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Sarin used in March Syria attack, finds chemical weapons watchdog: Sources

An inquiry by the global chemical weapons watchdog found sarin was used in a March attack in Syria on an opposition-held town, just days before the banned nerve agent killed dozens in a separate attack nearby, sources told Reuters on Wednesday.

Oct 05, 2017, 06:51 AM IST

Israel raids inside Syria since 2013

Syria`s army said Israeli warplanes were again responsible Thursday for an early morning strike on a military site in an area where the regime has been accused of producing chemical weapons.

 

Sep 07, 2017, 20:48 PM IST

Syrian government dropped sarin on Khan Sheikoun: UN

Syrian forces have used chemical weapons more than two dozen times during the country`s civil war, UN war crimes investigators said on Wednesday.

Sep 06, 2017, 16:07 PM IST

Don't blame Syria for chemical attack without visit: Russia

The attack sparked outrage around the world as photos and video of the aftermath, including quivering children dying on camera, were widely broadcast.

Jul 27, 2017, 08:51 AM IST

Syria warns of allied response in case of US attack

The United States carried out its first direct military action against Syria in April, firing 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at the Shayrat military airport.
 

Jul 03, 2017, 22:49 PM IST

Russia accuses US of plotting chemical weapons 'provocation'

Russia is accusing Washington of preparing a "provocation" in Syria, which would then be blamed on President Bashar Assad's government as alleged use of chemical weapons.

Jun 29, 2017, 17:54 PM IST

Russia brands US warning to Syria over chemical weapons 'unacceptable'

Russia denounced a US warning that the Syrian leadership will pay a heavy price for any chemical weapons attack, and dismissed White House assertions that a strike was being prepared as "unacceptable".

Jun 27, 2017, 21:25 PM IST
US sanctions ISIS leaders involved in chemical weapons development

US sanctions ISIS leaders involved in chemical weapons development

The United States has announced sanctions on two Islamic State (IS) chemical weapons experts, in the first such effort to specifically target the terrorist group`s chemical weapons leadership.

Jun 13, 2017, 11:40 AM IST

Chemical weapons allegedly used 45 times in Syria: OPCW chief

Experts from the world's watchdog tasked with destroying chemical weapons are probing reports that toxic arms have been used 45 times in Syria since late last year, the body's chief said on Friday.

Apr 28, 2017, 20:52 PM IST
Pentagon chief warns Syria against using chemical weapons

Pentagon chief warns Syria against using chemical weapons

"The bottom line is there can be no doubt in the international community's mind that Syria has retained chemical weapons in violation of its agreement," Mattis said.

Apr 21, 2017, 17:19 PM IST
Israel says Assad's forces still have several tonnes of chemical weapons

Israel says Assad's forces still have several tonnes of chemical weapons

Israel`s military said on Wednesday it believes Syrian President Bashar al-Assad`s forces still possess several tonnes of chemical weapons, issuing the assessment two weeks after a chemical attack that killed nearly 90 people in Syria.

Apr 20, 2017, 09:30 AM IST

Russia's Lavrov slams watchdog for not visiting site of alleged Syria chemical attack

Russia on Friday criticised the global chemical weapons watchdog for not sending experts to the site of an alleged chemical attack in Syria, but instead analysing samples "from a distance".

Apr 14, 2017, 19:17 PM IST
Bashar al-Assad says army 'gave up' all chemical weapons

Bashar al-Assad says army 'gave up' all chemical weapons

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said his government handed over all its chemical weapons stockpiles in 2013 and could not have been behind last week`s suspected sarin attack.

Apr 13, 2017, 19:13 PM IST
Syria will pay heavy price for use of chemical weapons: US

Syria will pay heavy price for use of chemical weapons: US

US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis has said that Syria will pay a "very, very stiff price" if it used chemical weapons again and asserted that America's top priority in Syria remained fighting the Islamic State militant group.

Apr 12, 2017, 09:33 AM IST

EU's Juncker says of US Syria strikes: 'Use of chemical arms must be answered'

The head of the European Union`s executive arm said on Friday that use of chemical arms in Syria "must be answered", after US. 

Apr 07, 2017, 16:31 PM IST

Israel PM says supports strong message sent by US Syria strike

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said today he supports the "strong and clear message" sent by a US strike in neighbouring Syria in retaliation for a suspected chemical attack.

Apr 07, 2017, 11:35 AM IST

Saudi Arabia says fully supports US military strikes in Syria

Saudi Arabia said on Friday it "fully supports" U.S. strikes on military targets in Syria, saying it was a "courageous decision" by President Donald Trump in response to the use of chemical weapons against civilians.

Apr 07, 2017, 11:32 AM IST

Israel says 100% sure that Assad ordered chemical attack in Syria

Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Thursday said he was "100 per cent sure" Syrian President Bashar al-Assad ordered a suspected chemical attack this week that provoked international outrage.

Apr 06, 2017, 18:07 PM IST
Turkey says chemical weapons used in Syria attack

Turkey says chemical weapons used in Syria attack

Turkey said on Thursday the autopsies of three Syrians killed in an attack in rebel-held northwestern Syria confirmed that chemical weapons had been used by President Bashar al-Assad's regime, state media reported.

Apr 06, 2017, 16:27 PM IST

US wants to bring Assad to justice for his crimes: Haley

Haley, the first Indian American to hold a Cabinet level position in any presidential administration, said human rights was a very important issue for the Trump administration.

Apr 03, 2017, 00:40 AM IST