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Threat of U.S.-Russia clash hangs over Syria

6 months, 5 days ago
BEIRUT: The prospect of Western military action in Syria that could lead to confrontation with Russia hung over the Middle East on Friday but there was no clear sign that a U.S.-led attack was imminent. International chemical weapons…

US defense secretary says Syria retains chemical weapons

1 year, 5 months ago
TEL AVIV: U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Friday that Syria had dispersed its warplanes in recent days and that it retained chemical weapons, an issue he said would have to be taken up diplomatically. The United States launched…

Putin slams Netanyahu over ‘unfounded accusations’ on Syria

1 year, 6 months ago
MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday slammed “unfounded accusations” over the “incident with chemical weapons” in Syria in a phone call with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the Kremlin said. “There was an…

Syria ‘did not and will not’ use chemical weapons: minister

1 year, 6 months ago
DAMASCUS: Syria's armed forces "did not and will not" use chemical weapons, even against militant groups, Foreign Minister Walid Muallem said on Thursday.  "I stress to you once again: the Syrian army has not, did not and will not use…

Fears of chemical arms use against IS-held area in Syria

1 year, 10 months ago
THE HAGUE: A global watchdog raised fears Tuesday that chemical weapons may have been used in air strikes by Syrian regime loyalists near Palmyra, in an area controlled by the Islamic State group. "The allegations regarding the use of…

US expects IS to wield chemical weapons in Mosul fight

1 year, 11 months ago
WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES: The United States expects Islamic State to use crude chemical weapons as it tries to repel an Iraqi-led offensive on the city of Mosul, US officials said, although adding that the group's technical ability to…