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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.

Syrian army bombards south Damascus enclave

Syrian army bombards south Damascus enclave

The Syrian army bombarded jihadists in the last area outside government control near Damascus on Friday, as President Bashar al-Assad accelerated his push to retake remaining enclaves.

UN in security talks with Syria after chemical probe put on hold

UN in security talks with Syria after chemical probe put on hold

UN security experts have said they were negotiating with Syrian and Russian authorities for international chemical inspectors to deploy to the site of an alleged toxic gas attack near Damascus ...

UN security team shot at in Douma, says OPCW head

UN security team shot at in Douma, says OPCW head

The head of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons said on Wednesday that a UN security team doing reconnaissance in Douma, Syria came under gunfire a day earlier, sources told Reuters.

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.

Syrian army hails full recapture of Ghouta rebel enclave

Syrian army hails full recapture of Ghouta rebel enclave

The Syrian army has declared that all anti-regime forces have left Eastern Ghouta, after a blistering two month offensive on the rebel enclave on the outskirts of the capital.

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.

Trump says Syria attack 'could be very soon or not so soon'

Trump says Syria attack 'could be very soon or not so soon'

Fears of confrontation between Russia and the West have been running high since Trump said on Wednesday that missiles "will be coming" after the suspected chemical weapons assault in the Syrian town of Douma on April 7.

As US response looms, Russia and Syria urge inspection of attack site

As US response looms, Russia and Syria urge inspection of attack site

President Bashar al-Assad's government has invited international inspectors to send a team to Syria to investigate an alleged chemical attack in the town of Douma in a move apparently aimed at averting possible Western military action over the incident.

Victims in Syria's Douma may have suffered cocktail of poisons

Victims in Syria's Douma may have suffered cocktail of poisons

The international chemical weapons watchdog opened an investigation on Monday to determine whether dozens of people were gassed to death in an attack near the Syrian capital, possibly by a poisonous cocktail of sarin and chlorine.