria:
* Obama delays imminent strike against Syria, to seek approval from U.S. Congress.
* No steps to bring lawmakers back to Washington early from their summer recess, which lasts until Sept. 9. Unclear which way any vote would go.
* House of Representatives Speaker Boehner says move is response to "serious, substantive questions" about ability of president to act on his own.
* Republican Senators McCain, Graham say cannot support isolated strikes that are not part of bigger strategy.
* In rebel-held areas of Syria, a sense of frustration and disappointment.
* Team of U.N. experts arrive in the Netherlands carrying evidence and samples relating to the attack.
* Assessing evidence collected by inspectors could take up to three weeks, group in charge of the investigation says.
* British Prime Minister Cameron says he supports Obama's position on Syria.
* French President Hollande reaffirms his will to punish Syria, but under pressure to put intervention to parliament.
* Russian President Putin says it would be "utter nonsense" for the Syrian government to use chemical weapons.
* "Here's my question for every member of Congress and every member of the global community: What message will we send if a dictator can gas hundreds of children to death in plain sight and pay no price?" - Obama speaking at the White House.
* House of Representatives members to get classified briefing on Sunday from administration officials to hear the case against Syria.
* Obama departs late on Tuesday for Sweden and a G20 summit in Russia. (Compiled by Xavier Briand)