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Reports of the suspected chemical weapons attack, including footage posted online by Douma opposition activists showing dozens corpses and children ... The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a British-based monitoring group with a broad network in Syria, says it documented several deaths from ...
THE HAGUE, Netherlands -- Britain and France denounced on Thursday as a stunt and an "obscene masquerade" a move by Russia to produce Syrian witnesses who Moscow says were filmed in "staged videos" in the aftermath of a reported chemical weapons attack. Russian officials brought the ...

Bottom Line: Syria's chemical weapons program not only contributes to a tragic humanitarian situation, but its uninhibited use and maintenance creates ... Under the direction of the regime of President Bashar al-Assad, the Syrian government has consistently relied on chemical warfare against both the ...
The United States accused the Syrian government on Friday of using banned chemical arms at least 50 times since Syria's civil war began seven years ago — substantially higher than previous official estimates. The accusation, made by the American ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki R. Haley, ...
WASHINGTON — The United States and European allies launched airstrikes on Friday night against Syrian research, storage and military targets as .... Taking umbrage at Mr. Trump accusing President Vladimir V. Putin in his speech of not living up to a promise to disarm Syria of its chemical weapons, Mr.
Chemical warfare is illegal, but it appears to be responsible for the lives of the people who suffocated in Douma and hundreds more who have perished during Syria's seven-year-long civil war. But though social media lends even more immediacy to the horror of chemical warfare, it's a form of killing that's ...

Faced with the threat of U.S. military action and prodded by longtime ally Russia, Syria declared in September 2013 — two years into its civil war — it had ratified the 1997 Chemical Weapons Convention banning the production, storage and use of chemical weapons. A letter from Syrian President Bashar ...
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres voiced alarm on Wednesday over allegations of chemical attacks in Syria and urged the Security Council to take ... "The secretary-general is alarmed at the persistent allegations of the use of chemical weapons in the Syrian Arab Republic," said a UN statement.
During the meeting UN chief reiterated his support for OPCW's work in investigating allegations of the use of chemical weapons in Syria as well as his confidence in its integrity and expertise as well as in that of its Fact-Finding Mission and its conclusions. The OPCW is an international organization which ...
State says that Asperman works as “a senior chemical weapons expert for ISIS” and “oversaw chemical operations production within Syria for ISIS and the deployment of ... Malik had “worked at Saddam Hussein's Muthana chemical weapon production facility before affiliating with al Qaeda in Iraq in 2005.”.

The OPCW has been busy over the past decade, destroying chemical-weapons stockpiles in Libya, Iraq and Syria, for which it won the Nobel peace prize in 2013. But the use of a nerve agent in the ... But Russia disputed the inspectors' conclusion that it was the Syrian government. When the investigations ...
The issue of chemical weapons is also used to discredit adversaries. Iran, Russia and Syria recently accused Turkey of having used chemical weapons in an offensive on the enclave of Afrin, for example. The Syrian ambassador in New York also regularly accuses armed opposition groups of fomenting ...
Eight Security Council nations say it's "imperative" that the U.N. body "immediately pursue decisive action" to achieve a cease-fire in Syria if U.N. ... chief says the Syrian government's five-year siege of the Damascus suburbs of eastern Ghouta has involved "pervasive war crimes," use of chemical weapons ...
Early in his presidency, Donald Trump knew exactly whom to blame for the chemical weapons used in Syria, and what to do about it. The “heinous” sarin gas attacks by President Bashar al-Assad on the Syrian town of Khan Sheikhoun last April happened because President Barack Obama “did nothing” to ...
UNITED NATIONS — North Korea has been shipping supplies to the Syrian government that could be used in the production of chemical weapons, United Nations experts contend. The evidence of a North Korean connection comes as the United States and other countries have accused the Syrian ...
(BEIRUT) — Chemical weapons inspectors collected samples from Syria's Douma on Saturday, two weeks after a suspected gas attack there followed by retaliatory strikes by Western powers on the Syrian government's chemical facilities. The site visit, confirmed by the Organization of the Prohibition of ...
On 19 March 2018, the Council added 4 persons to the list of those targeted by EU restrictive measures against the Syrian regime. The EU added these 4 persons for their role in the development and use of chemical weapons against the civilian population, in line with the EU's policy to fight the proliferation ...


 

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