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France issues arrest warrant for Assad

France issues arrest warrant for Syrian President over his regime’s alleged use of chemical weapons against civilians.

France issues arrest warrant for Assad

'Syria has yet to disclose its chemical program'

Syria agreed to destroy its chemical weapons in 2013 under a deal brokered by Moscow and Washington.

'Syria has yet to disclose its chemical program'

US completes destruction of chemical weapons stockpile

The last of the USA's declared chemical weapons arsenal has been safely destroyed under the Chemical Weapons Convention of 1997.

US completes destruction of chemical weapons stockpile

100,000 Tons of Nazi chemical weapons at bottom of Baltic Sea

Nazi chemical weapons dating to the end of World War II placed at the bottom of the Baltic Sea by the Allies now pose toxic danger.

100,000 Tons of Nazi chemical weapons at bottom of Baltic Sea

OPCW monitoring situation in Mariupol

Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons expresses concern following reports of use of chemical weapons in Mariupol.

OPCW monitoring situation in Mariupol

'Russia could use chemical weapons in Ukraine'

Ukrainian President calls on West to impose strong sanctions on Russia to deter it from using chemical weapons.

'Russia could use chemical weapons in Ukraine'

US equipping Ukraine in case Russia uses chemical weapons

The US other countries have warned that Russia could deploy chemical or biological weapons in Ukraine.

US equipping Ukraine in case Russia uses chemical weapons

'Putin considering using chemical weapons against Ukraine'

US President: Russia's accusations that Kyiv has biological and chemical weapons illustrate that Putin is considering using such weapons.

'Putin considering using chemical weapons against Ukraine'

Zelenskyy: 'No chemical weapons were developed in our land'

Ukraine Pres. denies allegations of chemical weapons manufacture, warns Russia will suffer 'most severe sanctions' if it uses such weapons.

Zelenskyy: 'No chemical weapons were developed in our land'

UNSC to discuss alleged US biological activities in Ukraine

Russia requests Security Council meeting a day after claiming US conducts “military biological activities" in Ukraine.

UNSC to discuss alleged US biological activities in Ukraine

'Russia could use chemical weapons in Ukraine'

Warning comes after Moscow claims US houses biological weapons in Ukrainian territory.

'Russia could use chemical weapons in Ukraine'

Syria rejects report finding it used chemical weapons in 2018

Syria rejects global watchdog's report that found it used chemical weapons on a rebel-held town in 2018.

Syria rejects report finding it used chemical weapons in 2018

Report: Assad regime dropped chlorine bomb on civilians in 2018

Report concludes that units of the Syrian Arab Air Force used chemical weapons in rebel-held Saraqib on 4 February 2018.

Report: Assad regime dropped chlorine bomb on civilians in 2018

US acts against Iranian firm for chemical weapons research

Treasury Secretary Mnuchin says US will counter any efforts by Iran to develop WMDs.

US acts against Iranian firm for chemical weapons research

US: Signs that Syrian gov't is using chemical weapons

State Department says there are signs that Syrian government may be using chemical weapons, warns of response.

US: Signs that Syrian gov't is using chemical weapons

Report: Assad regime carried out over 300 chemical attacks

New report Syria has carried out hundreds of chemical attacks on civilians since deal to destroy chemical weapons.

Report: Assad regime carried out over 300 chemical attacks

Bolton warns Syria against using chemical weapons

US National Security Adviser arrives in Israel, warns Syria there's no change in US position against the use of chemical weapons.

Bolton warns Syria against using chemical weapons

Russia attacks Syrian rebels after suspected chemical attack

Russian warplanes attack rebel-held areas in northern Syria following suspected poison gas attack in Aleppo.

Russia attacks Syrian rebels after suspected chemical attack

Report: 41 injured in poison gas attack in Syria

Syrian media claims rebels used poison gas in attack on the al-Khalidiya neighborhood of Aleppo.

Report: 41 injured in poison gas attack in Syria

Germany: Plot to attack Israel with chemical weapons uncovered

Syrian arrested in Germany in alleged plot to attack Israeli targets with chemical weapons.

Germany: Plot to attack Israel with chemical weapons uncovered

US: 'Lots of evidence' Assad planning chemical attack

US representative for Syria says there is "lots of evidence" that chemical weapons are being prepared by Syrian government forces in Idlib.

US: 'Lots of evidence' Assad planning chemical attack

White House warns Assad against use of chemical weapons

White House warns Syrian President against using chemical weapons in Idlib, says the US and its allies will respond "appropriately".

White House warns Assad against use of chemical weapons

Chemical weapons watch-dog group recognizes 'Palestine'

The Hague-based global convention against chemical weapons recognizes Palestinian statehood, accepts PA as member state.

Chemical weapons watch-dog group recognizes 'Palestine'

Watch: Launching of Tomahawk missile at sea

US Defense Department publishes documentation of launching of missiles at Syrian chemical weapons sites from navy ship.

Watch: Launching of Tomahawk missile at sea

Haley: US not pulling out of Syria until goals achieved

US Ambassador to UN says US ties with Russia are 'very strained' following Syria missile strikes, says US not withdrawing from Syria yet.

Haley: US not pulling out of Syria until goals achieved

Trump: Syria strike was 'perfectly executed'

Trump says Syria strike was 'perfectly executed,' 'mission accomplished.' Pence: Strikes were 'morally right act to take.'

Trump: Syria strike was 'perfectly executed'

Macron: France has proof Assad regime used chemical weapons

French president says government has not decided yet whether to participate in military response to chemical weapons attack on civilians.

Macron: France has proof Assad regime used chemical weapons

Trump to decide on possible military strike in next 24-48 hours

President Trump decries 'heinous' Syrian chemical weapon attack, will determine response over next day or two.

Trump to decide on possible military strike in next 24-48 hours

'Assad the Animal will pay for chemical weapons attack'

President Trump vows Syrian regime will pay a 'big price'.

'Assad the Animal will pay for chemical weapons attack'

Amb Haley briefs Security Council on chemical weapons in Syria

'Just a few years ago, a single chemical weapons attack would have united us in shock and anger, enough for us to take immediate action.'

Amb Haley briefs Security Council on chemical weapons in Syria

Haley: Russia must account for its use of chemical weapons

Nikki Haley warns UN Security Council that chemical weapons may be used elsewhere if action is not taken against Russia's attack in UK.

Haley: Russia must account for its use of chemical weapons

Former Syrian general: Iran testing chemical weapons in Syria

Top Syrian defector says Iran developing missiles with chemical warheads 'to be used in Syria - but also for operations across the border.'

Former Syrian general: Iran testing chemical weapons in Syria

U.S.: Russia violated its duties on Syrian chemical weapons

U.S. says Russia violated its duty to guarantee the destruction of Syria’s chemical weapons.

U.S.: Russia violated its duties on Syrian chemical weapons

At least 20 dead in suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria

20 people killed in apparent chemical weapons attack in Idlib province in Syria.

At least 20 dead in suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria

Report: Syrian civilians injured in chlorine gas attack

Syrian activists say at least 11 people suffered chlorine gas poisoning during attack in Idlib province.

Report: Syrian civilians injured in chlorine gas attack

Haley: Russia is telling the world chemical weapons are fine

US Amb. Nikki Haley speaks about chemical weapons use in Syria at a UN Security Council meeting.

Haley: Russia is telling the world chemical weapons are fine

UN intercepts shipments from North Korea to Syria

Two North Korean shipments to Syrian government agency responsible for chemical weapons intercepted by UN in six months.

UN intercepts shipments from North Korea to Syria

Syria: OPCW report is 'false,' relies on 'terrorist' testimony

Syrian Foreign Ministry tells Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons that their report is 'the creation of a sick mind.'

Syria: OPCW report is 'false,' relies on 'terrorist' testimony

Activity at Syrian base where chemical attack originated

Activity associated with chemical weapons spotted by US intelligence as President warns Assad preparing new chemical weapons attack

Activity at Syrian base where chemical attack originated

Trump admin: Assad planning mass chemical weapons attack

White House says Syria preparing for massacre of civilians using chemical weapons, warns Assad he will 'pay a heavy price'.

Trump admin: Assad planning mass chemical weapons attack

US Defense Chief: 'No doubt' Syria still has chemical weapons

General Mattis visits Israel, says Assad definately still possesses chemical weapons after recent chemical attack on civilians.

US Defense Chief: 'No doubt' Syria still has chemical weapons

US gave Israel two hours warning before Syria strike

Israeli military officials say Assad still possesses 3 tons of chemical weapons.

US gave Israel two hours warning before Syria strike

WH spokesman: I let Trump down

Sean Spicer apologizes again for saying Hitler did not use chemical weapons, says he "let the President down."

WH spokesman: I let Trump down

Yad Vashem asks WH press secretary to visit website

Israeli Holocaust Museum asks Sean Spicer to visit website to learn about Holocaust following gaffe that Hitler never used chemical weapoons

Yad Vashem asks WH press secretary to visit website

Syrian refugee attacks leftists during CNN interview

CNN interviewee calls out leftist 'hypocrisy,' says if US really wants to help, they should make Syria a safe place for its citizens.

Syrian refugee attacks leftists during CNN interview

Rex Tillerson: Assad era is coming to an end

US Secretary of State says Russia has aligned itself with Iranians, Hezbollah, needs to choose whether to be part of a better future or not.

Rex Tillerson: Assad era is coming to an end

Spicer: Even Hitler didn't use chemical weapons

White House Press Secretary says 'even Hitler' didn't use chemical weapons the way Assad did.

Spicer: Even Hitler didn't use chemical weapons

Chemical attack in Syria

At least 100 killed in chemical weapons attack in northern Syrian city of Idlib.

Chemical attack in Syria

Russia and China veto resolution on Syria sanctions

Russia and China veto UN resolution that would have imposed sanctions on Syria over chemical weapons.

Russia and China veto resolution on Syria sanctions

Security Council to vote on Syria sanctions

Security Council likely to vote on resolution sanctioning Syrian officials over chemical weapons attacks as early as next week.

Security Council to vote on Syria sanctions

Syria denies using chemical weapons

Syria's government says Human Rights Watch's claims it used chemical weapons in Aleppo are "fabricated".

Syria denies using chemical weapons

Iraqi soldiers discover ISIS chemical weapons stash in Mosul

Iraqi forces discover mustard chemical agents, Russian-made rockets at abandoned ISIS warehouse.

Iraqi soldiers discover ISIS chemical weapons stash in Mosul

ISIS could use chemical weapons, warns British minister

British Security Minister warns that ISIS wants to carry out a massive attack in Britain and wouldn't hesitate to use chemical weapons.

ISIS could use chemical weapons, warns British minister

Liberman: Israel stopped Hezbollah from getting chemical weapons

Defense Minister says Israel has acted to prevent the smuggling of Syrian chemical weapons to Hezbollah.

Liberman: Israel stopped Hezbollah from getting chemical weapons

Syria: Claims we used chemical weapons are lies

Syria launches blistering attack on "Western" countries that have accused it of using chemical weapons.

Syria: Claims we used chemical weapons are lies

22 rebels hit by ISIS chemical attack

ISIS attacks Syrian rebels with chemical weapons.

22 rebels hit by ISIS chemical attack

OPCW probing over 20 reports of Syria chemical attacks

Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons believes ISIS may have manufactured mustard gas used in Syria and Iraq.

OPCW probing over 20 reports of Syria chemical attacks

UN extends Syria chemical attacks probe

Security Council extends mandate of a panel investigating chemical attacks in Syria until November 18.

UN extends Syria chemical attacks probe

Syrian rebels use toxic gas in Aleppo

Syrian state media claims rebels fired shells containing toxic gas into government-held parts of Aleppo.

Syrian rebels use toxic gas in Aleppo

Russia: Report on Syria chemical weapons unconvincing

Russia dismisses UN-led investigation showing that Syrian forces carried out three chemical attacks, opposes sanctions.

Russia: Report on Syria chemical weapons unconvincing