Inspectors from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons confirm Syria has destroyed all its Chemical Weapons making equipment.
The Syrian government has said Israel targeted a military facility in Masyaf, killing at least two people. The target is believed to have been a Syrian government agency branch responsible for producing chemical weapons.
Syrian forces used chemical weapons at least 27 times over the course of the civil war, UN investigators have found. The UN report also decries the US for failing to protect civilians in its attacks on Islamist forces.
Germans are commemorating the 79th anniversary of Kristallnacht, the Nazi-inspired nationwide pogrom against Jews. Politicians in Berlin are hoping to rebuild a synagogue on the spot where Germans destroyed it in 1938.
Russia inherited a massive chemical weapons stockpile from the Soviet Union at the end of the Cold War. Its decision to put an end to that deadly legacy has been met with praise.
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