» 12/04/2012, 00.00
TURKEY - SYRIA
Turkish missiles and US threats against Syrian chemical weapons
Ankara calls on NATO to deploy Patriot missiles. Obama warns Damascus against "the tragic mistake" of using these weapons. Syria insists it would never use them against its own people. UN and EU reduce staff in Damascus. Israel would like to take out Syria's chemical weapon depots.
As fighting rages in Damascus, concerns grow over Syria's chemical weapons stockpile
Fears are that al-Qaeda might get its hands on the weapons if the regime collapses. Rebels announce attack on state TV headquarters. Reports say Assad and his wife have already left the capital. Today's UN Security Council is not expected to take tangible steps.
26/08/2013 SYRIA - UNITED NATIONS
Syria: as UN begins chemical weapons investigation, international community is still divided
The team of experts arrived today in Ghouta, north of Damascus, to see if neurotoxins were used against civilians. As the United States, France, Britain and Turkey prepare for military action without UN approval, Moscow reminds anti-Assad powers about errors made in Iraq.
13/04/2017 13:50:00 UN-RUSSIA-USA
Moscow vetoes a UN resolution on the chemical attack in Syria. Lavrov: Remember Iraq
China abstains with Kazakhstan and Ethiopia. Bolivia votes with Russia. Trump calls Assad "a butcher" and "animal". Lavrov recalls US failures in Serbia, Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya. Journalist Rober Perry, chemical attack launched from Saudi-Israeli base in Jordan. Pat Buchanan: The 400 thousand deaths in Syria are everyone’s responsibility.
14/12/2016 18:17:00 SYRIA
Truce collapses in Aleppo, fighting resumes, large arms deals are revealed
Government forces control almost the entire city, except for a rebel pocket that still resists. With the collapse of evacuation plans brokered by Turkey and Russia, bombing starts up again. Rebels hoarded food and aid destined for civilians. East European weapons provided to rebels via Gulf States.
07/04/2017 10:39:00 SYRIA-USA
Saudi Arabia, Israel and Turkey applaud Trump. Harsh criticism of Russia and Iran
Saudi Arabia and Israel praise attack which they also read as a message to North Korea and Iran. Turkey calls it a "positive", but not enough. Russia and Iran criticize the unilateral decision, Putin terms it an "aggression against a sovereign state."
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