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Russia says West's diplomatic push on Syria is 'untimely'

Russia says West's diplomatic push on Syria is 'untimely'

International investigators of the OPCW were on Tuesday on the ground in the Syrian town of Douma, where dozens were killed in a suspected chemical weapons attack on April 7.

Apr 17, 2018, 23:18 PM IST
Use of nuclear weapons inevitable if World War 3 breaks out, warns former Russian general

Use of nuclear weapons inevitable if World War 3 breaks out, warns former Russian general

Russia said on April 16, 2018, that it still hopes for dialogue with Washington despite US-led strikes on Moscow's ally Syria.

Apr 17, 2018, 18:54 PM IST
Syria strikes and World War 3 threat cast a shadow over North Korea denuclearisation talks

Syria strikes and World War 3 threat cast a shadow over North Korea denuclearisation talks

Rising tensions between the US and Russia over military strikes in Syria appears to have jeopardised the North Korean denuclearisations talks.  

Apr 15, 2018, 18:39 PM IST
Pope Francis condemns the use of chemical weapons in Syria

Pope Francis condemns the use of chemical weapons in Syria

Pope Francis on Sunday condemned the use of chemical weapons in Syria.

Apr 08, 2018, 17:08 PM IST

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