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Syria regime accuses armed groups of 'toxic gas' attack

Syria regime accuses armed groups of 'toxic gas' attack

Syria's regime has accused armed groups of carrying out a "toxic gas" attack that left dozens of people struggling to breathe and prompted government ally Russia to launch retaliatory air strikes on Sunday.

Chemical inspectors launch probe in Syria after Western strikes

Chemical inspectors launch probe in Syria after Western strikes

The world's chemical weapons watchdog is set to convene Monday to discuss the suspected toxic gas assault in Syria that prompted an unprecedented wave of Western strikes, as its inspectors probe the attack near Damascus.

Chemical probe to begin in Syria after Western strikes

Chemical probe to begin in Syria after Western strikes

International inspectors were to begin work Sunday at the site near Damascus of an alleged chemical attack that prompted an unprecedented wave of Western strikes against Syria's regime.

Russia says Syria chemical attack was 'staged'

Russia says Syria chemical attack was 'staged'

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Friday said Moscow had "irrefutable" evidence that an alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria was staged with the help of a foreign secret service.

Syria repositions air assets ahead of possible US strikes -US officials

Syria repositions air assets ahead of possible US strikes -US officials

As President Donald Trump ramped up his threats of military action against Syria this week, the Syrian military has repositioned some air assets to avoid the fallout from potential missile strikes, US officials told Reuters on Wednesday.

US requests UN vote on Syria chemical inquiry

US requests UN vote on Syria chemical inquiry

The United States has asked the UN Security Council to vote Tuesday on its proposal to set up an inquiry to investigate chemical weapons attacks in Syria, but the measure could face a veto from Russia, diplomats said.

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.

Syria chemical attack is war crime - Human Rights Watch chief

Syria chemical attack is war crime - Human Rights Watch chief

A child cries as they have their face wiped following alleged chemical weapons attack, in what is said to be Douma, Syria.

Iran condemns Syria chemical charges as 'conspiracy'

Iran condemns Syria chemical charges as 'conspiracy'

Iran on Sunday condemned allegations of a chemical attack on Syria's Eastern Ghouta rebel holdout as a "conspiracy" against its ally President Bashar al-Assad and a pretext for military action.

Rebels to leave last Eastern Ghouta town after suspected gas attack

Rebels to leave last Eastern Ghouta town after suspected gas attack

Syrian rebels agreed on Sunday to leave Douma near the capital Damascus, state media reported, a day after a suspected chemical attack in the town killed more than 100 civilians, according to the opposition.

'Big price to pay,' after 'mindless' Syria attack: Trump

'Big price to pay,' after 'mindless' Syria attack: Trump

US President Donald Trump on Sunday said there will be a "big price to pay" after what he called a "mindless CHEMICAL attack" in Syria, allegedly involving chlorine gas.

Second police officer in hospital after UK spy poisoning

Second police officer in hospital after UK spy poisoning

A second police officer is being treated in hospital for suspected poisoning after a chemical attack on a former Russian double agent but the symptoms are minor, the Mail Online reported on Thursday.