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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 attacks in 2014 and 2015.

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 Syria.

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 access to humanitarian aid.

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

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

The New Arab & agencies

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 ...

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 player, writes Naveed Ahmad.

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, ...

The New Arab

Investigators link Assad to chemical attacks

International investigators have for the first time linked Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his brother Maher to the use of chemical weapons ...

The New Arab & agencies

UN resolution due to sanction more Syrian regime figures

Syria's 2013 gas attacks on the Damascus suburbs could see regime figures and companies put on a sanctions list if a new UN resolution ...

Another year to uncover Syria poison gas attack perpetrators

The New Arab & agencies

Another year to uncover Syria poison gas attack perpetrators

The Joint Investigative Mechanism has another year to determine which party stands behind gas attacks in Syria, after ...

The New Arab & agencies

US condemns Assad's 'defiance' on chemical weapons use

The US has condemned the Assad regime after a UN security council found more evidence of chemical weapons use in Syria.

Syrian regime 'guilty' of 2015 chemical attack in Idlib

The New Arab & agencies

Syrian regime 'guilty' of 2015 chemical attack in Idlib

Ongoing investigations by the UN have so far concluded that in 2014 and 2015 the Syrian regime was responsible for at least three ...

Russia defends Assad over <em>UN</em> chemical weapons evidence

The New Arab & agencies

Russia defends Assad over UN chemical weapons evidence

Russia has questioned the findings of a UN-led investigation that blamed the Syrian regime for chemical attacks, claiming they were not ...

Pressure building to condemn Syria over chemical weapons

The New Arab & agencies

Pressure building to condemn Syria over chemical weapons

UN considers whether to sanction Syria over the use of chemical weapons after inspectors determined that government forces deployed ...

France FM urges action on Syria chemical weapon use

The New Arab & agencies

France FM urges action on Syria chemical weapon use

The French foreign minister is pressing for a UN resolution on chemical weapon use in Syria.

The New Arab & agencies

Syrian regime and Islamic State 'carried out chemical attacks'

A United Nations probe into chemical attacks in Syria accuses the Assad government of using chlorine gas in two incidents and Islamic State militants of using mustard gas.

The New Arab

UN probe to present findings on Syria chemical attacks

Video: A UN investigation into chemical attacks in Syria since 2014 is set to present its findings this week, including determining the ...

The New Arab & agencies

Syria chemical attacks probe plans field visits in March

The international body charged with establishing who is responsible for chemical attacks in Syria says it has identified seven potential sites ...

The New Arab & agencies

Experts identify cases of Syria chemical attacks to probe

A UN investigative team has zeroed in on five potential cases of serious chemical weapons use in Syria but has yet to identify ...

<em>UN</em> briefed on 'new chemical weapons' attack in Syria

The New Arab & agencies

UN briefed on 'new chemical weapons' attack in Syria

A possible chemical weapons attack involving sarin in the Damascus suburb of Moadamiyeh last month and other attacks in Syria have been ...

AAAJ and agencies

Russia lets UN probe into Syria chemical attacks start

The UN probe into chemical attacks in Syria was approved in August but delayed by Russia, which did not give the secretary general ...

US, Russia agree on Syria chemicals weapons draft

AAAJ and agencies

US, Russia agree on Syria chemicals weapons draft

The United States and Russia have reached agreement on a draft UN resolution aimed at identifying those behind chemical weapons attacks ...

US asks <em>UN</em> to investigate Syria chlorine attacks

Al-Araby al-Jadeed staff

US asks UN to investigate Syria chlorine attacks

The US has asked the UN to investigate who is responsible for the deadly chlorine gas attacks in Syria, that many blame on the Assad ...

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