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A group of Syrian chemical attack survivors and Syrian rights groups filed a criminal complaint in France.

The United States imposed new sanctions targeting Syria's oil sector, lawmakers and intelligence officers, vowing no let-up in pressure on President Bashar al-Assad despite his gains on the ground.

OPCW 'whistleblower' may have suppressed Syria <em>chemical</em> <em>attack</em> evidence

The New Arab Staff

OPCW 'whistleblower' may have suppressed Syria chemical attack evidence

A recently uncovered letter from the OPCW to former employee Brendan Whelan has cast serious doubts on his claims that a 2018 chemical weapons attack in Douma was staged.

Syria calls US 'rogue state' over Assad 'assassination plan'

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Syria calls US 'rogue state' over Assad 'assassination plan'

The Assad regime likened the US to a 'terrorist group' after Trump said he had suggested assassinating the Syrian dictator in 2017.

Trump 'wanted to kill Assad' after Syria <em>chemical</em> <em>attack</em>

The New Arab Staff

Trump 'wanted to kill Assad' after Syria chemical attack

Trump had earlier denied reports that he planned to assassinate the Syrian leader.

Sam Hamad

UN failures put fate of Syrians in Assad's hands

Comment: The UN's imbalanced and unjust structure is allowing Assad to weaponise aid to vulnerable Syrians, writes Sam Hamad.

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: Assad regime finally acknowledged as chemical culprit

The OPCW for the first time attributed blame for Syria chemical attacks, but activists are sceptical about its significance.

The New Arab & agencies

Watchdog 'explicitly blames' Syria regime for chemical weapons attacks

For the first time since the Syria conflict erupted in 2011, the global chemical weapons watchdog explicitly blamed President Bashar ...

Sam Hamad

Report on Assad chemical attacks, too little, too late

Comment: For the victims of Assad's chemical warfare, the damage inflicted by these attacks, and by the Russian propaganda surrounding ...

OPCW to explicitly accuse Syrian regime of <em>chemical</em> attacks

The New Arab

OPCW to explicitly accuse Syrian regime of chemical attacks

An investigation by the OPCW's new unit is likely to trigger counter accusations and denials from Syria and its allies, Iran and Russia.

The New Arab & agencies

Chemical watchdog defends Syria attack report despite whistleblower leaks

The OPCW has stood by its report on an alleged chlorine attack by the Syrian regime on the village of Douma, in face of a ...

The deadly toll of US indifference in Syria

James Snell

The deadly toll of US indifference in Syria

Comment: From inaction over regime use of chemical weapons, to a callous abandonment of the Kurds, US policy in Syria is a riot of ...

Syrians mark sixth anniversary of Ghouta <em>chemical</em> <em>attack</em>

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Syrians mark sixth anniversary of Ghouta chemical attack

Syrians on Wednesday commemorated the sixth anniversary of the deadly Ghouta chemical massacre, which killed hundreds of people in ...

New <em>chemical</em> weapons team to launch first Syria probe

The New Arab

New chemical weapons team to launch first Syria probe

A new team established by the OPCW to attribute blame for the use of banned munitions will investigate nine alleged chemical attacks ...

<em>Chemical</em> weapons team to identify Syria attacks culprits: OPCW

The New Arab

Chemical weapons team to identify Syria attacks culprits: OPCW

The head of the world's toxic arms watchdog said a new chemical weapons investigation team has started work on identifying the culprits ...

The New Arab & agencies

France has 'indication' of chemical attack in Syria: minister

'We have an indication that chemical weapons were used in the Idlib region, but for now it has not been verified' said France's foreign minister.

The New Arab

Pink Floyd star's attack on Syrian rescuers provokes outrage

A new attack by Roger Waters on Syria's White Helmets, where he blamed them for the murder of 34 people in the city of Douma ...

Florence Dixon

MbS-aligned Saudi newspaper urges 'surgical strikes' on Iran

An editorial in a Saudi newspaper owned by the crown prince's brother calls for ‘decisive, punitive’ airstrikes against Iran, reflecting ...

The New Arab & agencies

Assad regime rejects OPCW report on deadly chlorine attack

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons denied the Syrian regime's claims that the gas came from a rebel ...

Chlorine used in 2018 <em>chemical</em> <em>attack</em> on Syria's <em>Douma</em>

The New Arab & agencies

Chlorine used in 2018 chemical attack on Syria's Douma

Chlorine was used in a deadly attack on the Syrian town of Douma in April 2018, the world's chemical weapons watchdog ...

The New Arab

Syrian activists thank late Paddy Ashdown for his support

Former Liberal Democrat leader Paddy Ashdown is being remembered by Syrians following his death on Saturday.

US warns against tampering with Syria <em>chemical</em> <em>attack</em> site

The New Arab

US warns against tampering with Syria chemical attack site

The Pentagon on Tuesday warned Russia against interfering with the site of an alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria's ...

Russia fails to curb <em>chemical</em> weapon watchdog's powers

The New Arab

Russia fails to curb chemical weapon watchdog's powers

Russia has attempted to curb the powers of a chemical weapons watchdog, following a raft of attacks by Moscow's ally Syria.

Global powers set to brawl as OPCW meets

The New Arab & agencies

Global powers set to brawl as OPCW meets

Russia has warned that the Organisation for the Prevention of Chemical Weapons has risked becoming a 'sinking Titanic' as Moscow faces ...

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