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Germany's Foreign Minister demanded Syria's government be held accountable after an investigation from a global watchdog said the regime used the chemical weapon chlorine in a 2018 attack.

Bashar Al-Assad's air force used chemical weapons in a 2018 attack on Saraqib, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons said.

Russia and West spar over Syria chemical weapons vote

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Russia and West spar over Syria chemical weapons vote

A disagreement has erupted over a vote to strip Syria of its voting rights in the international chemical weapons watchdog.

Russia blocking 'accountability' on Syria chemical weapons: US

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Russia blocking 'accountability' on Syria chemical weapons: US

In her first Security Council meeting, Linda Thomas, Washington's new UN envoy, said Russia was blocking "all efforts to pursue accountability" ...

Syria chemical weapons disarmament report 'incomplete': UN official

The New Arab Staff

Syria chemical weapons disarmament report 'incomplete': UN official

UN disarmament chief Izumi Nakamitsu said Syria's recent submission 'cannot be considered accurate and complete'.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Syria declarations on chemical arms lacking: UN, watchdog

Syria's declarations on chemical weapons were criticised by UN officials and a global watchdog.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Syria, Russia under pressure at chemical weapons watchdog

Russia and Syria have repeatedly denied the accusations of chemical weapons use, alleging that Western powers have politicised the Hague-based ...

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 ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

EU sanctions senior Putin aides over Navalny, Libya

The EU sanctioned Putin's inner circle over the poisoning of opposition figure Alexei Navalny and Kremlin meddling in Libya's civil war.

Syria condemned at chemical weapons watchdog over sarin attacks

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Syria condemned at chemical weapons watchdog over sarin attacks

Only Russia, China and Iran voted against the decision to take action on an OPCW investigation that found the Syrian air force attacked ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Western powers seek condemnation of Syria over sarin attacks

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) executive council is pushing to take action against Damascus for ...

Libya government accuses Russia's Wagner mercenaries of 'chemical attack'

The New Arab

Libya government accuses Russia's Wagner mercenaries of 'chemical attack'

Russian private firm Wagner helped mobilise an alleged nerve gas attack by Haftar's forces in the Libyan capital, the GNA said.

Top Syrian generals 'watched chemical attack' on Idlib village

The New Arab

Top Syrian generals 'watched chemical attack' on Idlib village

A Bellingcat investigation revealed that Syria's top brass likely gathered to watch a chlorine attack on Latamenah hospital.

In UN session, Syria denounced over chemical weapons

The New Arab & agencies

In UN session, Syria denounced over chemical weapons

Britain, Estonia and Germany slammed Syria over its alleged use of chemical weapons in a closed door Security meeting held over videoconference.

Syria Weekly: Assad regime finally acknowledged as chemical culprit

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.

Tesbih Habbal

War-exhausted Syrians struggle to cope with coronavirus pandemic

Amid regime secrecy about the spread of Covid-19, war-weary Syrians face skyrocketing prices and food shortages as bomb-damaged health systems are unable to cope with the pandemic.

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 al-Assad's ...

Sabena Siddiqui

New EU trade mechanism offers hope to pandemic-hit Iran

The recent launch of the EU's Iran-trading mechanism, Instex, offers hope to Tehran at a time when economic deadlock and the Covid-19 outbreak ...

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 them, has ...

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

Twitter closes Assad’s account during unauthorized interview broadcast

Twitter has closed the account of President Bashar Al-Assad after it broadcast an interview with the Syrian dictator without permission from the ...

Chemical watchdog defends Syria attack report despite whistleblower leaks

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 Wikileaks ...

Chemical weapons organisation to publish report on Syria attacks

The New Arab

Chemical weapons organisation to publish report on Syria attacks

The OPCW will prepare a report on chemical weapons attacks in Syria.

Chemical weapons watchdog checking Kurdish allegations in Syria

The New Arab & agencies

Chemical weapons watchdog checking Kurdish allegations in Syria

OPCW specialists continue to collect information over Kurdish allegations of chemicals weapons use in northern Syria.

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