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Syrian opposition territories around Damascus and in Idlib have been subjected to ferocious airstrikes by regime and Russian planes for a fourth day.

A spate of gas attacks in Syria will be investigated by the international chemical weapons body, as pressure mounts for action.

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 believes sarin possibly used in recent Syria attacks

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US believes sarin possibly used in recent Syria attacks

US Defence Minister Jim Mattis has said Syria's regime might have recently used sarin in recent chemical attacks, and warned Washington will act ...

Evidence 'definitely proves' Syrian regime behind largest chemical attack

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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.

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UN chief: Syria should be referred to the ICC

The UN secretary-general has called on the security council to refer Syria to the ICC for the country to reach ‘sustainable peace.’

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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 ...

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Syrian opposition town hit by new chemical attack

The Syrian regime has been accused of launching a new chemical attack on a Syrian opposition town with more than a dozen citizens suffering the ...

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Assad moves on Idlib, but Ghouta leaves regime vulnerable

While Assad has retaken more than half of the country with a string of victories against rebels, the Damascus suburb of Eastern Ghouta remains a ...

Britain gave Assad 'green light' to massacre: UK minister

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Britain gave Assad 'green light' to massacre: UK minister

Britain's non-intervention in Syria following a chemical attack four years ago gave Assad the "green light" to continue murdering his people, ...

Sam Hamad

Comrade Corbyn supports Russian imperialism in Syria

Comment: Corbyn's criticism of UK support for the Free Syrian Police, coupled with his support for Russian intervention, means he is on the ...

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 ...

Russia blocks extension of investigation into Syria chemical attacks Russia blocks extension of investigation into Syria chemical attacks

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Russia blocks extension of investigation into Syria chemical attacks

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

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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 ...

US: 'Syria more concerned with CO2 than sarin'

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US: 'Syria more concerned with CO2 than sarin'

US State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert mocked Syria for joining the Paris Agreement on climate change, citing the regime's brutal civil ...

Paul McLoughlin

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

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.

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UN blames Syrian regime for sarin gas attack massacre

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

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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 ...

Muhammad Idrees Ahmad

Syria and beyond: Manufactured doubt and moral atrophy

Comment: For Assad's regime, doubt is a political necessity, writes Idrees Ahmad.

Jeremy Corbyn's silence on Syria is hypocritical

Sam Hamad

Jeremy Corbyn's silence on Syria is hypocritical

Comment: Jeremy Corbyn believes one cannot be selective on human rights issues - which makes his position on Syria all the more troubling, ...

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Syrian regime airstrike on Idlib market kills children

At least 11 civilians, including two children, were killed in Syrian regime airstrikes on a market in Idlib province's Maaret al-Numan

For whom the bell tolls in Syria

Muhammad Idrees Ahmad

For whom the bell tolls in Syria

Comment: Syria is a manmade disaster, but perpetrators are unlikely to face justice until bystanders are made to reckon with the consequences of ...

Sarin denial and journalism's race to the bottom

Alexander Schinis

Sarin denial and journalism's race to the bottom

Comment: When Assad gassed his own people in Khan Sheikhoun, a cluster of journalists flocked to give him cover. They must all ...

Syrian regime dropped sarin on <em>Khan</em> <em>Sheikhoun</em>: UN

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Syrian regime dropped sarin on Khan Sheikhoun: UN

Assad's regime used chemical weapons more than two dozen times, a UN inquiry has found, including dropping sarin in the gravest attack in Idlib ...

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