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Syria warns of chemical attack by rebels

Syria's foreign ministry Sunday warned that the opposition rebel groups may prepare to launch a chemical attack in Syria to frame its army.

Sep 22, 2014, 03:37 AM IST

Justice elusive for Syria chemical attack victims: HRW

Human Rights Watch Thursday said that hundreds of victims of a chemical weapons attack in Syria remained without justice one year on, days after Damascus`s stockpile was completely destroyed.

Aug 21, 2014, 19:16 PM IST

Syria hands over chemical arsenal destruction plan: OPCW

Syria has submitted its plan to destroy the chemical weapons within the first deadline, said Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) on Sunday.

Oct 27, 2013, 22:45 PM IST

UN investigates seven Syrian chemical cases after August 21 attack

U.N. chemical weapons inspectors in Syria are investigating seven cases of alleged chemical or biological weapons use, including three incidents around Damascus after the August 21 attack which almost triggered U.S. air strikes.

Sep 27, 2013, 19:13 PM IST

Al Qaeda gunmen seize town in northern Syria

Al Qaeda militants in northern Syria captured a town near the Turkish border on Thursday following heavy clashes with Western-backed rebels, prompting the closure of a nearby frontier crossing, activists and Turkish officials said.

Sep 19, 2013, 23:31 PM IST

Obama gives nod to US-Russia agreement on Syria arms deal

A move that can evade severe action on Syria, the US President Barack Obama on Saturday welcomed the agreement between US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russia Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov wherein both conceded that Syria should hand over the chemical weapons to UNSC.

Sep 15, 2013, 09:07 AM IST

India welcomes Syria`s decision to join Chemical Weapons Convention

India welcomed Syria`s decision of accession to the Chemical Weapons Convention, a move that may make international strikes against the Middle Eastern nation appear less imminent.

Sep 13, 2013, 20:48 PM IST

Syrian regime behind chemical attack: Rights group

An international human rights group said that evidence `strongly suggests` Syrian govt forces fired rockets with warheads containing a nerve agent, most likely sarin, into a Damascus suburb in August, killing hundreds of people.

Sep 11, 2013, 00:10 AM IST

Going to Congress not an American retreat: John Kerry

President Barack Obama`s decision to seek a Congressional nod for a military strike on Syria is not an American retreat as being described by the Syrian regime, Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday.

Sep 01, 2013, 21:07 PM IST

Syrians flee to Lebanon as US prepares for strike

As UN inspectors crossed the border from Syria into Lebanon Saturday, they were followed out of the war-torn country by a continuous flow of families desperate to flee the threat of US strikes.

Aug 31, 2013, 23:21 PM IST

US claim on Syria attacks `nonsensical`: Vladimir Putin

Russian president Vladimir Putin on Saturday verbally attacked the US claim on Syria regime`s involvement in the recent chemical attacks and called it `illogical`.

Aug 31, 2013, 17:21 PM IST

Germany rules out taking part in Syria military strike

Germany`s foreign minister ruled out his country`s participation in a military strike in Syria after an apparent deadly poison gas attack.

Aug 30, 2013, 17:55 PM IST

Syria crisis: Turkey’s armed forces on alert

Suspecting an attack from Syria as Western allies consider a firm step against Syrian government, Turkey on Thursday puts its armed forces on alert.

Aug 29, 2013, 19:23 PM IST

Syria chemical attack survivors recall horror

The survivors of last week`s chemical weapons attack in Syria have recalled the horrors after the strike, which killed nearly thousands, including a number of children and women.

Aug 29, 2013, 13:10 PM IST

Assad responsible, even if he did not order chemical attack: US

The Syrian President, Bashar al-Assad, would be held responsible for the death of hundreds of people in the chemical attack near Damascus on August 21 even if he did not order it, the United States has said.

Aug 29, 2013, 11:18 AM IST

Arab League accuses Syria of chemical attack

The Arab League has blamed the Syrian government for last week`s alleged chemical weapons attack near Damascus that killed hundreds, calling for the perpetrators to be brought to justice.

Aug 27, 2013, 23:17 PM IST

US warns Syria`s Assad over `undeniable` chemical weapons attack

The United States put Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on notice that it believes he was responsible for using chemical weapons against civilians last week.

Aug 27, 2013, 09:38 AM IST

Syria blames `terrorists` for firing on UN inspectors

Syria blamed rebel forces for the attack on a UN team trying to enter the site of an alleged poison gas strike, state television said, after the United Nations said the inspectors were fired at by unidentified assailants.

Aug 26, 2013, 18:03 PM IST

UN inspectors reach Syria gas attack site, collect samples

Despite coming under fire by the unidentified snipers on Monday, the United Nations weapons inspectors reached the chemical attack site in Damascus.

Aug 26, 2013, 17:29 PM IST

`No doubt` Damascus behind suspected chemical attack: France

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said there was "no doubt" the Damascus regime was behind a suspected chemical weapons attack near the capital last week.

Aug 25, 2013, 23:59 PM IST