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Earlier on Wednesday, the US warned Assad against using any chemical weapons ahead of the anticipated regime offensive on Idlib.

A new Syrian regime chemical attack in being planned, according to the US.

Party cups as gas masks: Idlib civilians prepare

Khalil Ashawi and Lisa Barrington

Party cups as gas masks: Idlib civilians prepare

Around three million people live in the rebel stronghold in northwest Syria, report Khalil Ashawi and Lisa Barrington.

US warns Assad regime, Russia against chemical weapons attacks

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US warns Assad regime, Russia against chemical weapons attacks

The US has warned the Assad regime and military ally Russia against carrying out yet another military attack on civilians in its Idlib offensive.

Syrians fear new chemical attack following Russia 'warnings'

Paul McLoughlin

Syrians fear new chemical attack following Russia 'warnings'

Syrians are concerned of a new regime chemical attack, after Russian media warnings of 'false flag' operations, a trend that preceded previous ...

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Russia warns US against 'reckless' intervention in Syria

Russia warned the US against recklessness after it announced its preparation to retaliate against Assad should he use chemical weapons on rebel areas again.

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US, UK, France to 'act against Assad chemical attacks'

The US, Britain and France say they will take action against the brutal Assad regime's chemical weapons attacks.

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Mossad killed Syrian chemical weapons chief: NYT

Aziz Esber was assassinated by Israeli spies who believed the chemical weapons director was developing specialised missiles for Iran, according ...

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Syrian senior chemical weapons scientist killed near Masyaf

Dr. Aziz Esber, director of the Center for Scientific Research in Masyaf was killed in an attack in Hama province near the town of Masyaf.

OPCW says gaps in Syria’s chemical weapons declaration

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OPCW says gaps in Syria’s chemical weapons declaration

Syria's government has been accused repeatedly of using chemical weapons in the seven-year civil war, which it denies.

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US sanctions entities 'linked to Syria chemical weapons programme'

There have been at least 85 chemical attacks across Syria since 2013.

Israeli air strike targets Syria military position

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Israeli air strike targets Syria military position

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

UN chemical 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 Syria, as Russia ...

Russia, Syria clash with West on boosting chemical watchdog

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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 ...

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

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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.

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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 "dangerous behaviour".

The New Arab & agencies

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.

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 ...

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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.

April showed Syrian conflict is as dangerous as ever

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

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 ...

How four Iraqi women's lives changed in 15 years

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 ...

Syria group releases database of chemical attacks

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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?

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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 ...

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