Rebels say symptoms of those who died were those of sarin gas, a nerve agent whose use would breach United Nations resolutions
The French prime minister previously warned Isis could arm itself with biological and chemical weapons
Kurdish authorities saay Isis fired mortar rounds containing mustard agent at Kurdish Peshmerga fighters in northern Iraq
The Dutch diplomat overseeing the removal of Syria’s deadly chemical weapons tells Fernande van Tets in Beirut that the mission might be behind schedule, but she is determined it will be completed by the June deadline
No country volunteered to perform the task, and there is money to be made from it, says David Usborne
Albania has refused a US request to be the location that hosts the destruction of Syria's chemical weapons, dealing a blow to a US-Russian accord to eliminate arms from the country's protracted civil war.
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'
The chief of the global chemical weapons watchdog has said it is sending a second team of inspectors to Syria to expand its high-stakes, high-risk mission to rid the country of its poison gas stockpile.
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
Staring delegates at the General Assembly in the face this week is a crisis at the heart of the UN system, namely the sclerosis besetting the 15-member Security Council as demonstrated vividly by its inability to respond so far to the civil war in Syria. Not a few among them are taking notice.
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