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Sigrid Kaag, special coordinator of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons-United Nations (OPCW-UN). ©Reuters/Khaled al-Hariri
Last dangerous chemicals shipped from Syria: watchdog

The last of Syria's declared chemical agents have been shipped from the war-torn country after months of delays and are en route for destruction at sea, the world's chemical watchdog said.

Last dangerous chemicals shipped from Syria: watchdog
Syria's Assad coasts to re-election in 'farce' polls
Syria's Assad coasts to re-election in 'farce' polls

Bashar al-Assad has been re-elected Syria's president with 88.7 percent of the vote after a poll labelled a farce by rebels fighting to overthrow him, whose outcome was never in doubt.

Syria's Assad coasts to re-election in 'farce' polls
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Obama, Putin speak after Ukraine deal

President Barack Obama held "constructive" talks Friday with Russian President Vladimir Putin as he pressed for swift implementation of a deal to end Ukraine's deadly crackdown on protesters.

Obama, Putin speak after Ukraine deal
Hezbollah vows victory against extremists in Syria
Hezbollah vows victory against extremists in Syria

The chief of Lebanon's Shiite movement Hezbollah, Hassan Nasrallah, vowed on Sunday that the group would prevail against extremists fighting in neighbouring Syria.

Hezbollah vows victory against extremists in Syria
Kerry slams Russia for 'enabling' Assad to stay in power
Kerry slams Russia for 'enabling' Assad to stay in power

US Secretary of State John Kerry slammed Russia on Monday for "enabling" Syria's President Bashar al-Assad to stay in power in the war-torn country, after Geneva peace talks broke off without result at the weekend.

Kerry slams Russia for 'enabling' Assad to stay in power
Failure to agree agenda 'very bad omen' for Syria talks: diplomat
Failure to agree agenda 'very bad omen' for Syria talks: diplomat

The failure of Syria's warring sides to even agree to an agenda for ongoing peace talks in Geneva does not bode well for the process.

Failure to agree agenda 'very bad omen' for Syria talks: diplomat
Assad's future a 'red line' for peace talks: Syria FM
Assad's future a 'red line' for peace talks: Syria FM

The future role of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is a "red line" for the government delegation in peace talks, the foreign minister said Tuesday on the eve of their opening.

Assad's future a 'red line' for peace talks: Syria FM
Syrian opposition meets to decide on peace talks
Syrian opposition meets to decide on peace talks

The divided Syrian opposition will meet Friday in Istanbul to decide whether to join next week's landmark peace talks, as its Arab and Western allies ratchet up the pressure for it to attend.

Syrian opposition meets to decide on peace talks
Australia's WikiLeaks Party under fire for Assad talks
Australia's WikiLeaks Party under fire for Assad talks

Whistleblowing group WikiLeaks said Tuesday it had no knowledge of and did not approve a delegation to Syria which met President Bashar al-Assad and included members of Australia's WikiLeaks Party.

Australia's WikiLeaks Party under fire for Assad talks
Syria views Saudi as number one enemy
Syria views Saudi as number one enemy

Syria now views Saudi Arabia as its number one enemy and accuses it of trying to destroy the country by arming jihadists and other rebels fighting to oust President Bashar al-Assad.

Syria views Saudi as number one enemy
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. ©Reuters/Eduardo Munoz
UN chief says Syria chemical attackers should be sanctioned

UN chief Ban Ki-moon called on the international community Friday to sanction those responsible for Syrian chemical weapons attacks documented in a newly released report.

UN chief says Syria chemical attackers should be sanctioned
Assad win may be Syria's best option: ex-CIA chief
Assad win may be Syria's best option: ex-CIA chief

The sectarian bloodbath in Syria is such a threat to regional security that a victory for Bashar al-Assad's regime could the best outcome to hope for, a former CIA chief said Thursday.

Assad win may be Syria's best option: ex-CIA chief
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Top Assad officials in Moscow to discuss Syria talks

A senior Syrian regime delegation was Monday in Moscow to hold talks with top Russian diplomats on plans to hold a peace conference in Geneva to end the Syria conflict, the foreign ministry said.

Top Assad officials in Moscow to discuss Syria talks
Syrian regime says not going to Geneva talks to hand over power
Syrian regime says not going to Geneva talks to hand over power

The Syrian regime will not attend a proposed Geneva peace conference if the aim is for President Bashar al-Assad to hand over power, the country's information minister said Monday.

Syrian regime says not going to Geneva talks to hand over power
Assad tells envoy Syrians will decide on peace talks
Assad tells envoy Syrians will decide on peace talks

President Bashar al-Assad insisted in a meeting Wednesday with visiting UN-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi that Syrians alone will decide on the fate of an initiative for Geneva peace talks.

Assad tells envoy Syrians will decide on peace talks
Kerry says Syrian chemical arms drive is to Assad's 'credit'
Kerry says Syrian chemical arms drive is to Assad's 'credit'

US Secretary of State John Kerry said Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad could take "credit" for quickly starting the process of destroying his regime's chemical weapons arsenal and thanked Russia for its help.

Kerry says Syrian chemical arms drive is to Assad's 'credit'
Assad says Syria will comply with UN arms resolution
Assad says Syria will comply with UN arms resolution

Syria will comply with a UN resolution to destroy its chemical arsenal, President Bashar al-Assad said Sunday, as weapons experts prepared to head for Damascus to begin the task.

Assad says Syria will comply with UN arms resolution
Iran's Rouhani warns of Syria Talibanization
Iran's Rouhani warns of Syria Talibanization

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warned Thursday that Syria could become an extremist haven like Taliban-era Afghanistan as he called for cooperation to end the country's civil war.

Iran's Rouhani warns of Syria Talibanization
New Syria dispute clouds UN assembly
New Syria dispute clouds UN assembly

Russia-US wrangling over a resolution to enforce the destruction of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's chemical weapons cast a shadow Monday over the start of the United Nations General Assembly.

New Syria dispute clouds UN assembly
US waiting for Syria chemical arms list
US waiting for Syria chemical arms list

With the clock ticking down on a Russian-US deal, the United States said Thursday it expected Syria to hand over a list of its chemical arms within the next few days.

US waiting for Syria chemical arms list