US president Barack Obama pauses at the Pentagon 9/11 Memorial in Washington yesterday. Photograph: Gary Cameron/Reuters.

Russia has handed the US a plan for putting Syria’s chemical weapons under international control ahead of a crunch meeting today between the two co(...)

United Nations secretary-general Ban Ki-moon said today that the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria would constitute a ‘crime against humanity’ . Photograph: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

The United Nations will investigate the possible use of chemical weapons in Syria, which would be “a crime against humanity”, secretary-ge(...)