The international community is demanding UN access to the site of an alleged chemical attack in Syria.
US President Barack Obama has hailed the destruction of the last of Syria's declared chemical weapons stockpile by a US Navy ship. But he said Syria's government must still fulfill pledges to destroy weapons factories.
Syria’s civil war has again spilled into Lebanon, leaving at least four dead. Gunmen fired on Lebanese soldiers and police after the arrest of a man accused of belonging to al Qaeda's Syrian affiliate, Al Nusra Front.
"Islamic State" has reportedly taken control of several towns in northern Syria close to the border with Turkey. The extremist group is currently trying to connect large swaths of land from Syria through Iraq.
Syria's war has spilled into Lebanon's border town of Arsal. Lebanon says its army has killed 11 militants in a battle over the arrest of a suspected leader of the al Qaeda-linked al Nusra Front.
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