Russia says fresh claims of Syria chemical use `false`

Russia today said it had proof the Syrian government was not behind a new spate of alleged chemical attacks in the country, amid fresh international calls for a probe.

US, Russia strike deal on Syria chemical weapons

Russia and the United States put aside bitter differences over Syria to strike a deal on Saturday that by destroying President Bashar al-Assad`s chemical arsenal may avert U.S. military action against him.

Pope hits out at `war to sell arms` in Syria prayers

Pope Francis on Monday lashed out at what he termed "commercial war to sell arms" as he led mass prayers in Saint Peter`s Square for Syria.

US military develops high-tech protection gear against Syrian chemical attacks

The US` Department of Defence (DoD) is reportedly working on cutting-edge technology to help its forces against potential chemical weapons in Syria.

UN experts in Netherlands to begin sample testing

The UN experts, who probed Syria`s chemical weapon attack, reached Netherlands on Saturday.

Syria crisis: Russia sends warships to Mediterranean

Russia is sending two warships to the east Mediterranean, Interfax news agency said on Thursday, but Moscow denied this meant it was beefing up its naval force there as Western powers prepare for military action against Syria.

China calls for restraint on Syria

Cautioning against any hasty action against Syria by the US and allies over the alleged use of chemical weapons, China has called for restraint saying that the world community should wait for the results of the UN inspection team.

British military working on Syria plans: Media

Britain`s armed forces are working on contingency plans for military action as a response to "the chemical weapons attack" in Syria, British media quoted Prime Minister David Cameron`s spokesman

West edges closer to strikes against Syria

The US and its allies today edged closer to launching strikes against Syria, accused of deadly chemical weapons attacks that UN arms experts are investigating for a second day.

Ban Ki-moon takes strong exception to attack on UN

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Monday took strong exception to the attack on the UN team probing allegations of a poison gas attack in Syria and demanded "safety and security" of the team members.

Russia says West has no proof for Syria weapons claims

The West has been unable to produce any evidence to back claims that the Syrian government used chemical weapons, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday.

Nerve gas still traceable, experts say of Syria attack

Traces of nerve agent would remain in victims for weeks, easily detectable if UN inspectors can examine people poisoned in last week`s suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria, experts said on Monday.

McCain urges `very serious` US action on Syria

A "very serious" US response to an alleged chemical weapons attack by the Syrian government does not require UN corroboration that the incident took place, a senior Republican senator said on Monday.

At least two mortar bombs hit Damascus near UN team`s hotel

At least two mortar bombs struck a wealthy district of central Damascus on Monday, in the same area where a team of United Nations inspectors are staying as they investigate alleged chemical weapons attacks.

Syria urged to let UN probe claimed chemical attacks

The regime in war-torn Syria came under intense pressure to allow UN inspectors to probe an alleged chemical weapons attack near Damascus which the opposition says killed hundreds.