chemical weapons

Chlorine likely used in February attack in Idlib: chemical weapons agency

Wed, 16 May 2018 - 11:23 GMT

Banned chlorine munitions were likely dropped on a Syrian neighbourhood in February, an international body on chemical weapons said.

Chemical weapons inspectors back from Syria's Douma: source

Fri, 04 May 2018 - 10:00 GMT

Chemical weapons inspectors have returned from a mission to the Syrian town of Douma.

France says Russia obstructing OPCW experts' access to site of Douma attack

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 - 05:23 GMT

Russia is obstructing the access of international chemical weapons inspectors to the site of a suspected poison gas attack in the Syrian town of Douma.

Britain accuses 'reckless Russia' of breaking chemical arms ban

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 - 11:08 GMT

Britain accused Russia of breaking the two-decade international ban on chemical weapons.

U.S., Syria give conflicting accounts on global chemical weapons experts

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 - 10:00 GMT

The United States and Syria appeared to offer conflicting accounts on Tuesday of whether global chemical weapons inspectors had reached the Syrian town of Douma.

WRAP UP: Chemical weapons experts enter site of attack in Syrian town

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 - 03:01 GMT

Global chemical weapons inspectors finally reached the Syrian town on Tuesday where a suspected poison gas attack took place.

GCC supports strikes against Syrian regime

Sun, 15 Apr 2018 - 08:44 GMT

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) supported on Saturday the U.S.-led air strikes against military targets belonging to the Syrian regime.

Militarized actions should be avoided in Syria: officials

Sun, 15 Apr 2018 - 08:34 GMT

Egyptian officials warned on Saturday against the current international and regional polarization in Syria.

How Syria repelled most missiles

Sun, 15 Apr 2018 - 08:10 GMT

Russia said that most of the missiles launched Saturday by the Western states on Syria had been downed by Syria's air defenses.

Trump, allies praise Syria strikes as Moscow seethes

Sun, 15 Apr 2018 - 01:20 GMT

Trump and his allies in Britain and France on Saturday hailed their joint surgical strikes in Syria over the regime's alleged use of chemical weapons.

Weapons inspectors plan to head to Syria's Douma on Saturday: sources

Sat, 14 Apr 2018 - 09:40 GMT

Weapons inspectors aim to press ahead with plans to head to the site of a suspected chemical weapons attack in the Syrian town of Douma.

U.S says Syria government was behind chemical weapon attack

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 - 10:10 GMT

The United States on Friday blamed the Syrian government for a deadly chemical weapons attack this month and slammed Russia for failing to stop its ally.

France U.N. envoy says Syria has reached 'point of no return'

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 - 03:30 GMT

Syrian government’s decision to again use chemical weapons meant they had “reached a point of no return”.

Watchdog confirms UK findings on nerve agent in Russia spy case

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 - 12:10 GMT

The world's chemical arms watchdog on Thursday confirmed Britain's findings on the identity of a nerve agent used on a former Russian spy.

Putin and Netanyahu speak by phone on Syria

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 - 08:02 GMT

Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday and urged him to do nothing to destabilise Syria.

U.S., Russia clash at U.N. over chemical weapons attacks in Syria

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 - 11:07 GMT

Russia and the United States tangled on Tuesday at the United Nations over the use of chemical weapons in Syria.

Death in Douma: Timeline of chemical attacks in Syria

Sun, 08 Apr 2018 - 04:49 GMT

Footage of the attack shared on social media shows piles of lifeless bodies in rooms, corridors and stairwells, with foam visible from their noses and mouths.

Japan asks UN council to extend Syria gas attacks probe for 30 days

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 - 01:41 GMT

The UN Security Council was expected to vote on a 30-day extension of a UN-led investigation of chemical weapons attacks in Syria to allow for negotiations.

Russia help remove 1,100 tonnes of Syria’s chemical weapons

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 - 12:04 GMT

Russian ships participated in the removal of more than 1,100 tonnes of chemical weapons from Syria, Chief of Russia’s national defense coordination center.

Trump urges U.N. council to renew Syria chemical arms inquiry

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 - 06:54 GMT

U.S. President Trump urged all members of the U.N. Security Council to back the renewal of the international inquiry into chemical weapons attacks in Syria.