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Watchdog investigates chemical attack in Syria

THE HAGUE: The global watchdog working to eradicate chemical weapons is investigating reports of a suspected poison gas attack on the Syrian rebel-held town of Douma, its head said Monday. The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical…

Syria chemical attack: what we know

An alleged chemical attack in Syria's rebel-held Douma has sparked international outrage, with Washington warning Sunday of possible military action, while Damascus and Moscow said the reports were mere "fabrications". What happened?…

US says Assad may be preparing chemical attack

WASHINGTON: Syrian President Bashar al-Assad may be preparing another chemical weapons attack, one that would result in the "mass murder" of civilians, the White House said Monday, warning the regime would pay a "heavy price" if it went…

Tillerson to confront Russia over support for Assad

MOSCOW: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson flew into Moscow on Tuesday to confront Russia about its support for Syria's Bashar al-Assad after a suspected chemical weapons massacre. Tillerson is the first senior US official to visit Moscow…

Six years of conflict in Syria

BEIRUT: US warships fired a volley of missiles at a Syrian airbase on Friday in response to a suspected chemical attack on April 4 that killed dozens of civilians. It was the latest twist in a complex six-year civil war that has left…

White smoke signaled gas attack on Syrian town

BEIRUT: The Syrian army jet that hit the town of Khan Sheikhoun at dawn dropped three conventional bombs and a fourth one that made little sound at impact but produced a cloud of white smoke, according to an activist observing from a nearby…