The international community is demanding UN access to the site of an alleged chemical attack in Syria.
US top diplomat pushes for an American proposal to reinstate a "cessation of hostilities" in Syria. In exchange for Russia's support, Washington would provide Moscow with intelligence on rebel groups.
A car bomb has gone off in an upmarket area of the Syrian capital, wounding several people - the state news agency says. Diplomats are due to attempt to revive stalled peace talks in Geneva on Tuesday.
The new British foreign minister has called on Russia and others to support the ouster of Syria's president. His statement represents a back pedaling from earlier praise for Assad's assault on "Islamic State."
The UN Security Council has authorized the end of Libya's chemical weapons stockpile, a move hailed by UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson. The move comes amid concerns over the use of the weapons by militants.
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