Syria conflict

US Secretary of State John Kerry (right) and French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius attend a Friends of the Syrian People meeting on the sidelines of the 68th United Nations General Assembly in New York. Photo: AFP

Syria chemical weapons inspections ‘to start next week’

International inspectors will get to work destroying Syria’s chemical arsenal by next week, once a document drawn up to avert military strikes is agreed by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons on Friday.