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Syria refuses access to chemical weapons investigators - watchdog

Syria refuses access to chemical weapons investigators - watchdog

Syrian officials have refused access to a newly-created chemical weapons investigation team formed to identify culprits behind attacks with banned munitions, the organisation's top official said in remarks published on Wednesday.

Bolton warns Syria against use of chemical weapons

Bolton warns Syria against use of chemical weapons

US National Security Advisor John Bolton warned the Syrian government that it should not see the impending US military withdrawal from the country as an invitation to use chemical weapons.

Global chemical weapons agency to investigate alleged Aleppo attack

Global chemical weapons agency to investigate alleged Aleppo attack

The global chemical weapons agency will investigate an alleged gas attack in Syria's Aleppo that reportedly wounded up to 100 people on Saturday, the agency's chief said on Monday.

French army chief: ready to strike Syria if chemical weapons used

French army chief: ready to strike Syria if chemical weapons used

France's top military official said on Thursday his forces were prepared to carry out strikes on Syrian targets if chemical weapons were used in an expected government offensive to retake the northern province of Idlib.

UN fears chemical weapons in Syria battle with "10,000 terrorists"

UN fears chemical weapons in Syria battle with "10,000 terrorists"

The United Nations called on Russia, Iran and Turkey on Thursday to forestall a battle in Syria's Idlib province which would affect millions of civilians and could see both sides using chlorine as a chemical weapon.

Chemical Weapons: Inspectors take samples at second site in Douma

Chemical Weapons: Inspectors take samples at second site in Douma

Inspectors with the global chemical weapons agency on Wednesday visited a second site in Syria's Douma and took samples to help them determine whether banned toxic munitions were used there.

Chemical weapons watchdog: inspectors have samples from Douma

Chemical weapons watchdog: inspectors have samples from Douma

A team of inspectors from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) visited a site in Douma, Syria on Saturday to collect samples as it tries to determine whether such weapons were used there on April 7, the agency said.

Weapons inspectors delayed after gunfire in Syria's Douma

Weapons inspectors delayed after gunfire in Syria's Douma

Chemical weapons inspectors had to delay visiting the site of an alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria's Douma on Wednesday after a UN security team reported gunfire at the location a day earlier, sources briefed on the team's deployment told Reuters.

Russia may have tampered with chemical attack site, US envoy says

Russia may have tampered with chemical attack site, US envoy says

Russia may have tampered with the site of an alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria's Douma, the US envoy to the global watchdog said on Monday, urging the body to condemn the continuing use of banned chemical weapons.

Britain says we had to attack Syria, strikes were highly successful

Britain says we had to attack Syria, strikes were highly successful

British had no alternative but to take military action to degrade Syria's chemical weapons capability, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Saturday after ordering air-launched cruise missile strikes along with the United States and France.

Syria chemical attack evidence must be preserved, says UN

Syria chemical attack evidence must be preserved, says UN

International chemical weapons experts were travelling to Syria to investigate an alleged gas attack by government forces on Douma which killed dozens of people.

Skripals poisoned with nerve agent, watchdog confirms

Skripals poisoned with nerve agent, watchdog confirms

Sergei Skripal and his daughter were found unconscious on a bench in the English cathedral city of Salisbury on March 4.