The offices of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)  in The Hague, The Netherlands. The last batch of Syria’s chemical weapons was removed from the country today to be destroyed, the international chemical weapons watchdog said. Photograph: Evert Jan-Daniels/EPA.

The last batch of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad’s declared chemical weapons have been sent out of Syria for destruction. The news came as opponent(...)

A computer-generated image of what the International Criminal Court in The Hague will look like

There has to be a certain irony in the fact that work is underway on a grand new €190 million, 55,000sq m permanent headquarters for the International(...)

Sigrid Kaag, special coordinator of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons-United Nations  joint mission on eliminating Syria’s chemical weapons programme, speaks during a news conference in Damascus. Photograph: Khaled al-Hariri/Reuters.

The head of an international mission to Syria charged with destroying the country’s chemical weapons has called on president Bashar Assad’s gov(...)

A view shows the Crac des Chevaliers fortress and smoke rising from Husen village homes in Homs after soldiers loyal to Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad took control of it from rebel fighters yesterday. Photograph: Reuters/Khaled al-Hariri

A Syrian army commander announced yesterday that the army is in complete control of western Homs province and(...)

A handout photo released by Syria’s official state news agency Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) shows residents of al-Yarmouk refugee Palestinian camp waiting for a food parcels in Damascus. Photograph: SANA/EPA

Nearly half of Syria’s declared chemical weapons have been shipped out of the country after two more cargoes were loaded onto vessels in the Me(...)

Syria’s deputy foreign minister Faisal al-Miqdad (C) speaks to the media in Damascus today. Photograph: SANA/Handout via Reuters.

Syria has missed a deadline to hand over all the toxic materials it declared to the world’s chemical weapons watchdog. The delay puts the programme se(...)

Syrian information minister Omran Zoabi said today the Syrian people have decided president Bashar al-Assad should be nominated for another term and would pressure him to stand in elections this year. The comments were the strongest indication yet that Dr Assad intends to extend his rule and are sure to anger opposition politicians and fighters. Photograph: Khaled al-Hariri/Reuters

Syria has moved the first batch of chemical weapon materials out of the country after transporting it from two sites to the port city of Latakia and o(...)

Mohamad Chatah’s son Omar (centre) carries the coffin of the former Lebanese minister during his funeral at al-Amin mosque in Martyrs’ Square in Beirut yesterday. Chatah, who opposed Syrian president Bashar al-Assad, was killed in a bomb blast last Friday. Photograph: Reuters/Hasan Shaaban

Syrian air force strikes on insurgent-held districts of the northern city of Aleppo have killed at least 517 people since mid-December, including 151 (...)

A boy walks near a damaged site yesterday  after what activists said was heavy shelling by forces loyal to Syrian president Bashar Al-Assad in Duma, Damascus. Photograph: Bassam Khabieh/Reuters

Moscow has sent 25 armoured trucks and 50 other vehicles to Syria to help transport toxins that are to be destroyed under an international agreement t(...)

Syrian children  in a refugee camp in  the Bekaa Valley, Lebanon.  Photograph: EPA/STR

Amnesty International castigated Europe yesterday for failing to play its part in providing a safe haven for Syrian refugees as three infants died fro(...)