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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. ©Reuters/Shannon Stapleton
Syria arms inspectors face unprecedented danger: UN

The United Nations warned Monday that inspectors face a year-long mission of unprecedented danger in trying to destroy Syria's chemical weapons arsenal, as rebels launched a major offensive.

Syria arms inspectors face unprecedented danger: UN
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'
Arms experts see Syria progress, on-site inspections soon
Arms experts see Syria progress, on-site inspections soon

International experts preparing to destroy Syria's chemical weapons arsenal said they had made "encouraging" progress Thursday and expect to carry out on-site inspections within days.

Arms experts see Syria progress, on-site inspections soon
War drums over Syria silenced by US-Moscow deal
War drums over Syria silenced by US-Moscow deal

The arrival in Damascus of a chemical disarmament team on Tuesday is the result of an unprecedented, gruelling US-Russian deal that averted regional war.

War drums over Syria silenced by US-Moscow deal
Syria disarmament team launches mission
Syria disarmament team launches mission

A disarmament team is to arrive Tuesday in Damascus on a mission to destroy Syria's chemical arsenal, a day after UN experts wrapped up their investigation of alleged gas attacks.

Syria disarmament team launches mission
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
UN Council orders Syria chemical arms destroyed
UN Council orders Syria chemical arms destroyed

The UN Security Council unanimously passed a landmark resolution Friday ordering the destruction of Syria's chemical weapons and condemning a murderous poison gas attack in Damascus.

UN Council orders Syria chemical arms destroyed
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
US, Russia break deadlock on Syria chemical arms
US, Russia break deadlock on Syria chemical arms

The United States and Russia agreed a draft UN Security Council resolution Thursday on destroying Syria's chemical weapons, breaking a prolonged deadlock over the country's bitter conflict.

US, Russia break deadlock on Syria chemical arms
UN powers make progress on Syria resolution: envoys
UN powers make progress on Syria resolution: envoys

The world's major powers made important progress Wednesday on key points of a UN Security Council resolution on destroying Syria's chemical weapons.

UN powers make progress on Syria resolution: envoys
UN wrangles on Syria as Obama urges action
UN wrangles on Syria as Obama urges action

US President Barack Obama on Tuesday demanded the UN Security Council take tough action against Syria, as Russia wrangled with the West over how to strip Bashar al-Assad of chemical arms.

UN wrangles on Syria as Obama urges action
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
Assad: One year, $1 bn needed to destroy chem arms
Assad: One year, $1 bn needed to destroy chem arms

Defiant strongman Bashar Al-Assad promised Wednesday he would surrender Syria's chemical weapons but warned it would take at least a year to do so and cost one billion dollars.

Assad: One year, $1 bn needed to destroy chem arms
Oil prices down after deal on Syrian chemical weapons
Oil prices down after deal on Syrian chemical weapons

Oil prices fell in Asian trade Monday after a US-Russia deal on Syria's chemical weapons averted a potential Western military strike on the Assad regime.

Oil prices down after deal on Syrian chemical weapons
UN's Ban skeptical Assad will keep chemical arms deal
UN's Ban skeptical Assad will keep chemical arms deal

UN leader Ban Ki-moon said Friday he shares international doubts that Syria's President Bashar al-Assad will respect an international deal on his country's chemical weapons.

UN's Ban skeptical Assad will keep chemical arms deal
Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev. Photo by Sultan Dosaliyev©
All will benefit from peacefull setlement of Syrian conflict: Nazarbayev

Kazakhstan supports Russia's position of solving the Syrian conflict and passing Syria's chemical weapons under the international control.

All will benefit from peacefull setlement of Syrian conflict: Nazarbayev
'Prove it,' US tells Assad on chemical arms vow
'Prove it,' US tells Assad on chemical arms vow

President Bashar al-Assad confirmed for the first time that Syria plans to give up its chemical weapons as the United States urged him and his Russian allies to quickly make good on his promise.

'Prove it,' US tells Assad on chemical arms vow
Putin: Unilateral Syria strike would up-end world order
Putin: Unilateral Syria strike would up-end world order

Russia issued a stark warning Thursday that unilateral US military action could destroy world order, as the rival great powers discussed a plan to remove Syria's chemical weapons.

Putin: Unilateral Syria strike would up-end world order
Obama vows to give diplomacy a chance on Syria
Obama vows to give diplomacy a chance on Syria

President Barack Obama said it was too early to say if a Russian plan to secure Syria's chemical weapons could forestall US air strikes, but vowed to give diplomacy a chance.

Obama vows to give diplomacy a chance on Syria