Sigrid Kaag

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Protesters against the destruction of the Amazon rainforest shout slogans against Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaroin front of the Brazilian embassy in Paris on Friday. Photograph: Christophe Petit Tesson/EPA

France has joined Ireland and other EU nations in threatening not to ratify one of the world’s biggest trade deals unless Brazil does more to fight fi(...)

<USTEMPLATES>The collaboration emerged following an EU-wide call to reduce carbon emissions associated with aviation. Photograph: Getty Images

An initiative to develop biofuel in Ireland suitable for use in aviation has been announced by the University of Limerick and a Dutch company which is(...)

Up to €400 million was invested in Rotterdam port last year by authorities to make it Brexit ready. Photograph: Frank van Beek/AFP/Getty Images

A few years ago, King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands, who occasionally used to moonlight for fun as a pilot for the Dutch airline KLM, bumped int(...)

Arsenal players in the the club’s new shirt for next season. Photograph: Arsenal FC

Politicians in the Netherlands – which pays tens of millions of euro a year in aid to Rwanda – are up in arms over a €34 million deal between the Rwan(...)

Dutch foreign minister Halbe Zijlstra hugs prime minister Mark Rutte after announcing his resignation in the Dutch parliament on Tuesday. Photograph: Martijn Beekman/AFP/Getty Images

Dutch foreign minister Halbe Zijlstra quit on Tuesday after admitting that he had lied about attending a meeting in 2006 at which he said Russian pres(...)

Israel responds to Hizbullah attack with air and ground strikes on southern Lebanon. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Israeli leaders convened on Wednesday night to consider their response after two Israeli soldiers were killed and seven wounded in a Hizbullah atta(...)

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(...)

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in a report last month that Syria has enough equipment to transfer the chemicals out of the country. Photograph: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

Syria has submitted a new 100-day plan for the removal of its chemical weapons after failing to meet a February 5th deadline, but the internat(...)

Sigrid Kaag, head of the joint UN-OPCW Syria team, said today the mission faced a challenge to get the most lethal chemical agents out of Syria by the end of the year target, in the midst of a civil war which has killed 100,000 people.  . Photograph: Khaled al-Hariri/Reuters

The United States has offered to destroy Syrian chemicals on a US ship, the global chemical weapons watchdog said today, and is looking for a suitable(...)

UN-Arab League envoy for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi and US secretary of state John Kerry spoke of a need for a cohesive force that could bring people together. Photograph: Jacquelyn Martin/Reuters

A car bomb that killed 39 in northern Syria yesterday added urgency to the declaration by US secretary of state John Kerry and UN envoy Lakhdar Brahim(...)