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Syria must speed up removal of chemical weapons: UN

Last Updated: Friday, February 07, 2014, 03:38

Syria must move faster to remove its deadly chemical weapons stockpile and meet the June 30 deadline set for destroying its arsenal, the UN Security Council demanded.

Syria chemical delays unintentional, acceleration vital: Envoy

Last Updated: Friday, February 07, 2014, 03:35

The head of an international chemical weapons mission in Syria said on Thursday she did not believe the Syrian government was intentionally delaying the removal of its arsenal.

Syrian rebels free hundreds in attack on prison

Last Updated: Friday, February 07, 2014, 02:41

A suicide bomber blew himself up at the gates of a Syrian prison on Thursday and rebels stormed in behind him, freeing hundreds of inmates.

UN confirms humanitarian agreement on Homs

Last Updated: Friday, February 07, 2014, 02:07

United Nations confirmed on Thursday that there would be a "humanitarian pause" in the besieged Syrian city of Homs, allowing civilians to leave.

Syria`s Assad making gains, admits Kerry

Last Updated: Thursday, February 06, 2014, 07:37

US Secretary of State John Kerry admitted that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was making gains on the ground, but denied US policy in Syria was failing.

Syria misses chemical weapons handover deadline

Last Updated: Thursday, February 06, 2014, 04:14

Syria on Wednesday missed a deadline to hand over all the toxic materials it declared to the world`s chemical weapons watchdog.

Syria to ship out more chemical weapons in February: Russia

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 05, 2014, 06:46

Russia said Tuesday the Syrian government was poised to ship out a large stockpile of chemical weapons before the end of the month.

Syrian forces hit mosque with crude bomb, kill 11

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 05, 2014, 06:33

Men pull a girl from the rubble and haul her onto a dirty sheet of plastic, the grisly aftermath from the dropping of a crude "barrel bomb" by Syrian forces on the city of Aleppo.

Syria bloodshed: Army pummels Aleppo with barrel bombs, over 100 killed

Last Updated: Monday, February 03, 2014, 07:06

At least 121 people died in bombardments using barrels of explosives dropped from helicopters on the weekend by the Syrian army over various sites in northern Aleppo province.

36 dead in air strikes on Syria`s Aleppo: Monitor

Last Updated: Monday, February 03, 2014, 03:29

At least 36 people have been killed in regime air strikes and aerial attacks with explosive-packed barrels on the northern Syrian city of Aleppo.

Syria ships out first batch of chemical weapons materials

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 07, 2014, 23:13

Syria has started moving chemical weapons materials out of the country in the most crucial phase of an internationally backed disarmament programme.

UN finds systematic disappearances in Syria

Last Updated: Thursday, December 19, 2013, 19:24

A UN panel probing war crimes in Syria reported today that people around the country are systematically vanishing without a trace as part of a widespread campaign of terror against civilians.