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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

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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

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 ...

Belgian firms face prosecution over chemical exports to Syria

The New Arab & agencies

Belgian firms face prosecution over chemical exports to Syria

Isopropanol is subject to strict export controls when it is concentrated to 95 percent or more because it can be used to make chemical weapons, ...

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

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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.

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 future, writes Paul Iddon.

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 ...

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 ...

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

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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 ...

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.

UN Security Council rejects Russian resolution condemning Syria strikes

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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 ...

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