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OPCW chief: 'Unfortunate' that Syria probe's mandate blocked
Head of international chemical weapons watchdog: Russia's veto of UN Security Council resolutions to extend mandate of investigation team that lays blame for Syria chemical attacks 'creates a gap which needs to be addressed'
Russia says expert body on Syria chemical attacks 'is dead'
Russia's U.N. ambassador says the expert body that has determined responsibility for chemical weapons attacks in Syria "is dead" but Moscow is ready to discuss "a new mechanism."
Russia again vetoes extension of chemical experts in Syria
Russia has vetoed a U.N. resolution that would extend for 30 days the mandate of the expert body charged with determining responsibility for chemical weapons attacks in Syria
Russia and US at odds over keeping Syria chemical experts
Russia says it is talking to the United States about renewing the mandate of experts working to determine who was responsible for chemical weapons attacks in Syria, but the U.S. says Moscow won't consider the American draft resolution
French intelligence says Syria behind the deadly sarin gas attack
A sarin nerve gas attack on a town in northern Syria bears the “signature” of President Bashar al-Assad , French officials said Wednesday. Forces loyal to Assad carried out the deadly April 4 attack, which could only have been ordered by the Syrian President and a few influential members of his
The rise of Syria's controversial president Bashar al-Assad
President Bashar al-Assad of Syria is the center of attention in the aftermath of a United States airstrike against a Syrian air base where a chemical attack was initiated earlier this week. President Donald Trump placed the blame squarely on Assad for Tuesday's sarin attack, which killed at least
What to know about the nerve gas sarin suspected in Syria attack
Reports that dozens of people in Syria , including young children, were killed in a suspected nerve gas attack has renewed attention to the suspected agent, sarin gas . The toxic gas can cause death in minutes and is considered "one of the most toxic of the known chemical warfare agents," according
A history of chemical weapons in Syria
The death toll from Tuesday’s chemical weapons attack on a Syrian town continues to climb amid harrowing testimonies from residents, doctors and activists at the scene. Questions are mounting about who is responsible, with some fingers pointing to the Syrian regime. Here’s a look at Syria 's
Syria: Six simple questions for a complicated conflict
As the death toll from Tuesday's chemical weapons attack on a Syrian town rises, the different sides in the six-year-old civil war have again started pointing fingers over who is responsible. The attack -- widely blamed on the Syrian government even as Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his
United Nations to hold emergency meeting after suspected chemical attack in Syria
The United Nations Security Council will hold an emergency meeting today to discuss the suspected chemical weapons attack that killed more than 50 people in a Syrian town on Tuesday. UN ambassador Nikki Haley condemned the attack via Twitter, placing the blame on Syria's president Bashar al-Assad.