Samples from an attack by Syrian forces in March on an opposition-held town has tested positive for the banned nerve agent sarin in an examination by the global chemical weapons watchdog, sources told Reuters. The March 30 air strike in the town of Latamneh, in…

The Security Council today extended the mandate of the United Nations-Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Joint Investigative Mechanism, the body mandated to determine responsibility for the use of chemical weapons in Syria, for an additional year. Unanimously adopting resolution 2319 (2016), the Council maintained…

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons’ (OPCW) Executive Council (EC) adopted by vote a decision today that expresses grave concern about and condemns in the strongest possible terms the use of chemical weapons in the Syrian Arab Republic, calls on all parties identified…

(New York) – Syrian government forces apparently used toxic chemicals in two recent attacks in Aleppo, Syria that killed five civilians and injured dozens. New information also indicates that the Islamic State (also known as ISIS) has recently used chemicals as a weapon. The United Nations Security Council should…