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Russia, Turkey, Iran stress unity at Syria talks

Apr 28, 2018 - 1:39 PM

(UPDATED) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says the 3 countries 'must help the Syrians finish cleansing their country of terrorists'

SYRIA CRISIS. In this file photo, the former rebel Syrian town of Douma on the outskirts of Damascus is seen on April 17, 2018 after the Syrian army declared that all anti-regime forces have left Eastern Ghouta, following a blistering two-month offensive on the rebel enclave. AFP/STRINGER

Chemical inspectors await all-clear to begin work in Syria's Douma

Apr 18, 2018 - 9:10 AM

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

DOUMA. The former rebel Syrian town of Douma on the outskirts of Damascus is seen on April 17, 2018 after the Syrian army declared that all anti-regime forces have left Eastern Ghouta, following a blistering two month offensive on the rebel enclave. AFP/STRINGER

U.S., France, Britain launch new U.N. bid for Syria chemical weapons probe

Apr 15, 2018 - 10:28 AM

The 3 allies circulate a joint draft resolution that also calls for unimpeded deliveries of humanitarian aid and a ceasefire, signaling the West's resolve to return to diplomacy after a one-night military operation.

CHEMICAL ATTACK. A handout picture released by the official Syrian Arab News Agency on April 7, 2018, shows a wounded woman arriving at a hospital in the Syrian capital Damascus, after rockets fired from Douma killed civilians. Photo by SANA/AFP

Syria: from 'chemical attack' to retaliatory strikes

Apr 14, 2018 - 5:30 PM

Here is a recap of a week of high-stakes international drama

STRIKES. A photo released on April 14, 2018 on the Twitter page of Hezbollah's "Central War Media" account shows night footage of flares above Damascus seen through a night-vision device as Western strikes reportedly hit Syrian military bases and chemical research centres in and around Syria's capital. Photo by Handout / STR / SYRIAN GOVERNMENT'S CENTRAL MILITARY MEDIA / AFP

UN warns against letting Syria crisis 'spiral' out of control

Apr 12, 2018 - 3:08 PM

With the UN Security Council failing thus far to find a diplomatic solution, Secretary General Antonio Guterres warns that time is running out

SYRIA CRISIS. Smoke billows behind destroyed buildings in the former rebel-held town of Saqba in the Eastern Ghouta region on the outskirts of Damascus on April 10, 2018. AFP/STRINGER

Macron condemns Syria 'chemical attacks' – Elysee

Apr 09, 2018 - 8:24 AM

The statement from the Elysee Palace says Macron 'strongly condemned the chemical attacks on April 7 against the population of Douma'

MACRON. French President Emmanuel Macron gestures as he speaks to the magistrates of the Court of Auditors (Cour des Comptes) during the Court solemn hearing to mark the beginning of the year in Paris on January 22, 2018. File photo by Ludovic Marin/AFP

U.S. takes aim at Russia over alleged Syria chemical attack

Apr 08, 2018 - 1:55 PM

The US State Department says Russia, 'with its unwavering support' for the Syrian regime, would be ultimately responsible

A handout picture released by the official Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) on April 7, 2018, shows a wounded woman arriving at a hospital in the Syrian capital Damascus, after rockets fired from Douma killed at least four civilians in various neighbourhoods across the capital. / AFP PHOTO / SANA AND AFP PHOTO / STRINGER / == RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / HO / SANA" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS ==

Russian FM presses Tillerson over Syria probe

Apr 22, 2017 - 10:47 AM

Sergei Lavrov and Rex Tillerson have agreed to examine again a possibility of opening an objective probe into this incident under the auspices of the [Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons]

TILLERSON AND LAVROV. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. Images from Wikipedia.

TIMELINE: Suspected Syria chemical attack

Apr 13, 2017 - 10:38 PM

Here is a recap of developments after a suspected chemical attack in Idlib province

ATTACK. A picture taken on April 4, 2017 shows destruction at a hospital room in Khan Sheikhun, a rebel-held town in the northwestern Syrian Idlib province, following a suspected toxic gas attack. Photo by Omar haj kadour / AFP

Syria's Assad says chemical attack '100% fabrication'

Apr 13, 2017 - 9:50 PM

President Bashar al Assad says the fabrication intends to justify a US strike on Syrian forces He insists his forces had turned over all their chemical weapons stocks years ago and would never use the banned arms

TREATMENT. An unconscious Syrian child receives treatment at a hospital in Khan Sheikhun, a rebel-held town in the northwestern Syrian Idlib province, following a suspected toxic gas attack on April 4, 2017. File photo by Omar Haj Kadour/AFP

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Apr 10, 2017 - 8:35 PM

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People attend a memorial ceremony on April 9, 2017 at Sergels Torg plaza in Stockholm, close to the point where a truck drove into a department store two days before. Four people died and fifteen were injured when a truck plunged into a crowd at a busy pedestrian street in the Swedish capital on April 7, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Odd ANDERSEN

Iran's Rouhani says Trump abetting Syria 'terrorists'

Apr 08, 2017 - 6:30 PM

This man who is now in office in America claimed that he wanted to fight terrorism but today all terrorists in Syria are celebrating the US attack Rouhani says in a speech aired by state television

‘OPEN ECONOMY.’ A handout picture released by the official website of the Iranian president Hassan Rouhani, shows him speaking during the opening ceremony of the economic conference in Tehran on January 4, 2015. File photo courtesy of the Iranian presidency website/AFP

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Apr 07, 2017 - 7:02 PM

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U.S. launches missile strike on Syria airbase

Apr 07, 2017 - 10:45 AM

UPDATED President Donald Trump orders the massive military response in retaliation for the deadly April 4 chemical attack being blamed on the Assad regime

MISSILE STRIKE. The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ross fires a tomahawk land attack missile while conducting naval operations in the Mediterranean Sea, April 7, 2017. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Robert S. Price

Russia says proposed UN resolution on Syria 'unacceptable'

Apr 05, 2017 - 10:01 PM

Britain France and the United States circulate a draft Security Council resolution demanding a swift investigation after pointing the finger at President Bashar al Assad s government for the chemical attack

ATTACK. A picture taken on April 4, 2017 shows destruction at a hospital room in Khan Sheikhun, a rebel-held town in the northwestern Syrian Idlib province, following a suspected toxic gas attack. Photo by Omar haj kadour / AFP

Ban calls Syria chemical weapons 'war crime'

Sep 17, 2013 - 12:31 AM

UN leader Ban Ki moon condemned chemical weapon attacks in Syria as a war crime and said UN investigators had indisputable evidence of their use

WAR CRIME. UN leader Ban Ki-moon on Monday, Sept 16, condemned chemical weapon attacks in Syria as a war crime. Photo from AFP

UN rights team probing 14 chemical attacks in Syria

Sep 16, 2013 - 9:19 PM

UN mandated human rights investigators are probing 14 alleged chemical weapons attacks in Syria but are still unable to pin the blame on either side

Syria tops agenda as Kerry lands in Israel

Sep 15, 2013 - 6:37 PM

US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Jerusalem for talks with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over plans to destroy Syria s chemical arms and peace talks with the Palestinians

KERRY ABROAD. US Secretary of State John Kerry(R) is greeted by US Ambassador to Pakistan Richard Olson (2nd L) upon his arrival in Islamabad, Pakistan, July 31, 2013. Photo by AFP/Pool/Jason Reed

'Very little doubt' chemical weapons used in Syria: US

Aug 25, 2013 - 10:40 PM

The United States said there was very little doubt Syrian forces used chemical weapons on civilians and dismissed an offer by Damascus for a UN team to view the attack site

Syrian army tanks are seen deployed in the Jobar neighborhood of Damascus on August 24, 2013. APF/Stringer

Saudi urges UN, EU to immediately address Syria 'massacre'

Aug 21, 2013 - 9:30 PM

Saudi Arabia urges the UN Security Council and EU ministers to immediately address Syria s massacre following claims the army killed more than 650 people in a chemical attack