chemical weapons

Syrian forces attacked Aleppo with chlorine gas, UN probe says

Syrian security forces attacked civilians with chlorine gas in Aleppo last year, UN investigators concluded in a report on Wednesday, a day after China and Russia vetoed new sanctions against Syria for its use of chemical weapons.

Residents claim new chlorine gas attack as more flee eastern Aleppo

Residents and activists in the remaining rebel-held areas of eastern Aleppo Saturday reported a suspected chlorine gas attack overnight in the area.

Chlorine gas dropped on Aleppo by Syrian regime, watchdog says

Syrian regime helicopters have dropped at least four barrel bombs containing poisonous chlorine gas on rebel-held eastern Aleppo, a monitoring group says.

Syria accused of third chemical weapons attack

UN monitors have concluded that the Syrian regime used chlorine gas in a third chemical weapons attack last year, drawing international condemnation on Saturday.

UN has no evidence of chemical weapons use in Sudan's Darfur

The United Nations has no evidence that the Sudanese government has used chemical weapons against civilians in the country's Darfur region, a top UN official said Tuesday, noting, however, that the UN does not have access to the areas in question.

Amnesty: Sudan has used chemical weapons against civilians in Darfur

The Sudanese government has likely conducted at least 30 chemical weapons attacks against civilians in the country's Darfur region this year, a report by the human rights watchdog Amnesty International said Thursday.

HRW accuses Syrian regime, Islamic State of using chemical weapons

Syrian government forces and Islamic State jihadists carried out new chemical attacks in and around Aleppo in August and September, the New York-based Human Rights Watch said in a statement on Wednesday. 

Syria reaffirms cooperation with UN chemical weapons investigation

The Syrian government was ready to "continue its cooperation" with international investigators on the use of chemical weapons, Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem said Saturday, noting that his country had eliminated all such weapons.

Pentagon: Islamic State fired mustard gas at coalition forces

The Islamic State extremist group fired a munition at an Iraqi air force base that tested positive for mustard gas, the US Defence Department said Wednesday.

Syrian regime drops chlorine gas in Aleppo, activists say

Syrian regime helicopters dropped on Tuesday barrel bombs containing chlorine gas on al-Sukari neighbourhood in the rebel-held east side of Aleppo, activists said. 

Libya's remaining 500 tons of chemical weapons heading for destruction

A ship transporting Libya's remaining chemical weapons has left the North African country as part of an international operation to destroy the arsenal, the Danish government said Wednesday.

Countries push for accountability for Syrian chemical weapons use

Perpetrators of chemical weapons attacks in Syria must face accountability, members of the UN Security Council said Tuesday, after a UN report confirmed that the Syrian government and Islamic State extremists have used such weapons in recent years.

Russia: UN findings on Syrian chemical weapons are "complicated"

Russia on Thursday cautioned against "rushing to conclusions" on a UN report's findings that Syria had used chemical weapons twice despite a ban, while Britain said it would pursue a UN Security Council resolution seeking accountability.

UN: Syrian government has carried out two chemical weapons attacks

The Syrian government has carried out at least two attacks involving chlorine since 2014, while the Islamic state extremist group has used mustard gas, according to a confidential UN report seen by dpa Wednesday.

Denmark offers vessels to take chemical weapons out of Libya

"The chemicals must not fall into the hands of extremist groups in the country," Foreign Minister Kristian Jensen said in a statement, referring to the likes of Islamic State.

UN draft aims to prevent chemical weapons use by terrorists in Syria

Russia and China have introduced a draft resolution at the UN Security Council aiming to prevent terrorists in Syria and the region from using chemical weapons, Vitaly Churkin, Russian ambassador to the UN, said Wednesday.