UN-sanctioned inspectors have already begun to destroy Syria’s arsenal. But with as much as 1,000 tonnes of sarin, mustard gas and other neurotoxic agents spread across dozens of different locations, the task remaining is huge
US cautiously praises the Syrian regime for complying with UN mission to oversee the destruction of the country's chemical stockpile
The inspection team only crossed into Syria from neighbouring Lebanon on Tuesday
An advance group of international inspectors arrived in Syria on Tuesday to begin the ambitious task of overseeing the destruction of President Bashar al-Assad's chemical weapons program, kicking off a mission that must navigate the country's bloody civil war as well as the international spotlight.
Leaders of US and Iran haven't had face-to-face contact in more than 30 years
Submission was a condition of US-Russian agreement
Mr Assad also paid tribute to Russia for blocking resolutions targeting the regime in the UN Security Council
The move means intervention in the conflict is unlikely in the near future
In a dramatic breakthrough during US-Russian talks, Syria has been given a week to account for all chemical weapons and let inspectors in
Regime’s formal offer to meet terms of weapons treaty could be undermined by alleged activities of ‘Unit 450’
The international envoy for Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, held meeting with John Kerry and Sergei Lavrov as key talks in Geneva enter the second day.
Syria insists US must lift attack threat and stop arming rebels
Proposal wins support from UN Secretary General and adds new and unexpected dimension to the situation
Russia backs plans for the stockpile to be placed under international control and says it has put the idea to Syria, as the US Secretary of State speaks alongside William Hague in London
In first American TV interview for two years, Syrian dictator tells America: ‘You will pay the price if you are not wise with dealing with terrorists’
Ahead of talks with the Foreign Secretary William Hague on Monday, the US Secretary of State says the world must not stand by as 'silent spectators to slaughter'