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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 ...
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 ... chemical

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 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. ... Chemical Weapons
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. Britain France chemical

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 ... Chemical Weapons
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 ... Chemical
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. Chemical
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 ... Chemical
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.”. Chemical
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 ... Chemical
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 ... Chemical
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 ... Chemical
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 ... Chemical
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 ... Chemical

(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 ...
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 ...
Ten children were among 24 people killed in airstrikes on a rebel enclave near the Syrian capital on Tuesday, a monitor said, as the UN's ... The brutal tactics pursued mainly by the regime, which have included the use of chemical weapons, sieges, mass executions and torture against civilians have led to ...
The U.S. and Russia support opposing sides of the Syrian civil war. Russian President Vladimir Putin declared victory in Syria last month and ordered a partial troops pullout, and the Kremlin said late Monday that the number of Russian troops left in Syria is sufficient for fending off any attacks by militants.
When the UN Security Council meets this week to discuss chemical weapons use in Syria, its 15 members should send a strong message to the Syrian government that those responsible for dozens of chemical weapon attacks will be held accountable and may face future prosecution. It should do so first by ...
The United States and Russia reached a deal in mid-September 2013 under which Syria had to destroy its chemical weapons program. The Syrian government hurriedly acceded to the Chemical Weapons Convention and turned over what it said was its complete chemical weapon arsenal to a team of ...
Throughout the Syria war, the Syrian regime has been accused of employing chemical weapons against combatants and the civilian population; the incident that drew the world's attention to this issue was the August 2013 chemical attack on Damascus's Eastern Ghouta suburb, in which hundreds of ...
BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:00 P.M.) – Russian President Vladimir Putin held a press conference on Monday that discussed several issues around the Middle East, including the ongoing situation in Jerusalem and the war in Syria. In regards to Syria, the Russian President slammed the accusations regarding ...
A network of secret slush funds inside a corrupt Cyprus bank has exposed Kremlin connections to frontmen for Syria's chemical weapons programme and the ... One company in the slush fund network sent more than $33 million to the Russian Ministry of Finance to settle debt with the Syrian regime in 2010, ...
Despite the deaths of as many as half a million people, dozens by chemical weapons, in the Syrian civil war, the Trump Administration is now prepared to accept President Bashar al-Assad's continued rule until Syria's next scheduled Presidential election, in 2021, according to U.S. and European officials.
Germany has also declared its willingness to aid the OPCW in its quest to destroy Syrian chemical weapons. The OPCW administers the 1997 Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), which forbids the production, stockpiling and use of chemical weapons and their precursors. The OPCW was awarded the ...
This week the world's diplomats have once again gathered in Geneva, determined to help secure Syria's future. This year's negotiations mark five years since I sat at that same table as part of the 2012 Syrian Opposition delegation, and seven years since the beginning of the civil war. Syria is the place I call ...
Moadamiya—It's been just a year since this city southwest of Damascus gave up its rebellion and surrendered to the Syrian government. At that ... There was a second invasion in August 2012, and then, a year later, the chemical-weapons massacre, when I played an important role in the media coverage.
Amnesty International reports that tens of thousands of Syrians who have disappeared are incarcerated in underground government prisons. “It is ironic that the ... The same study found that 18 percent of Americans followed the news of chemical weapons being used against Syrian civilians. It ranked below ...
The OPCW, winner of the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize, has been thrust into the global limelight by its role in investigations into the use of chemical weapons in Syria's civil war. In a speech following the decision, Arias said, “I am fully committed to the success of this organization in overcoming the challenges ...
North Korea is reported to be shipping chemical weapons to Syria. The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has stated that activity has been intercepted during the past six months and that North Korea is also shipping conventional weapons there. Furthermore, a Syrian government entity, the Scientific ...
The use of chemical weapons in conflicts in Syria in recent years has been confirmed by three reports carried out by the OPCW Fact-Finding Mission (FFM), while the United Nations-OPCW Joint Investigative Mechanism (JIM), in its latest report blamed the Syrian air force for a sarin gas attack on the ...
THE HAGUE - Syria came under pressure Monday to fill in gaps in its declaration to the world's chemical weapons watchdog amid reports of toxic arms use during its six-year civil war, triggering angry Syrian denials. A fact-finding mission from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons ...
The United States warned Monday that efforts to uphold the global ban on the production and use of chemical weapons are at a "critical juncture" in the wake of their use during Syria's civil war. As the Syrian government and its allies seek to discredit conclusions by international investigators that Damascus ...
Russia has emerged from the Syrian crisis with its military and diplomatic ... that it has used banned sarin gas and other chemical weapons.
Syrian minister of social affairs and labor Rima al-Qadiri met with ... for the nation's chemical weapons program were intercepted this year, ...
The Syrian regime is also alleged to have used chemical weapons during ... extremists trained in the use of chemical weapons in Syria and Iraq could ... There have already been instances of improvised chemical weapon use ...
The head of the international chemical weapons watchdog OPCW said ... Russia has been highly critical of the JIM's findings that the Syrian ...
Syrian Rebels Injured by Chemical Weapons Reportedly Treated in ... of a chemical weapon attack from Syria were taken to the Jewish state.
The deal also saw the Syrian government joining the Chemical Weapons Convention. In the UK, military action in Syria was narrowly rejected ...
A joint report from the United Nations and international chemical weapons inspectors last month determined the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad was responsible for the attack. Syria has repeatedly denied it had anything to do with the attack and denies it has any chemical weapons. Damascus has said ...
“The message to anyone listening is clear: In effect, Russia accepts the use of chemical weapons in Syria,” Ms. Haley told the council. Later ...
A fact-finding mission by the chemical weapons watchdog, the ... missile strike against a Syrian airfield where the chemical weapons were ...
In correspondence with the chemical weapons expert Dan Kaszeta, Postol revealed that the “solid scientific source” he used to support his theory about the origin of sarin used in Syria was “Syrian Sister”. When Postol and Susli both appeared on a podcast run by the Holocaust “revisionist” Ryan Dawson, ...
The Syrian government has denied using chemical weapons and Moscow rejected the findings. The mechanism was established in 2015 by the U.N. Security Council to identify individuals, organizations or governments responsible for chemical attacks in Syria. Its mandate expires on Nov. 17, but its work ...
Syria, Russia slammed at chemical weapons watchdog meeting ... of Chemical Weapons following an investigation that blamed Syrian ...
“There has been sufficient evidence of a credible and reliable nature to make its findings,” said Edmond Mulet, Head of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons-UN Joint Investigative Mechanism (OPCW-UN JIM), during a briefing on the entity's latest findings, released on 26 October.
... Tuesday over a report blaming Syria for a deadly chemical weapons attack, ... surrounding the situation in the Syrian Arab Republic,” he said.


 

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