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Jim Mattis says its warning appears to have averted Syrian chemical attack

 US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said on Wednesday that the Syrian government of President Bashar al-Assad appeared so far to have heeded a warning this week from Washington not to carry out a chemical weapons attack.

US says its warning appears to have averted Syrian chemical attack

Washington accused Syrian forces of using the Shayrat airfield for a chemical weapons attack in April. Syria denies this.
 

Macron, Trump vow 'joint response' if chemical attack in Syria

US President Donald Trump and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron agreed during a telephone call on Tuesday on the need for a "joint response" in the event of another chemical attack in Syria, the French presidency said.

France `hiding truth` on suspected chemical attack: Damascus

Syria on Thursday accused France of concealing the real identity of those behind a deadly suspected chemical attack, a day after Paris said it had proof the Damascus regime was responsible.

Assad forces made sarin used in chemical attack: France

Assad forces made sarin used in chemical attack: France

France has said it has evidence that the Syrian air force dropped bombs containing nerve agent sarin on a rebel-held town earlier this month that killed 89 people.

Russia for international probe into chemical attack in Syria

A senior Russian diplomat says Moscow believes that an international probe into last week's chemical attack in Syria should include experts from Brazil, India, Iran and other nations.

 

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".

Bashar al-Assad`s comments on chemical attack are `100% lies`: France

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad`s comments that last week`s chemical weapons attack was a fabrication to justify a US military strike are "100 percent lies", French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said on Friday.

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad says chemical attack '100 per cent fabrication'

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad says chemical attack '100 per cent fabrication'

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad said a suspected chemical weapons attack was a "fabrication" to justify a US strike on his forces.

Bashar al Assad allies say US attack on Syria air base crosses 'red lines'

A joint command centre made up of the forces of Russia, Iran and militias supporting Syrian President Bashar al Assad said the U.S. strike on a Syrian air base on Friday crossed "red lines" and it would respond to any new aggression and increase its support for its ally.

Hillary Clinton chides Donald Trump on Syrian refugee ban after airstrikes

Hillary Clinton chides Donald Trump on Syrian refugee ban after airstrikes

Hillary Clinton has chided President Donald Trump for ordering massive airstrikes on Syria and said the US cannot in one breath speak of protecting Syrian babies and in the next close America's doors to them.

EU Parliament head bans top Syrian official after attack: Document

European Parliament head Antonio Tajani has banned a top Syrian official from a conference on the conflict after the suspected chemical attack on a rebel-held town earlier this week.

Russian military says Syrian air defences to be 'strengthened'

Russia's military on Friday said a US strike on a regime air base in Syria was ineffective but announced Syrian air defences would be strengthened to shield the country`s key infrastructure.

Four children among 9 civilians dead in US Syria strike: State media

A US missile strike targeting an airbase in central Syria killed nine civilians, including four children, on Friday, state news agency SANA reported.

Russia, Syria hit back as pressure builds over 'chemical attack'

Syria's regime and Russia hit back on Thursday at accusations that Damascus was behind a deadly chemical weapons attack, as pressure built for international action over what Washington called an "affront to humanity".

Moscow says US has no objective data on monstrous crime in Syria

The Kremlin on Thursday said US allegations that Syrian forces carried out a deadly chemical attack are not based on "objective" information.

Syria chemical attack victims gassed as they slept

Syria chemical attack victims gassed as they slept

Survivors of a deadly chemical attack earlier in the week in Syria that killed over 70 people, say they were gassed as they slept, a media report said.

Russia denies Bashar al-Assad to blame for chemical attack, on course for collision with Donald Trump

Russia denies Bashar al-Assad to blame for chemical attack, on course for collision with Donald Trump

Russia denied on Wednesday that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was to blame for a poison gas attack and said it would continue to back him, setting the Kremlin on course for its biggest diplomatic collision yet with Donald Trump`s White House.

Russia says continuing Syria operation to support Assad's forces

Russia on Wednesday said it was pushing on with its support for President Bashar al-Assad`s forces in Syria.

Suspected chemical attack in Syria kills over 100, including children

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