RT News - September 19, 2014 (17:00 MSK)

First minister Alex Salmond concedes defeat. Scotland will remain part of the United Kingdom - with the better-together campaign comfortably winning the historic referendum and leaving pro-independence activists completely devastated. The battle for Scottish votes has been intensely fought in the media - we analyse the methods used, from optimistic promises, to stern warnings and last-minute bargaining. Syrian rebels are to be armed by the U.S., after American lawmakers gave the green light to Obama's plans - but critics warn the weapons could end up in the wrong hands.