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Israel has targeted a Syrian regime position in Masyaf where Iranian forces are deployed.

The OPCW chemical weapons watchdog has been granted extra powers allowing it to identify perpetrators of toxic arms attacks in Syria, as Russia threatened to leave the UN body.

Russia, Syria clash with West on boosting chemical watchdog

The New Arab & agencies

Russia, Syria clash with West on boosting chemical watchdog

Britain and the US have led a passionate call to halt the use of chemical weapons by empowering the world's watchdog, triggering fierce opposition from Russia and Syria.

<em>Sarin</em>, chlorine 'very likely' used in Syria: OPCW

The New Arab

Sarin, chlorine 'very likely' used in Syria: OPCW

OPCW found the nerve agent sarin and toxic chemical chlorine were likely used as weapons in two attacks in Syria.

Scott Ritter has completely lost it on Syria

Stanley Heller

Scott Ritter has completely lost it on Syria

Comment: Once a voice of reason on WMDs in Iraq, Ritter has been taken in by conspiracy theories and propaganda to draw fundamentally flawed ...

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 ever, writes Paul Iddon.

The New Arab & agencies

Syrian regime retakes region outside capital from rebels

Syria’s regime on Wednesday moved to tighten its grip on the capital as it retook a region outside Damascus from rebels and pounded southern ...

Marta Bellingreri

How four Iraqi women's lives changed in 15 years

Feature: Marta Bellingreri speaks to the documentary makers of 'Women out of Darkness,' telling the story of four women by intertwining their ...

The New Arab

Syria group releases database of chemical attacks

A Syrian activist group has released a list of all suspected chemical attacks since 2012.

What next for Syria's chemical weapons investigation?

The New Arab & agencies

What next for Syria's chemical weapons investigation?

Medics and rescuers have said more than 60 people were killed in the then rebel-held town, while Damascus and its ally Moscow have dismissed the ...

The New Arab & agencies

US, Syrian opposition claim Assad still has chemical capability

Both the Pentagon and Syrian opposition officials have voiced their concern that the Assad regime still has capacity to conduct chemical ...

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

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 ...

US-led strikes 'failed to deter' Assad from chemical warfare

The New Arab

US-led strikes 'failed to deter' Assad from chemical warfare

US-led missile strikes against the Syrian regime have failed to destroy its chemical stockpiles and have not deterred their use in future, ...

Assad's regime will return to 'business as usual' brutality

James Snell

Assad's regime will return to 'business as usual' brutality

Comment: Not only did Trump's much vaunted strikes fail to threaten Assad; they have actually bolstered him, writes James Snell.

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

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 ...

The New Arab

Deadly car bombings 'to deter OPCW investigation' hit Douma

Two deadly car bombings in Douma on Monday have been attributed to the Russian-backed Syrian regime, who local sources claim to be purposefully delaying the international chemical weapons investigation.

The New Arab & agencies

Chemical arms experts due in Douma Wednesday, Russians say

UN weapons inspectors are expected to arrive in Douma on Wednesday, following US-led missile strikes.

The New Arab

Chemical attack probe stalls, claims Russia tampered with evidence

Despite Syria and Russia denying involvement in an alleged chemical attack in Douma, OPCW inspectors have 'not yet' been allowed in to ...

The New Arab & agencies

Chemical weapons inspectors launch probe into Douma attack

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons is set to meet on Monday, as inspectors in Syria begin their probe into the Douma ...

Thousands in Athens march against US-led Syria strikes

The New Arab

Thousands in Athens march against US-led Syria strikes

A protest organised by the Communist party in Athens is protesting the US-led strikes against the Syrian regime.

The New Arab & agencies

UN Security Council rejects Russian resolution condemning Syria strikes

A Russian-drafted resolution won three votes at the Security Council, far below the nine votes required for adoption, as eight countries voted ...

Probe into Syria chemical attack to continue

The New Arab

Probe into Syria chemical attack to continue

A chemical watchdog has vowed that the probe into a suspected chemical attack in Douma which left dozens dead will continue, despite Western ...

France: 'Large parts of Syria's chemical stockpile destroyed'

The New Arab

France: 'Large parts of Syria's chemical stockpile destroyed'

Overnight strikes against the Assad regime led by the US, UK and France have reportedly destroyed a large part of Damascus' chemical stockpile.

Russia: Syria chemical attack 'staged' by foreign spy agencies

The New Arab & agencies

Russia: Syria chemical attack 'staged' by foreign spy agencies

Assad and his supporters have consistently claimed that chemical and other attacks were staged, and that an army of actors has been trained to ...

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