Rappler's latest stories on Douma
(UPDATED) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says the 3 countries 'must help the Syrians finish cleansing their country of terrorists'
Analysts say that if toxic chemicals were used, OPCW inspectors would still be able to find important traces in clothes, walls, rocks and soil in Douma, although their potency decreases with time
Syrian Ambassador Bashar Jaafari tells a meeting of the UN Security Council that the team of experts will begin work on Wednesday, April 18, once they receive the all-clear from the security detail
The statement from the Elysee Palace says Macron 'strongly condemned the chemical attacks on April 7 against the population of Douma'
(3rd UPDATE) Forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad are accused of using 'poisonous chlorine gas,' but state media says these allegations are rebel 'fabrications'
(UPDATED) The retaking of Eastern Ghouta would mark a major milestone in Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's efforts to regain control of territory seized by rebel factions
The announcement comes shortly after state media said a penultimate pocket of Eastern Ghouta was 'empty of terrorism'
Meanwhile, Ankara-backed rebels advance against the Kurdish People's Protection Units in the enclave of Afrin in northwestern Syria
(UPDATED) At least 29 civilians have been killed in fresh strikes on Eastern Ghouta on Saturday, says the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights
The raids on the town of Douma come the conflict enters its fifth year and the death toll soars over 215 000
Myiasis is not lethal for humans but its appearance says a lot about worsening living conditions in war ravaged Syria
Residents of Douma town in Damascus province attempt to storm food depots belonging to a charity linked to the Army of Islam rebel brigade
Ahmed Maher Mohamed Adel and Ahmed Douma were charged with organizing an unauthorized and violent protest in November days after the passage of a law banning all but police sanctioned protests
An Egyptian court sentenced 3 activists who spearheaded the 2011 uprising against Hosni Mubarak to 3 years in jail for organising an unlicensed protest