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World War III nearly erupted in Syria between the US and Russia, regime head Bashar al-Assad has claimed.

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.

France freezes company assets over Syria chemical weapons links

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France freezes company assets over Syria chemical weapons links

France has sanctioned nine companies and three individuals suspected of developing chemical weapons for the Syrian regime.

April showed Syrian conflict is as dangerous as ever

Paul Iddon

April showed Syrian conflict is as dangerous as ever

Analysis: Even though the Syrian conflict is almost a decade old, last month's deadly events prove it is still as devastating and dangerous as ...

Where will Idlib's civilians go when Assad strikes?

Sam Hamad

Where will Idlib's civilians go when Assad strikes?

Comment: In Idlib, the Assad regime will play on the presence of al-Qaeda-affiliated groups, to justify their use of massive force to target ...

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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 took place.

Sam Hamad

Trump's Syria 'action' is a triumph for Assad

Comment: The coalition's attack on Assad's chemical weapons bases demonstrates they have no intention whatsoever of making a meaningful ...

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Belgian firms face prosecution over chemical exports to Syria

Isopropanol is subject to strict export controls when it is concentrated to 95 percent or more because it can be used to make chemical weapons, ...

Paul Iddon

Bigger, not better: Assessing Trump's latest bombing of Syria

Analysis: If past strikes are anything to go by, this latest round of missiles is unlikely to deter Assad from gassing his people again in the ...

Washington seeking Arab force to replace Syria presence: report

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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.

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Syria intervention deepens the UK's political divide

The UK's participation in missile strikes on the Syria regime has divided the country, after May broke with convention by ordering military ...

Trump gathers war cabinet, vows Syria decision 'fairly soon'

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Trump gathers war cabinet, vows Syria decision 'fairly soon'

Despite the US, France and UK becoming resolute that the Syrian regime perpetrated Saturday's chemical attack in Douma, leaders are yet to issue ...

Can US respond to chemical attacks without risking escalation?

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.

Is the Syrian war about to get more complicated?

Paul Iddon

Is the Syrian war about to get more complicated?

Analysis: A lack of willingness among major powers to make substantial compromises will likely result in the Syrian war dragging on for years to ...

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.

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Trump holds Syria, Russia 'responsible' for Douma massacre

The White House said the president holds Syria and its ally Russia "responsible" for the suspected chemical attack in Douma and that "all options" were being considered for retaliation.

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Russia says Syria chemical attack 'staged' by White Helmets

Russian officials have accused Syria's civil defence volunteers known as the "White Helmets" of staging the recent chemical attack in the ...

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Trump ignores Russia, vows to strike 'gas-killing animal' Assad

Syria update: Trump rebukes Russian threats, tweeting confirmation that 'nice new and smart' missiles will be deployed to Syria, as officials ...

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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 UN 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".

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Religious leaders decry alleged Syria chemical attack

"Nothing can justify the use of such devices of extermination against defenceless people and populations": Religious chiefs form chorus of ...

UK urges 'strong' response to alleged Syrian chemical attack

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UK urges 'strong' response to alleged Syrian chemical attack

Western leaders have called for a "strong and joint" international response to the suspected chemical attack on Douma which left dozens dead.

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 ...

Russia and Syria say Israel struck military base

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Russia and Syria say Israel struck military base

After the US and France denied any involvement in the airstrike, Damascus and Moscow charged Israel with the Monday attack.

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