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Top-ranking IRGC officials have congratulated Khodadi for his "martyrdom" and offered condolences.

Iraq's gas attack on Sardasht, a Kurdish town in northwestern Iran, is considered to be the first time chemical weapons deliberately targeted civilians.

Chemical weapons organisation to publish report on Syria attacks

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Chemical weapons organisation to publish report on Syria attacks

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

Iraqi-Kurds commemorate Halabja Massacre

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Iraqi-Kurds commemorate Halabja Massacre

Hundreds of relatives of the Halabja Massacre have gathered to remember the victims of the 1988 chemical attack.

Assad regime rejects OPCW report on deadly chlorine attack

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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 chemical ...

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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.

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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.

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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 ...

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How four Iraqi women's lives changed in 15 years

Feature: Marta Bellingreri speaks to the documentary makers of 'Women out of Darkness,' telling the story of four women by intertwining their ...

Thirty years on, <em>gas</em> attack still poisons Iraq's Halabja

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Thirty years on, gas attack still poisons Iraq's Halabja

More than 5,000 Iraqi Kurds, mostly women and children were killed on 16 March, 1988 when deadly gas was released on the northern town ...

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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 UN 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'.

US, France call for action following Syria chemical attacks

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US, France call for action following Syria chemical attacks

Two dozen countries are calling for action against the perpetrators of new chemical attacks in Syria, as Russia and the Damascus regime are ...

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 ...

US urges UN 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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Assad-backers Russia accuse US of blocking aid in Syria

Assad's main ally Russia, which has helped regime forces conduct a devastating bombing campaign in Syria, has accused the US of denying refugees access to humanitarian aid.

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Russia vetoes UN vote on Syria gas attacks probe

An international investigation of chemical weapons attacks in Syria will not be extended, after Russia used its powers to veto the UN vote on ...

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UN to visit airbase used in Khan Sheikhoun attack

UN investigators will travel to an airbase in Syria this week that the US and allies say was used to launch the Khan Sheikhoun sarin ...

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Weapons watchdog finds sarin used in attack in Syria

An investigation by the international chemical weapons watchdog confirmed that sarin nerve gas was used in a deadly April 4 attack on a ...

UN: Sarin <em>gas</em> found in Khan Sheikhoun probe samples

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UN: Sarin gas found in Khan Sheikhoun probe samples

An international chemical weapons watchdog has found traces of sarin gas in samples from the April 4 attack on the northern Syrian town ...

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Watchdog rejects Russian-Iranian bid for new Syria chemical probe

The global chemical arms watchdog Thursday "overwhelmingly" rejected a Russian-Iranian move to launch a new investigation into a suspected ...

The organisation ridding the world of chemical weapons

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The organisation ridding the world of chemical weapons

Explainer: The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) is in a difficult position, with its scientists and experts ...

Iran should pressure Syria to stop chemical attacks

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Iran should pressure Syria to stop chemical attacks

Comment: On the anniversary of the Halabja massacre in the Iraq-Iran war, Tehran should honour its own victims of chemical weapons attacks, ...

Iraq: 'No evidence' of IS chemical attack in Mosul Iraq: 'No evidence' of IS chemical attack in Mosul

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Iraq: 'No evidence' of IS chemical attack in Mosul

UN envoy says no Islamic State group chemical attack took place in Mosul, despite reports indicating that one occurred earlier in March.

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