Syria has shut down its Australian embassy in Canberra, with the website stating it is now closed.
At the end of May, Foreign Minister Bob Carr announced a dramatic 72-hour deadline for two of Syria's senior diplomats to leave Australia, including Syrian Charge D'Affairs Jawdat Ali.
At the time, Senator Carr warned the Syrian government could not expect any further official engagement with Australia until it agreed to the UN ceasefire.
It is understood some former embassy workers are now seeking asylum in Australia. Read More