Putin, Merkel agree UN Council must study Syria probe: Kremlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel agreed on Thursday on the need for the UN Security Council to study a report by UN experts on the alleged chemical attack outside Damascus, the Kremlin said.

Police search two properties in Syria probe

Police searched two properties as part of the investigation into the activities of a two people arrested on suspicion of supporting terrorism in Syria.

UN rights council orders extension of Syria probe

The resolution was passed by the 47-member state council with 41 votes in favour, two abstentions and three -- Russia, China and Cuba -- against.