A Free Syrian Army fighter moves through a hole in a wall in the Bab al-Nasr neighborhood of Aleppo yesterday. Aleppo is one of three locations to be visited by a UN
chemical weapons inspection team. Photograph: Melhem Barakat/Reuters.

UN experts will travel to Syria imminently to investigate claims of chemical weapons use during that country’s civil war after the United Nations and (...)

Residents collect their belongings from the damage and debris left of their homes after what activists said was an air attack from forces loyal to Syria’s president Bashar Al-Assad in Bab Neirab, Aleppo today. Photograph: Hamid Khatib/The Irish Times

Syrian state media have accused insurgents of killing 123 people, the majority of them civilians, during a rebel offensive this week to take the north(...)