Syria chemical weapons: UN adopts binding resolution


The UN Security Council has unanimously adopted a binding resolution on ridding Syria of chemical weapons.
At a session in New York, the 15-member body backed the draft document agreed earlier by Russia and the US.
The deal breaks a two-and-a-half year deadlock in the UN over Syria, where fighting between government forces and rebels rages on.
The vote came after the international chemical watchdog agreed on a plan to destroy Syria's stockpile by mid-2014.
'Powerful diplomacy'
Speaking after the vote in New York, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon described the decision as "historic".
"Tonight the international community has delivered."....