US Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday lauded Syria's "compliance" with a UN resolution calling for the destruction of its chemical arsenal, saying it was a "credit" to the regime that it moved quickly to eliminate the banned weapons.
Khattab is one of the few Arab Israelis fighting beside rebels who oppose Assad's regime in Syria. FRANCE 24 talked to him about his decision to leave a home and job in Israel to “perform his duty of jihad” despite his lack of military training.
The United Nations' chemical team began destroying the Syrian chemical weapons, machinery and production facilities on Sunday, its officials say. Methods could include the use of explosives, sledgehammers or pouring in concrete, they added.
This show is made up entirely of amateur images. We've seen time and time again how images captured by ordinary citizens then uploaded onto the Web can change history, or at least shift the balance of power. This week, we take a look back at some of those moments.
British border police on Friday ruled out group entry for some 60 Syrian asylum seekers at the French port of Calais who are trying to enter the UK. British officials said they could only examine the refugee claims on a case-by-case basis.
Dozens of Syrian refugees have blocked an entry ramp to English Channel ferries in northern France’s port of Calais. Displaced by war, hounded by misery and tracked by police, they say the journey will only end once they reach England, or die trying.
Six of Syria's main rebel factions called on al Qaeda-linked ISIL militants to withdraw from the northern town of Azaz and from Homs province on Thursday. Hundreds of ISIL fighters have been advancing on Azaz, near Syria's border with Turkey.
IN THE FRENCH PAPERS - Thurs. 03/10/13: French papers focus on François Hollande trying to put some order in his government. Yesterday he ordered his ministers to put an end to their public squabbling, but most papers say he wasn't very convincing. Also, Qatar is in the spotlight in the lead-up to the 2022 World Cup.
The great hope now for Syria is the so-called Geneva 2 conference - the possibility of peaceful reconciliation. After the US-Russian agreement on chemical weapons, there does appear to be a renewed chance it could happen. But while the West backs the exiled Syrian National Coalition, the Russians and others are looking elsewhere. In Damascus itself, the tolerated opposition hopes its time may be coming.