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Russia blocks extension of investigation into Syria chemical attacks

18 November, 2017

Russia used its Security Council veto for the second time in two days to block an extension of the Joint Investigative Mechanism's mandate.

US urges UN to maintain Syria chemical experts

08 November, 2017

The top US, British, French and German diplomats urged the Security Council Wednesday to renew the mandate of experts charged with determining who was responsible for chemical-weapons attacks in

Former UK PM says Iraq War was 'unjustified'

05 November, 2017

Gordon Brown claims that crucial US intelligence that cast doubt on claims of Iraq's weapons capabilities was not shared with Britain in the lead up to war in 2003.

IS car bombing kills displaced Syrians in Deir az-Zour

04 November, 2017

A car bomb attack by Islamic State militants has killed dozens of displaced people who had fled fighting in Syria's Deir az-Zour province, a monitor reported.

Assad-backers Russia accuse US of blocking aid in Syria

03 November, 2017

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.

German police arrest Syrian suspected of planning bomb attack

31 October, 2017

German police arrested a 19-year-old Syrian man suspected of preparing a terror attack in the country using powerful explosives, prosecutors said on Tuesday.

Stop the War Coalition is not against Western intervention

30 October, 2017

Comment: As Raqqa gets destroyed, the Stop the War Coalition is nowhere to be heard, leaving Syria solidarity protesters to demonstrate in front of US embassies alone, writes Omar Sabbour.

Fierce clashes in Syria's Deir az-Zour kill 73 fighters

29 October, 2017

The fiercest fighting between Syrian regime forces and IS since the siege of Deir az-Zour was broken in September resulting in the deaths of 73 fighters.

Khan Sheikhoun massacre: proof beyond doubt who's to blame

28 October, 2017

The UN confirmed this week widely-held suspicions that the Syrian regime carried out a chemical attack on an opposition village in Idlib province. Here's what we know about the massacre.

UN blames Syrian regime for sarin gas attack massacre

27 October, 2017

United Nations investigators on Thursday blamed the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad for a sarin gas massacre in April this year which killed more than 80 civilians.

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