Apr 26, 2017

France says has proof Syria regime launched 'chemical attack'

French intelligence services have scientific proof that the Syrian regime was responsible for a suspected chemical attack that killed 87 people, France’s foreign minister said Wednesday. Jean-Marc Ayrault said analysis of samples taken at the scene of the April 4 attack in rebel-held Khan ...

Iraqi forces in Mosul treated for chemical exposure: U.S.

Apr 20, 2017

Iraqi forces in Mosul treated for chemical exposure: U.S.

Several Iraqi troops required medical treatment following a chemical weapons attack by the Islamic State group over the weekend, a US official said Wednesday. Saturdays’ attack saw IS launch some sort of low-level chemical agent at the Iraqis in western Mosul as they worked ...

Russia's stance on Syria dims hopes for U.S. thaw

Apr 13, 2017

Russia's stance on Syria dims hopes for U.S. thaw

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s intervention in Syria in 2015 had saved President Bashar Assad’s government from imminent collapse and raised Russia’s global clout. But after last week’s chemical weapons attack their relationship is increasingly becoming a burden for Putin, jeopardizing chances for improved relations ...