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Sweden's UN ambassador Olof Skoog says "there are a lot of uncertainties" in Syria's declaration to the OPCW.

Comment: The US and NATO are standing by as Assad's regime inflicts death and violence on the Syrian people. We've seen this before, writes James Snell.

French media watchdog warns Russia's RT over Syria report

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French media watchdog warns Russia's RT over Syria report

A controversial June draft law would make it easier for France to censor broadcasters like Russia Today in efforts to combat "fake news".

Russia 'does not recognise' <em>chemical</em> watchdog's new powers

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Russia 'does not recognise' chemical watchdog's new powers

Russia and its allies, Syria and Iran, strongly oppose granting new powers to a global chemical weapons watchdog.

UN <em>chemical</em> watchdog gains new powers, Russia threatens quitting

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UN chemical watchdog gains new powers, Russia threatens quitting

The OPCW chemical weapons watchdog has been granted extra powers allowing it to identify perpetrators of toxic arms attacks in ...

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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.

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Regime bombardment in Syria’s Daraa claims one victim

Artillery continues to rain down on rebel-held Daraa, as residents fear a large-scale regime bombardment.

Sam Hamad

Russia's world cup has Syrian blood on its hands

Comment: Russia's World Cup adds to its global panoply of PR, designed to normalise all its actions, including the Syrian genocide, writes Sam ...

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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.

UN chief calls for investigation of Syria strikes

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UN chief calls for investigation of Syria strikes

More than 2 million people in Idlib currently need humanitarian assistance, including hundreds of thousands of Syrians evacuated from cities ...

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US boycotts world disarmament body as Syria takes helm

The US protested after Syria's turn to chair the Conference on Disarmament came around, saying its presidency "normalises" the regime and its ...

'US and Russia close to war over Syria': Assad

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'US and Russia close to war over Syria': Assad

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

Being pro-Palestine and pro-Assad doesn't add up

Sam Hamad

Being pro-Palestine and pro-Assad doesn't add up

Comment: From Israel to Syria, all tyranny is worthy of outrage, writes Sam Hamad.

Protests as Syria takes chair of world disarmament body

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Protests as Syria takes chair of world disarmament body

The US and the UK have objected to Syria taking over the rotating presidency of the Conference on Disarmament.

'Pro-Assad' Congresswoman Gabbard loses key support ahead of primaries

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'Pro-Assad' Congresswoman Gabbard loses key support ahead of primaries

Hawaii's teacher's union revoked its support for Democrat 'rising star' Tulsi Gabbard, over her vocal support of Syrian dictator al-Assad, which ...

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 conclusions on Syria, writes Stanley Heller.

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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.

Paul Iddon

Could Iran sustain a war against Israel in Syria?

Analysis: Any full-scale Israel-Iran war that begins in Syria will not end there, writes Paul Iddon.

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 ...

UN: Syria must respond to <em>chemical</em> weapons questions

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UN: Syria must respond to chemical weapons questions

Syria's government has refused to answer questions regarding its chemical weapons programme causing the UN 'deep concern'.

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Iran destroys mass graves of 1988 prison massacre victims

Human rights groups estimate as many as 5,000 people were executed in 1988 during a wartime purge of political prisoners by Iranian authorities.

Interview: Muslim Aid's Madiha Raza

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Interview: Muslim Aid's Madiha Raza

The New Arab Meets: British aid worker Madiha Raza tells of the perks and perils of her work, including the shock of waking up to the US-led ...

Russia accuses US of trying to 'break apart' Syria

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Russia accuses US of trying to 'break apart' Syria

Russia's notorious Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has accused the US of trying to break apart Syria.

Russian claims of staged Douma <em>chemical</em> weapons attack 'obscene'

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Russian claims of staged Douma chemical weapons attack 'obscene'

Britain and France denounced as an "obscene masquerade" a move by Russia to produce Syrian witnesses who Moscow says were filmed in "staged ...

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