UN Security Council to hold emergency talks on Syria

The UN Security Council is to hold an emergency closed-door session on Syria at 4pm local time (9pm UK time) tonight.

The meeting is expected to focus on a Russian plan to place Syrian chemical weapons under international control, diplomats said on condition of anonymity.

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French draft UN Syria resolution

An initial French draft UN Security Council resolution on Syria would demand a complete declaration of all chemical weapons within 15 days.