Fighters from an al Qaida-linked Syrian rebel group beheaded an allied commander whom they mistook for a pro-government fighter, activists say.
Syria has provided video and photographic evidence that shows a chemical weapons site near war-torn Aleppo has been dismantled and abandoned, weapons inspectors have said.
Irish troops serving in Syria were 200 metres from a firefight between Government and anti-government forces.
At least eight people have been killed after a bomb exploded in a central district of Damascus, according to Syrian state media.
Syria has completed destruction of critical equipment for producing chemical weapons and filling munitions with poison gas, an official at the global chemical weapons watchdog said today.
Norway has turned down a US request to receive Syria’s chemical weapons for destruction.
A suicide truck bomb attack on a government checkpoint on the edge of the city of Hama in central Syria has left 30 dead, according to state media and activists.
A suicide vehicle bombing of an army checkpoint outside Damascus has killed 16 soldiers, Syrian activists say.
A team of reporters from Sky News Arabia has gone missing in the contested city of Aleppo in northern Syria.
Syrian planes have bombed several rebel-held areas and opposition fighters fired mortars at Damascus despite the start of a major Muslim holiday.
Four of the seven hostages from the International Committee of the Red Cross kidnapped in Syria have been freed.
Seven Red Cross workers have been kidnapped in northern Syria, a spokesman for the aid agency has said.
The UN Security Council has agreed to proposals by secretary-general Ban Ki-moon to destroy Syria’s chemical weapons by a target of the middle of next year, diplomats said.
Ireland has pledged €3m in humanitarian funding to help refugees fleeing Syria.
US secretary of state John Kerry has said that the United States and Russia are “very pleased” with the progress made so far in destroying Syria’s chemical weapons stocks.
International inspectors began destroying Syria’s stockpile of chemical weapons and the machinery used to create it, a United Nations official said on Sunday.
Syria’s president Bashar Assad says his government will abide by the UN resolution calling for the country’s chemical weapons programme to be dismantled and destroyed.
The United Nations Security Council voted unanimously last night to secure and destroy Syria’s chemical weapons stockpile, in a landmark decision aimed at taking poison gas off the battlefield in the escalating conflict.
Syrian president Bashar Assad says he does not discount the possibility of a US military attack on his country.
Ireland is to help bankroll the destruction of chemical weapons in Syria with €200,000 in funding.
UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon has urged world leaders to stop fuelling the bloodshed in Syria with weapons and get both sides to the negotiating table to end the “biggest challenge to peace and security in the world”.
Russia says UN chemical weapon inspectors will return to Syria on Wednesday.
Technical experts are reviewing a further disclosure from Syria about its chemical weapons programme, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has said.
The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons says it has received an “initial declaration” from Syria outlining its weapons programme.
Syria's main western-backed opposition group has criticised al-Qaida-linked gunmen and their expanding influence in the country, saying the jihadis seek to establish an Islamic state.
President Bashar Assad’s regime will not continue as it has done but the Western world must “get off our shoulders”, Syria’s deputy prime minister has said.
The United Nations chief has said his organisation's report into the use of chemical weapons in Syria is "indisputable".
The US, Britain and France have said they believe that the Assad regime was responsible for a chemical weapons attack in Damascus last month.
A Turkish fighter jet has shot down a Syrian military helicopter after it entered Turkish air space and ignored repeated warnings to leave, an official said.
An international conference to reach a political solution in Syria will include the opposition and take place at the same time as the UN considers a detailed plan to eradicate its chemical weapons.
China has welcomed the Russia-US agreement on securing and destroying Syria’s chemical weapons, saying it was a peaceful solution to the stockpile issue.
US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov have today reached an agreement on a framework for securing Syria’s chemical weapons after the third day of intense negotiations in Geneva.
Negotiations between the United States and Russia on securing Syria’s chemical weapons have reached a critical turning point after two days of intense diplomacy.
The United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon is predicting a UN report will confirm that chemical weapons were used in an attack near Damascus last month.
An international human rights group has accused Syrian government forces and pro-regime militias of carrying out summary executions earlier this year that left at least 248 people dead.
US Secretary of State John Kerry has rejected Syrian President Bashar Assad’s suggestion that he will begin submitting data on his chemical weapons arsenal one month after signing an international chemical weapons ban.
US secretary of state John Kerry has arrived in Geneva to test the seriousness of a Russian proposal to secure Syria’s chemical weapons.
Barack Obama is conditionally endorsing a Russian offer for international inspectors to seize and destroy chemical weapons in Syria as efforts to avert retaliatory US missile strikes shift from Washington to the United Nations.
At least eight massacres have been perpetrated in Syria by President Bashar Assad’s regime and its supporters and one has been carried out by rebels over the past year and a half, a UN commission has said.
Barack Obama has told the world that he did not think force could solve the Syrian civil war, but changed his mind after Bashar Assad’s regime gassed its own people.
Military action against Syria will deter North Korea from using chemical weapons, a US defence chief says.
A possible diplomatic solution to avoid a US military strike has opened up as Syria swiftly welcomed a suggestion to turn over all of its chemical weapons for destruction under international control.
Barack Obama said tonight a proposal to put Syria’s chemical weapons under international control to avoid US military strikes could be a potential breakthrough.
US Secretary of State John Kerry has said president Bashar Assad could resolve the Syrian crisis by handing all his chemical weapons over to the international community by the end of the week.
Barack Obama is going public to try to convince war-weary Americans that limited strikes against Syria are needed for the United States’ long-term safety.
An Italian journalist and a Belgian national who were kidnapped in Syria in April have been freed.
European Union officials have agreed that the August 21 chemical attack outside Damascus appears to have been the work of Syria’s regime, but that any potential military attack against it should wait for the UN inspectors’ report.
Ten members of the G20 have joined the United States in accusing the Syrian government of carrying out a chemical weapons attack on civilians last month and called for a strong international response.
US president Barack Obama has arrived in Russia for a G20 summit overshadowed by a possible confrontation with foreign leaders sceptical of his call for an international military strike against Bashar Assad’s government.
Russia has warned that a US strike on Syria’s atomic facilities might result in a nuclear catastrophe and is urging the UN to present a risk analysis of such a scenario.
Tensions over Syria are expected to dominate a summit of the world’s major economies being held in Russia in the run-up to an expected US military assault which host Vladimir Putin has warned would be an act of aggression.
The first batch of soldiers from the 43rd Infantry Group of the Irish Defence Forces departs for Syria today.
The French parliament will debate today whether the nation should launch strikes against Syria, though France’s president says he will wait for a decision from the US Congress on possible military action against Bashar Assad’s regime.
A US Senate resolution authorising President Barack Obama to use military force against Syria would bar American ground troops fro combat operations and set a deadline for any action.
President Vladimir Putin has warned the West against taking one-sided action in Syria.
Irish troops being deployed to Syria have been given special training in the event of a chemical attack.
French President Francois Hollande is to wait for a decision from the US Congress on possible military action in Syria, saying France will not strike alone.
Israel and the US have held a joint missile test over the Mediterranean, a display of military force as the Syria crisis rumbles on.
The US Congress is holding its first public hearing about plans for military intervention in Syria as Barack Obama tries to convince the country of the need to respond to the chemical weapons attack.
More than a million children have been forced to leave Syria to flee the ongoing crisis.
President Barack Obama is hoping his opponent in the 2008 presidential election will help sell the idea of US military intervention in Syria to the nation.
The UK's Deputy Prime Minister today said he “can’t foresee any circumstances” where there would be a second vote on military action in Syria.
There are growing calls for British Prime Minister David Cameron to consider a second vote on military action in Syria, if more evidence against President Assad emerges.
Australia is offering moral support for a military strike in Syria while New Zealand says it needs more information, after US secretary of state John Kerry personally called each country’s foreign minister.
A French presidential official has said that France's president, Francois Hollande, has agreed to act with the US on Syria.
US President Barack Obama says the US will take miliary action against Syria.
President Barack Obama is getting ready to speak about Syria from the White House.
Russia's President Vladimir Putin is demanding America show what evidence it has that the Syrian government is to blame for an alleged chemical weapons attack.