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51 children injured in chemical attack at China kindergarten

Nov 12, 2019 - 4:46 PM

The suspect, a 23-year-old surnamed Kong, enters the kindergarten by climbing a wall before spraying victims with sodium hydroxide, say local authorities in Kaiyuan city, Yunnan province

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

Blasts shake Damascus as U.S. and allies launch Syria strikes

Apr 14, 2018 - 6:18 PM

As dawn broke, plumes of smoke can be seen rising from the city's north and east

STRIKES. A photo released early on April 14, 2018 on the website of the official Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) shows an explosion on the outskirts of Damascus after Western strikes reportedly hit Syrian military bases and chemical research centres in and around the capital. Photo by HANDOUT / STR / SANA / AFP

Syria forces enter Douma, last holdout in rebel bastion – state media

Apr 14, 2018 - 5:38 PM

Douma is the last rebel-held town in the Eastern Ghouta suburb of Damascus, and is the site of the alleged gas attack that prompted a volley of Western air strikes on Saturday

CONFLICT. A photo released early on April 14, 2018 on the website of the official Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) shows anti aircraft fire on the outskirts of Damascus after Western strikes reportedly hit Syrian military bases and chemical research centres in and around the capital. Photo by Handout / STR / 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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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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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

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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

Russia accuses US of 'blackmail' over UN Syria resolution

Sep 22, 2013 - 8:53 PM

Russia accused US of trying to blackmail it into a tough UN resolution on Syria s chemical weapons as a mortar round hit Moscow s embassy in Damascus

UNSC MEETING. In this file photo, the UN Security Council meets 14 August 2013, at the UN headquarters. UN/JC McIlwaine

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

Kerry: threat of US force against Syria 'remains real'

Sep 15, 2013 - 11:13 PM

The threat of US military action against Syria remains real US Secretary of State John Kerry said a day after striking a deal with Russia to destroy Damascus s chemical weapons stockpile

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

Russia offers four step plan for Syria arms handover - report

Sep 12, 2013 - 4:06 PM

Russia has handed the United States a plan for the Syrian regime to hand over its chemical weapons in four stages

RUSSIA'S TOP DIPLOMAT. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov speaks during his press conference on situation in Syria, in Moscow, Russia, 26 August 2013. EPA/Maxim Shipenkov

Putin: Unilateral Syria strike would up-end world order

Sep 12, 2013 - 11:36 AM

UPDATED Putin wrote in his commentary that an American military strike could lead to massive loss of life and would foment unrest throughout the already restive Middle East

PUTIN TALKS. Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures during a press conference at the G20 Summit in St. Petersburg, Russia, 06 September 2013. EPA/Anatoly Maltsev

Obama agrees to give Russia's Syria plan a chance

Sep 11, 2013 - 9:18 AM

UPDATED Obama gave an assurance that there would be no military force used until United Nations weapons inspectors have delivered their report into what happened

THE CASE FOR SYRIA. US President Barack Obama speaks to the American public in an address live from the White House in Washington DC, September 10, 2013. Image courtesy White House

US pursues Syria diplomacy but guards threat of force

Sep 11, 2013 - 7:24 AM

Wrangling between Moscow and Washington and its allies over the terms of any eventual deal reflected the nascent nature of the compromise plan and the long odds bid to force an international consensus

NO TO MILITARY STRIKE. Members of the Syrian community in Argentina and supporters protest outside of the US embassy in Buenos Aires demanding no military intervention in Syria on September 10, 2013. AFP / Daniel Garcia

How Kerry's Syria 'gaffe' may spur 'breakthrough'

Sep 10, 2013 - 11:08 AM

What appeared to be Kerry s off the cuff remark caught fire with Russia embracing it and the Syrian regime also seemingly coming on board

SCENE OF THE 'GAFFE.' US Secretary of State John Kerry delivers remarks during a news conference in London, United Kingdom on September 9, 2013. State Department photo/ Public Domain

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Sep 04, 2013 - 9:32 PM

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'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

Syria chemical attack 'crime against humanity' - UN SecGen

Aug 23, 2013 - 10:19 AM

UPDATED Ban Ki moon: This is a grave challenge to the entire international community and to our common humanity

In this file photo, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon speaks to the inaugural graduating class of Yale-National University of Singapore, 2 August 2013, United Nations, New York. UN/Rick Bajornas

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