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UN: Assad has signed chemical weapons decree
Secretary-general says Syria has "expressed commitment to observe the obligations" of international conventions.
Last updated: 13 Sep 2013 02:54 GMT
Assad ready to give up chemical weapons
In TV interview, Syrian leader says Russian proposal, not threat of US intervention, influenced his decision.
Last updated: 12 Sep 2013 20:31 GMT
Syrian rebels reject Russian plan
Opposition fighters warn that war will take longer and thousands more will die as US accepts Putin's initiative.
Last updated: 12 Sep 2013 14:00 GMT
Syria opposition calls for unified rebel army
Head of National Coalition says united force under command of Free Syrian Army chief of staff needed to restore order.
Last updated: 12 Aug 2013 17:02 GMT
Syria and Russia slam US over weapons charge
Claims that government forces used chemical weapons are "fabricated" and will escalate conflict, allies say.
Last updated: 15 Jun 2013 09:41 GMT
UN wants safe corridor for Syrian citizens
Government troops backed by Lebanese Hezbollah fighters pound Qusayr, as UN calls for residents to be allowed to flee.
Last updated: 02 Jun 2013 05:31 GMT
FSA head warns of defeat if not given weapons
Salim Idris says his rebel fighters in Qusayr are heavily outgunned and overwhelmed by fighters from Hezbollah.
Last updated: 01 Jun 2013 09:18 GMT
EU repeal of Syria arms embargo criticised
Canada and Russia slam EU for ending ban on arming rebels, as Syrian regime calls move "obstruction" to peace efforts.
Last updated: 28 May 2013 21:29 GMT
Syrian chemical weapons debate intensifies
UN commission says it has no "conclusive findings" of use, as US says it believes use by Assad forces "highly likely".
Last updated: 07 May 2013 09:08 GMT
UN: No clear proof of Syria chemical arms use
Committee says it has no "conclusive" proof either side used chemical weapons, after claim that rebels used sarin gas.
Last updated: 06 May 2013 20:39 GMT
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