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

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

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.

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 ...

France freezes company assets over Syria chemical weapons links

The New Arab

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.

The New Arab

OPCW confirms chlorine used in February attack in Syria

The chemical weapons' watchdog has said chlorine was 'likely' used in an attack in Syria's Saraqeb in February.

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 ...

The New Arab & agencies

French special forces 'to reinforce US' in Syria: Mattis

French forces will help the US lead a 're-energised effort' against the Islamic State in Syria, in contradiction to Trump's earlier claims ...

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 ...

Chemical weapons inspectors visit second Syria 'gas attack' site

The New Arab & agencies

Chemical weapons inspectors visit second Syria 'gas attack' site

Experts from the global chemical weapons watchdog have visited a second site in the Syrian town of Douma as they probe an alleged poison gas ...

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 ...

Are there really 'no good guys' in Syria?

Muhammad Idrees Ahmad

Are there really 'no good guys' in Syria?

Comment: The 'no good guys' argument places the largely peaceful Syrian uprising on the same moral plane as the murderous regime that forced it ...

US, Syrian opposition claim Assad still has chemical capability

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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 ...

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, Israeli officials have reportedly said.

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.

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 ...

Chemical arms experts due in Douma Wednesday, Russians say

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 ...

Chemical weapons inspectors launch probe into Douma attack

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 ...

Syrian war will go on despite strikes: Boris Johnson

The New Arab & agencies

Syrian war will go on despite strikes: Boris Johnson

British foreign minister said US-led strikes would not put a halt to the Syria war.

Syria intervention deepens the UK's political divide

The New Arab

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 ...

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