Japan executes cult leader and 6 followers behind Tokyo subway sarin attack

2018-07-06 10:44

The leader of the Japanese doomsday cult that carried out a deadly 1995 sarin attack on the Tokyo subway has been executed along with six of his followers, decades after the shocking crime.

Russia faces fresh sanctions for Syria chemical attack, says US ambassador

2018-04-16 06:45

The US is set to announce fresh sanctions on Russia related to its involvement in Syria’s use of chemical weapons, according to its UN Ambassador Nikki Haley.

US, UK and France urge UN to maintain Syria chemical experts

2017-11-09 06:58

The top US, British and French diplomats are urging the UN Security Council to renew the mandate of experts investigating chemical weapons attacks in Syria.

Pentagon: 'Active preparations' by Syria for chemical attack

2017-06-28 14:50

The Pentagon says it has detected "active preparations" by Syria for a chemical weapons attack.

Macron vows reprisals if chemical weapons used in Syria

2017-05-29 22:05

French President Emmanuel Macron says the use of chemical weapons in Syria would be a 'red line' that would draw an 'immediate response' from France.

France: Proof that Syrian regime launched chemical attack

2017-04-26 17:32

French intelligence services have scientific proof that the Syrian regime was responsible for a suspected chemical attack that killed 87 people, a report says.

Autopsy 'shows chemical weapons used in Syria attack'

2017-04-06 12:31

Turkey says autopsies were carried out on three bodies that were brought across the border after Idlib attack.

Man loses 22 members of his family in Syria chemical attack

2017-04-06 08:24

The grief-stricken father cradled his 9-month-old twins, Aya and Ahmed, each in the crook of an arm. Stroking their hair, he choked back tears, mumbling, "Say goodbye, baby, say goodbye" to their lifeless bodies.

Death toll rises to 72 in suspected Syria chemical attack

2017-04-05 09:40

The death toll from a suspected chemical weapons attack on a rebel-held Syrian town has risen to 72, 20 of them children, a monitoring group has said.

Global outcry over suspected Syria chemical attack

2017-04-04 19:00

A suspected chemical attack that killed at least 58 civilians in rebel-held northwestern Syria has prompted widespread outrage and calls for international action.


UN in talks with Syria, Russia on security for chemical weapons experts

2018-04-19 12:40

A UN team is discussing security arrangements with Syrian and Russian authorities in Douma to allow experts to deploy soon to investigate an alleged chemical weapons attack, UN security officials say.

Russia hits back at Britain in spy poisoning row, experts called in

2018-03-20 09:28

Russia has hit back at Britain in the spy poisoning row, demanding proof of its alleged involvement in a nerve agent attack, as international weapons experts arrive to take samples of the toxic substance.

Israel hits Syria chemical weapons site

2017-09-07 20:18

Syria's army has accused Israeli warplanes of hitting one of its positions, killing two people in an attack that a monitor said targeted a site where the regime allegedly produces chemical weapons.

US says Assad may be preparing chemical attack, warns 'heavy price'

2017-06-27 05:25

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad may be preparing a chemical weapons attack that would result in the "mass murder" of civilians, the White House says, warning the regime would pay a "heavy price" if it goes ahead.

UN: chemical experts found sarin exposure in Syria attack

2017-05-24 07:27

The new UN disarmament chief says a team from the international chemical weapons watchdog found exposure "to sarin or a sarin-like substance" in samples from an April 4 attack in northern Syria that killed over 90 people.

Syria 'did not and will not' use chemical weapons: FM

2017-04-06 19:05

Syria's armed forces "did not and will not" use chemical weapons, even against jihadist groups, Foreign Minister Walid Muallem says.

US will take action on Syrian chemical attacks if UN doesn't

2017-04-06 10:05

US Ambassador Nikki Haley warns the Trump administration will take action against chemical attacks in Syria that bear "all the hallmarks" of President Bashar Assad's government if the UN Security Council fails to act.

Britain, France, US take action over Syria chemical attack

2017-04-05 14:02

Britain, France and the US have presented a draft resolution to the UN Security Council condemning the suspected chemical attack in Syria and demanding a full investigation.

Trump blames Assad and Obama for chemical attack in Syria

2017-04-05 06:34

President Donald Trump is splitting the blame for Syria's worst chemical weapons attack in years between its Russian-backed leader and former President Barack Obama.

Syria 'toxic gas' attack kills at least 35 civilians, including children

2017-04-04 10:29

At least 35 civilians, including nine children, were killed in an air strike that released "toxic gas" on a rebel-held town in northwest Syria, a monitor said. Warning: images not for sensitive viewers.

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