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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.

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.

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

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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", Russia's UN ambassador said.

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.

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.

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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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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.

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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.

Chemical weapon attacks persist a year after Khan Sheikhoun

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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.

<em>OPCW</em> probing 'several' chemical attacks in Syria's Ghouta

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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 ...

US to propose new <em>UN</em> Syria chemical weapons inquiry

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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.

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

Assad-backers Russia accuse US of blocking aid in Syria

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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 ...

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 ...

Russia vetoes <em>UN</em> vote on Syria gas attacks probe

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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 ...

A Sino-Russian love-hate affair

Naveed Ahmad

A Sino-Russian love-hate affair

Comment: The China-Russia alliance could yet cement, but Putin would have to accept the role of junior partner, with China being the dominant ...

Iran should pressure Syria to stop chemical attacks

Tara Sepehri Far

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, ...

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