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.


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.