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U.N. Slowing Its Own Chemical Weapons Investigation In Syria

U.N. Slowing Its Own Chemical Weapons Investigation In Syria

The world's governments are demanding that Syria immediately let United Nations inspectors onto the scene of alleged chemical attacks that  killed as many as 1,800 . But even if Bashar al-Assad's regime gave the inspectors permission to visit the disputed battlefields right now, they still...

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MSF-backed hospitals treated Syria 'chemical victims'

MSF-backed hospitals treated Syria 'chemical victims'

Medecins Sans Frontieres says hospitals it supports in Syria treated about 3,600 patients with "neurotoxic symptoms", of whom 355 have died. It said  the patients had arrived in three hospitals in the Damascus governorate on 21 August - when opposition activists say chemical attacks...

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U.S. moves warships closer to Syria

U.S. moves warships closer to Syria

U.S. naval forces are moving closer to Syria as President Barack Obama considers military options for responding to the alleged use of chemical weapons by the Assad government. The president emphasized that a quick intervention in the Syrian civil war was problematic, given the international...

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Iran president points to chemical weapons use in Syria

Iran president points to chemical weapons use in Syria

Iranian President Hassan Rowhani on Saturday pointed to the use of chemical weapons in Syria, several days after opposition groups said chemical strikes near Damascus killed hundreds, AFP reported.   Rouhani strongly condemnes the use of chemical weapons, Iran-run news agency...

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UN official in Syria to press for chemical inquiry

UN official in Syria to press for chemical inquiry

 The United Nations disarmament chief arrived in the Syrian capital on Saturday to press President Bashar Assad's regime to allow U.N. experts to investigate an alleged chemical weapons attack this week that reportedly killed more than 130 people. Angela Kane, who was dispatched by the...

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Assad soldiers enter rebel tunnels, find chemical agents: state TV alleges

Assad soldiers enter rebel tunnels, find chemical agents: state TV alleges

Syrian state television said government soldiers found chemical agents in rebel tunnels in the Damascus suburb of Jobar on Saturday and some of the troops were suffocating. "Army heroes are entering the tunnels of the terrorists and saw chemical agents," state television quoted a "news...

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 Two Iranian Journalists killed in Syria

Two Iranian Journalists killed in Syria

 ''An Iranian journalist has been killed by foreign-backed Salafist terrorists near the Syrian capital, Damascus,'' according to an Iranian TV channel. Ismael Haidari, a documentary filmmaker, was killed on Wednesday, only a day after another journalist and a documentary...

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Illegal practices in Aleppo by Battalion alleging revolutionary work

Illegal practices in Aleppo by Battalion alleging revolutionary work

 Local source in Aleppo reported many abuses by militants who alleged belonging to the Free Syrian Army while most of their practices are insulting the people and breaching the revolution morals. People of Bustan al-Qasr and Huluk neighborhoods filed a complaint to the...

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Distressed father weeps his daughters

Distressed father weeps his daughters

  A mature video footage full of distressed showed a shocked father weeping his daughters whom passed away in the chemical attacks last Wednesday on eastern Ghouta. Bursting with tears, the heart-broken man was saying: ''Please wake up, wake up,'' many times, he didn't...

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Assad's chemical attacks kill 871 children at least: NGO says

Assad's chemical attacks kill 871 children at least: NGO says

     At least 1300 people were killed, 871 children, 10,000 wounded in A nerve gas Attacks by Assad forces on western and eastern Ghouta, Violation documentation Center in Syria reported.   A detailed and precise report by the VDC that covers what...

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NYtimes: Air War in Kosovo Seen as Precedent in Possible Response to Syria Chemical Attack

NYtimes: Air War in Kosovo Seen as Precedent in Possible Response to Syria Chemical Attack

As  President Obama  weighs options for responding to a suspected chemical weapons attack in  Syria , his national security aides are studying the  NATO  air war in  Kosovo  as a possible blueprint for acting without a mandate from the...

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U.S. defence chief hints at asset positioning ahead of Syria decision

U.S. defence chief hints at asset positioning ahead of Syria decision

U.S. Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel strongly suggested on Friday the United States was positioning naval forces and assets in anticipation of any decision by President  Barack Obama  to order military action on  Syria  after apparent chemical weapons use. "The...

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US officials believe Syria used chemical weapons, weigh military response

US officials believe Syria used chemical weapons, weigh military response

While there is still no conclusive evidence, senior U.S. officials told NBC News on Friday that they believe the Syrian military did attack civilians with chemical weapons this week, prompting the Obama administration to consider how and when the U.S. military might respond....

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 Missile warhead loaded with chemical weapons near Damascus

Missile warhead loaded with chemical weapons near Damascus

Syrian network for Human rights posted photo showed a missile's warhead loaded with chemical weapons that Syrian forces used to shell Jobar neighborhoods of Damascus and it shows the serial number of the missile. At least 1,500 people have been killed in a nerve gas attack By...

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Opposition Coalition to face hard times after chemical Attack

Opposition Coalition to face hard times after chemical Attack

 A national coalition source to Zaman Alwasl said that coming days are carrying heavy burden on the Coalition president and its members according to the hard challenges which have erupted by the chemical attacks and withdrawal many of rebels commanders and dissent members from the...

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Syrian activists in Istanbul protest in front of Russia consulate

Syrian activists in Istanbul protest in front of Russia consulate

    Another sit-in by Syrian activists within two days in Istanbul, this time it took place in front of Russia's consulate,  in solidarity with Ghouta's   victims who passed away by Assad's chemical attacks with death tool reached 1500 people, mostly women and children....

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Tissue samples smuggled to U.N. inspectors from victims of mass poisoning

Tissue samples smuggled to U.N. inspectors from victims of mass poisoning

  U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Friday he intends to conduct a "thorough, impartial and prompt investigation" into the latest alleged chemical weapons attack in  Syria , an issue his top disarmament official will raise in Damascus shortly. A United Nations statement...

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  Contradictory stances to keep National Council's representatives in the Coalition

Contradictory stances to keep National Council's representatives in the Coalition

Few hours before the chemical attack on eastern and western Ghouta towns, members of the National Council SNC were deliberating the Idea of withdrawal from the Opposition Coalition. Last Wednesday, Coalition top members announced freezing any participation in Geneva 2 because it's...

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