Syrian dictator tells pro-regime Lebanese newspaper that he should have taken the award which went to the global chemical weapons watchdog charged with disarming his country
Teenager met the president in the Oval Office as he signed a proclamation marking Friday as 'International Day of the Girl'
US president Barack Obama has met the teenage advocate for girls' education and the target of a Taliban assassination attempt who was the youngest nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize.
Little-known watchdog gets Nobel recognition for work trying to rid world of chemical weapons – but critics point to recent genocide in Syria and claim award is ‘premature’
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.
Fighter jets were preparing for scheduled take off when President Hollande took 'stunning' call from US telling him to hold fire
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
Foreign Minister Lavrov remains at odds with French over culpability for deaths
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
Commission's four independent experts are also investigating nine more suspected mass killings since March