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Inquiry Blames Syrian Military for Another Chlorine Gas Attack

The finding of an international investigation sets the stage for a showdown between Russia and Western members of the Council over how to respond.

Bitter Rift Deepens as Russia Rejects Findings on Syria’s Use of Chlorine Bombs

Adding to tensions between Russia and the West, Russia’s United Nations ambassador said a report that Syrian forces had used chemical weapons was unconvincing.
ISIS Is Massacring Mosul Civilians as Troops Advance, U.N. Says

ISIS Is Massacring Mosul Civilians as Troops Advance, U.N. Says

Members of the Iraqi police tried to pull a body from a mass grave discovered in Hamam al-Alil on Monday.
ISIS Used Chemical Arms at Least 52 Times in Syria and Iraq, Report Says

ISIS Used Chemical Arms at Least 52 Times in Syria and Iraq, Report Says

A cemetery on the outskirts of Gaziantep, Turkey. Grave No. 38487 holds the body of a 4-year-old girl who died of wounds she received when a shell containing sulfur mustard agent hit her home in
Syria Used Chlorine Bombs Systematically in Aleppo, Report Says

Syria Used Chlorine Bombs Systematically in Aleppo, Report Says

A child being treated for respiratory distress in Aleppo, Syria, in December. Syrian forces used chlorine gas in the city at least eight times from Nov. 17 to Dec. 13, Human Rights Watch reported.
What Is VX Nerve Agent? A Deadly Weapon, Rarely Seen

What Is VX Nerve Agent? A Deadly Weapon, Rarely Seen

The VX nerve agent stored at the Newport Chemical Depot in Indiana in 1997, the year the Chemical Weapons Convention took effect, leading many nations to cut their stockpiles.
In Kim Jong-nam’s Death, North Korea Lets Loose a Weapon of Mass Destruction

In Kim Jong-nam’s Death, North Korea Lets Loose a Weapon of Mass Destruction

The Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Malaysia on Friday. The terminal where Kim Jong-nam was assassinated with VX nerve agent on Feb. 13 will be decontaminated despite the passage of time, the
Russia and U.S. Clash Over Syria in Security Council Vote

Russia and U.S. Clash Over Syria in Security Council Vote

Women were treated at a makeshift hospital in Kfar Zeita, Syria, in May 2014 after what appeared to be a chemical weapons attack.
Russia and U.S. Clash Over Syria in Security Council Vote

Russia and U.S. Clash Over Syria in Security Council Vote

Women affected by a reported gas attack were treated at a makeshift hospital in Kfar Zeita in the province of Hama, Syria, in 2014.
U.N. Investigators Say Syria Bombed Convoy and Did So Deliberately

U.N. Investigators Say Syria Bombed Convoy and Did So Deliberately

United Nations investigators said on Wednesday that the Syrian Air Force deliberately bombed a humanitarian aid convoy near Aleppo in September.
Use of Nerve Agent in Kim Jong-nam Killing Is Condemned by Malaysia

Use of Nerve Agent in Kim Jong-nam Killing Is Condemned by Malaysia

A hazardous materials team at Kuala Lumpur International Airport this week, checking an area where Kim Jong-nam, the half brother of North Korea’s leader, was attacked.
North Korean Ambassador Leaves Malaysia

North Korean Ambassador Leaves Malaysia

North Korea’s expelled ambassador to Malaysia, Kang Chol, center, at Kuala Lumpur International Airport on Monday.
Worst Chemical Attack in Years in Syria; U.S. Blames Assad

Worst Chemical Attack in Years in Syria; U.S. Blames Assad

The body of a child after a reported gas attack on Tuesday in the Syrian town of Khan Sheikhoun in Idlib Province.
Fact Check: Trump, Faulting Obama on Syria, Contradicts Himself

Fact Check: Trump, Faulting Obama on Syria, Contradicts Himself

A victim received oxygen after the attack in Syria on Tuesday.
Survivors of Syria Gas Attack Recount ‘a Cruel Scene’

Survivors of Syria Gas Attack Recount ‘a Cruel Scene’

Medics wearing chemical protective suits carried a man from Idlib Province in Syria to a hospital in the border town of Reyhanli, Turkey.
Nikki Haley Says U.S. May ‘Take Our Own Action’ on Syrian Chemical Attack

Nikki Haley Says U.S. May ‘Take Our Own Action’ on Syrian Chemical Attack

A hospital room in Khan Sheikhoun, Syria, after a toxic gas attack on Tuesday.
Assad’s History of Chemical Attacks, and Other Atrocities

Assad’s History of Chemical Attacks, and Other Atrocities

Bodies lay in the parking area of a hospital in Khan Sheikhoun, a rebel-held town in Idlib Province in northwestern Syria, after a chemical bombing.
The Holes in Russia’s Account of the Syria Chemical Attack

The Holes in Russia’s Account of the Syria Chemical Attack

Syrians prayed Wednesday before burying victims of a toxic attack in Khan Sheikhun, a rebel-held town in northwest Syria.
Dozens of U.S. Missiles Hit Air Base in Syria

Dozens of U.S. Missiles Hit Air Base in Syria

Hassan Youssef, 40, a victim of Tuesday’s chemical weapons attack in northern Syria, was in a hospital Thursday in the city of Idlib. The United States launched a missile attack Thursday night in
Banned Nerve Agent Sarin Used in Syria Chemical Attack, Turkey Says

Banned Nerve Agent Sarin Used in Syria Chemical Attack, Turkey Says

A victim of an attack in the Syrian province of Idlib at a hospital in Reyhanli, Turkey, on Tuesday. Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag of Turkey was quoted as saying that autopsies conducted on three