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Russia Vetoes U.N. Resolution Condemning Syria Chemical Attack

Russia Vetoes U.N. Resolution Condemning Syria Chemical Attack

The United Nations Security Council voting on a draft resolution on Syria on Wednesday. The resolution won 10 votes, but Russia vetoed it, the eighth time the country has used its veto power to back
The Interpreter: Why the Syrian Chemical Weapons Problem Is So Hard to Solve

The Interpreter: Why the Syrian Chemical Weapons Problem Is So Hard to Solve

A victim of the chemical weapons attack in the Syrian province of Idlib last week being taken to a hospital in Turkey.
Assad Says Videos of Dead Children in Syria Chemical Attack Were Faked

Assad Says Videos of Dead Children in Syria Chemical Attack Were Faked

President Bashar al-Assad of Syria in an interview from Damascus on Wednesday.
As Atrocities Mount in Syria, Justice Seems Out of Reach

As Atrocities Mount in Syria, Justice Seems Out of Reach

Destroyed buildings in Homs in 2014. More than 400,000 people have been killed in the Syrian war.
U.S. Imposes Sanctions on Syrian Government Workers After Sarin Attack

U.S. Imposes Sanctions on Syrian Government Workers After Sarin Attack

Steven Mnuchin, left, the secretary of the Treasury, announced sanctions on Monday in response to a chemical weapons attack in Syria. “The United States is sending a strong message with this action
U.S. Imposes Sanctions on Syrian Government Workers After Sarin Attack

U.S. Imposes Sanctions on Syrian Government Workers After Sarin Attack

Steven Mnuchin, left, the secretary of the Treasury, announced sanctions on Monday in response to a chemical weapons attack in Syria. “The United States is sending a strong message with this action

How Syria and Russia Spun a Chemical Strike

A New York Times investigation shows how Syria and its main partner, Russia, have distorted the facts surrounding the chemical weapons attack on Khan Sheikhoun.
April Nerve Gas Attack in Syria Appears to Be One in a Series

April Nerve Gas Attack in Syria Appears to Be One in a Series

A child being treated for respiratory distress in Aleppo, Syria, in December. A Human Rights Watch report provided new details about an intensifying series of recent government bombings and shellings
Syria Will ‘Pay a Heavy Price’ for Another Chemical Attack, White House Says

Syria Will ‘Pay a Heavy Price’ for Another Chemical Attack, White House Says

A man was helped to a hospital after a suspected toxic gas attack in northern Syria in April. The White House warned Monday that President Bashar al-Assad appeared to be preparing another such attack.
U.S. Has Seen Chemical Weapons Activity in Syria, Pentagon Says

U.S. Has Seen Chemical Weapons Activity in Syria, Pentagon Says

A child receiving treatment at a hospital in Khan Sheikhoun, Syria, after a nerve agent was used in an attack in April. The White House has accused the Syrian government of preparing a new chemical
White House Warning Halted Syria Chemical Attack, Officials Say

White House Warning Halted Syria Chemical Attack, Officials Say

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, center, in Brussels last month. He said on Wednesday that President Bashar al-Assad of Syria “took the warning seriously.”
Report Confirms That Chemical Arms Were Used on Syrian Villagers

Report Confirms That Chemical Arms Were Used on Syrian Villagers

Victims of the chemical attack on the rebel-held Syrian village of Khan Sheikhoun in April. The monitoring group that polices the chemical arms ban treaty concluded Thursday that sarin nerve agent or
Sarin Gas Was Used in April Attack in Syria, Weapons Monitor Says

Sarin Gas Was Used in April Attack in Syria, Weapons Monitor Says

An attack in Khan Sheikhoun, Syria, in April left more than 90 people dead. An international weapons group confirmed in a report that sarin gas had been used.
North Korea’s Potential Targets: Guam, South Korea and Japan

North Korea’s Potential Targets: Guam, South Korea and Japan

An Applebee’s in Tamuning, Guam. Though Guam, an American territory, is used to threats from North Korea, several residents said the current situation felt more dangerous.
U.N. Panel Faults Syria’s Military for Chemical Attack

U.N. Panel Faults Syria’s Military for Chemical Attack

Some of the victims of what United Nations investigators said on Wednesday was a chemical attack by the Syrian military in April in Khan Sheikhoun.
Airstrikes on Syrian Military Sites Renew Focus on Chemical Weapons

Airstrikes on Syrian Military Sites Renew Focus on Chemical Weapons

Israeli soldiers and tanks during a military exercise on Thursday in the Golan Heights. Syria accused Israel on Thursday of attacking a military base.
Russia Destroys Chemical Weapons, and Faults U.S. for Not Doing So

Russia Destroys Chemical Weapons, and Faults U.S. for Not Doing So

President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia at a cabinet meeting in Moscow on Wednesday.
Russia-U.S. Diplomatic Dispute Could Endanger Syria Investigation

Russia-U.S. Diplomatic Dispute Could Endanger Syria Investigation

Victims of a suspected chemical attack in the town of Khan Sheikhoun, Syria, in April.
Russia Blocks U.N. Move to Renew Syria Chemical Weapons Inquiry

Russia Blocks U.N. Move to Renew Syria Chemical Weapons Inquiry

Civil defense members inspecting the damage at a site hit by airstrikes in Khan Sheikhoun, Syria, in April.
U.N. Panel Points Finger at Syria in Sarin Attack on Village

U.N. Panel Points Finger at Syria in Sarin Attack on Village

Victims of a sarin attack in Khan Sheikhoun, Syria, in April.