All the evidence points towards the Syrian regime, but no one has been held accountable.
The push towards Khan Shaykhun threatens to encircle the last remaining pocket of opposition and rebel territory in neighbouring Hama province, including the towns of Morek, Kafr Zeita and Latamneh.
Syria’s future remains uncertain as warring sides trade allegations ahead of a meeting to form a crucial constitutional committee meant to bring a democratic transition.
The World Health Organization said 500 patients brought from Douma show "signs and symptoms consistent with exposure to toxic chemicals" and demanded access to the site to provide care to people affected.
US President Trump is facing a decision on whether to strike Syria and risk a clash with Damascus ally Russia, after UN members failed to agree on action to probe chemical attacks in the war-wracked country.
The US and France have talked a big game when it comes to responding to gas attacks in Syria, but in the absence of a broad and coherent Syria policy, can they make a difference?
Regime forces strike eastern Ghouta's Douma district in a midnight attack allegedly using a chemical agent, rescuers and medics say, sparking condemnation and retaliation vows.
Despite all ‘red line’ warnings, chemical weapons have been used in the Syrian civil war since 2012. Global condemnation of these attacks aside, nothing seems to have changed in the field.
The US government put 271 chemists and other officials of the Syrian regime on its financial blacklist, punishing them for their presumed role in the deadly chemical weapons attack on a rebel-held town in early April.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov says Russian President Vladimir Putin and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson agreed on the need to keep open lines of communication between Moscow and Washington DC.
The OPCW in The Hague has sent chemical weapons investigators to Turkey as part of a fact-finding mission to gather biometric samples and interview survivors of the April 4 chemical attack in Syria.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the US govenment had "no doubt" Syrian regime leader Bashar al Assad was behind the suspected chemical attack killed scores of civilians on Tuesday.
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