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(...)

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(...)

Demonstrators wear masks during a protest against the dismantling of Syria’s chemical weapons in Albania, in front of the US embassy in Tirana. Photograph: Arben Celi/Reuters

Albania has rejected a US request to host the destruction of Syria’s chemical weapons, dealing a blow to a US-Russian accord to eliminate the nerve a(...)

Free Syrian Army fighters place a mortar on a blanket in Jabal al-Akrad area in Syria’s northwestern Latakia province. Photograph: Khattab Abdulaa/Reuters

US secretary of state John Kerry said today he was confident a date could be set within days for long-delayed international peace talks aimed at findi(...)

United Nations  vehicles  in  Damascus. It was announced yesterday that Syria had completed the destruction of equipment used to produce chemical weapon Photograph: Khaled al-Hariri /Reuters

Israeli warplanes attacked a shipment of Russian missiles inside a Syrian government stronghold, officials said yesterday.It was a development that th(...)

United Nations  vehicles transporting a team of experts from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, leave their hotel in Damascus last week.  Photograph: Reuters

Syria has destroyed or rendered inoperable all of its declared chemical weapons production and mixing facilities, meeting a major deadline in an amb(...)

Syrian families leave the besieged town of al-Moadamiyeh, which is controlled by opposition fighters, yesterday.  Photograph: Khaled al-Hariri/Reuters

Before his meeting today with Syrian president Bashar al-Assad, UN-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi has warned of deep and lasting “Somalisation” of (...)

Foreign ministers conduct a meeting of the ‘London 11’, from the Friends of Syria Core Group, in Lancaster House, London. Photograph: Oli Scarff/WPA Pool/Getty Images

The Syrian opposition yesterday refused to commit fully to proposed peace talks scheduled for the end of next month in Geneva in spite of the effor(...)

A man stands on the rubble of buildings damaged by what activists said was shelling by forces loyal to Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad in the besieged area of Homs. Photograph: Reuters/Yazan Homsy

While much world attention has unsurprisingly been focused on the sound and fury coming out of Washington over the debt ceiling and the possible defau(...)

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