Syria misses deadline on handover of chemical arsenal

members of a joint mission of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) and the United Nations signing an agreement with Syrian officials, in Damascus

Members of a joint mission of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) and the United Nations signing an agreement with Syrian officials, in Damascus. Photo: AFP

David Cameron warns regime against stalling on handover of chemical weapons, only 4 per cent of which have so far been removed from country

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Egypt protesters mass before military deadline

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APTOPIX Mideast Egypt

Supporters of Egypt’s Islamist President Mohammed Morsi hold sticks and wear protective gear during training outside of the Rabia el-Adawiya mosque near the presidential palace, in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, July 2, 2013. Egypt was on edge Tuesday following a ‘last-chance’ ultimatum the military issued to Mohammed Morsi, giving the president and the opposition 48 hours to resolve the crisis in the country or have the army step in with its own plan. Protesters seeking the ouster of the Islamist president remained camped out at Cairo’s Tahrir Square, the birthplace of the 2011 uprising, gearing up for a third day of anti-Morsi rallies. Across town, Morsi’s Islamist backers have hunkered down at their own rally site, vowing to resist what they depict as a threat of a coup against a legitimately elected president. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

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