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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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Russia, China seek chemical weapons probe in Iraq

Russia and China have proposed that a United Nations panel investigating chemical weapons use in Syria be extended to Iraq, a proposal Britain immediately rejected.

Bashar al-Assad linked to Syrian chemical attacks for first time

Bashar al-Assad linked to Syrian chemical attacks for first time

A Syrian government official said accusations that government forces had used chemical weapons had "no basis in truth". 

Russia says militants used chemical weapons in Syria

The Russian military said on Friday its officers have found evidence of chemical weapons use by Syrian militants in the northern area of Aleppo where government forces are trying to regain control of areas they recently lost to insurgents.

UN Syria chemical weapons probe extended for one month

The UN-led joint investigative mechanism (JIM) last month reported that Syrian government forces had carried out at least two chemical attacks in 2014 and 2015 and that Islamic State jihadists had used mustard gas as a weapon.

After PM Narendra Modi's August 15 speech, Pakistan used chemical weapons in Balochistan - Watch​

After PM Narendra Modi's August 15 speech, Pakistan used chemical weapons in Balochistan - Watch​

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his address from the ramparts of the Red Fort, almost reproached Pakistan for human rights violations in Balochistan.

Islamic State militants may attack Euro 2016 fans with chemical weapons

Islamic State militants may attack Euro 2016 fans with chemical weapons

The terror attacks rocked the French capital on November 13, 2015, killing 130 people and injuring hundreds of others. 

US-led coalition bombs IS chemical weapons sites: Pentagon

US-led coalition bombs IS chemical weapons sites: Pentagon

The US-led coalition carried out the first air strikes on Islamic State chemical weapons sites, the Pentagon has said, acting on crucial information from a captured senior insurgent.