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Syrian regime forces are enclosing on Khan Sheikhoun, a key opposition-held village in Idlib that was targeted by a deadly chemical attack in 2017.

The Syrian regime has denied a visa to Santiago Onate Laborde, an OPCW investigator who has new powers to determine who is responsible for chemical attacks in Syria.

Chlorine used in 2018 chemical attack on Syria's Douma

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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 announced on Friday.

US, UK, France to 'act against Assad chemical attacks'

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US, UK, France to 'act against Assad chemical attacks'

The US, Britain and France say they will take action against the brutal Assad regime's chemical weapons attacks.

Russia, Syria clash with West on boosting chemical watchdog

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Russia, Syria clash with West on boosting chemical watchdog

Britain and the US have led a passionate call to halt the use of chemical weapons by empowering the world's watchdog, triggering fierce ...

Stanley Heller

Scott Ritter has completely lost it on Syria

Comment: Once a voice of reason on WMDs in Iraq, Ritter has been taken in by conspiracy theories and propaganda to draw fundamentally flawed conclusions on Syria, writes Stanley Heller.

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Russian TV 'coerced' Syrian boy into denying chemical attack

The presence of uniformed men in Russia 24's video report suggest interviewees could have been coerced into denying the Douma chemical attack ...

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Russia says chemical attack investigation in Syria's Douma 'unnecessary'

A push by the United States, France and Britain at the United Nations to establish a new chemical weapons investigation in Syria is "untimely", ...

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Washington seeking Arab force to replace Syria presence: report

President Donald Trump has repeatedly expressed interest in extricating the US from its foreign entanglements.

US to hit Russia with new sanctions

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US to hit Russia with new sanctions

The Trump administration has already sanctioned Russia twice in the past four weeks as relations between the two countries deteriorate.

Sam Heller

Can US respond to chemical attacks without risking escalation?

Comment: Crisis Group's Sam Heller lays out the Douma attack's impact and the repercussions of a possible new US-led intervention.

Syria emptying air bases before possible US strikes: monitor

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Syria emptying air bases before possible US strikes: monitor

The Syrian army is reportedly clearing out military air bases, as Western powers mull retaliation for a suspected regime chemical attack.

Syria invites chemical weapons watchdog to investigate Douma attack

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Syria invites chemical weapons watchdog to investigate Douma attack

But the fact-finding mission would not assign blame and only establish if chemical weapons were used.

Russia and US trade barbs at stormy <em>UN</em> meeting

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Russia and US trade barbs at stormy UN meeting

Russia's ambassador Vassily Nebenzia warned that a US military option in Syria is "very, very dangerous".

Watchdog launches investigation into alleged Douma chemical attack

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Watchdog launches investigation into alleged Douma chemical attack

The global watchdog said it was investigating reports that the Syrian regime used chemical weapons in Eastern Ghouta on Saturday that left ...

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EU: 'Evidence points' to chemical attack by Syria regime

The EU has said the evidence points towards "yet another" chemical attack by the Assad regime.

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Chemical weapon attacks persist a year after Khan Sheikhoun

At least 80 people were killed on April 4 last year when regime war planes dropped sarin gas on the town of Khan Sheikhoun in northwest Syria.

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OPCW probing 'several' chemical attacks in Syria's Ghouta

Chemical weapons watchdog OPCW is investigating allegations of 'several' chlorine attacks launched both by the Russian-backed Syrian ...

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US to propose new UN Syria chemical weapons inquiry

US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley is seeking to create a new Syria chemical weapons attack inquiry.

US, Russia clash at <em>UN</em> over Syria chlorine attacks

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US, Russia clash at UN over Syria chlorine attacks

The US has condemned repeated use of chlorine during attacks, while Russia has deemed the accusations as 'propaganda'.

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Evidence 'definitely proves' Syrian regime behind largest chemical attack

Samples tested found the Syrian regime culpable of chemical attacks in the country, linked to Damascus' chemical stockpile.

<em>UN</em> chief wants Syria gas attacks probe revived UN chief wants Syria gas attacks probe revived

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UN chief wants Syria gas attacks probe revived

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is urging the Security Council to revive efforts to punish those responsible for chemical weapons ...

Russia claims body exposing Assad's chemical weapons crimes 'dead'

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Russia claims body exposing Assad's chemical weapons crimes 'dead'

Russia has been highly critical of the JIM's findings that the brutal Syrian government, its close ally, used chlorine gas in at least two ...

US urges <em>UN</em> to maintain Syria chemical experts

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US urges UN to maintain Syria chemical experts

The top US, British, French and German diplomats urged the Security Council Wednesday to renew the mandate of experts charged with determining ...

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