Chemical terrorism

A Hezbollah supporter waves her group flags during an election campaign speech by Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, in a southern suburb of Beirut, Lebanon, Friday, April 13, 2018. Nasrallah says Monday's attack on the T4 air base ushers in a new phase that puts Israel in a state of "direct confrontation" with the Islamic Republic of Iran. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
April 13, 2018 - 3:44 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Syria developments (all times local): 10:45 p.m. Russia's military says its personnel in a Syrian city allegedly hit by a chemical weapons attack have not found evidence to support the claim. Maj. Gen. Yuri Yevtushenko, head of the Russian center for reconciliation of...
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Nikki Haley, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, speaks during a Security Council meeting, Friday, April 13, 2018, at United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
April 13, 2018 - 3:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Russia and Britain exchanged sharp accusations Friday over the suspected poison gas attack in Syria, and the U.S. Navy was moving an additional Tomahawk missile-armed ship within striking range as President Donald Trump and his national security aides mulled the scope and timing...
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Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov speaks to the media a joint news conference with Dutch Foreign Minister Halbe Zijlstra following their talks, in Moscow, Russia, Friday, April 13, 2018. Lavrov said Friday Russian experts inspected the site of the alleged attack in the town of Douma and found no trace of chemical weapons. He said Moscow has "irrefutable information that it was a fabrication." (AP Photo/Sergei Poliakov)
April 13, 2018 - 11:23 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Syria developments (all times local): 6:20 p.m. The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations says President Trump "has not yet made a decision about possible actions in Syria." Nikki Haley told an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council called by Russia that should...
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Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov speaks to the media a joint news conference with Dutch Foreign Minister Halbe Zijlstra following their talks, in Moscow, Russia, Friday, April 13, 2018. Lavrov said Friday Russian experts inspected the site of the alleged attack in the town of Douma and found no trace of chemical weapons. He said Moscow has "irrefutable information that it was a fabrication." (AP Photo/Sergei Poliakov)
April 13, 2018 - 10:40 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Syria developments (all times local): 5:40 p.m. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says the Middle East is in such "peril" today that it has become a threat to international peace and security — and Syria "represents the most serious threat." The U.N. chief told an...
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A plane takes off from the British Royal Air Force base in Akrotiri, near the coastal city of Limassol in the eastern Mediterranean island of Cyprus, Thursday, April 12, 2018. British Prime Minister Theresa May summoned her Cabinet back from vacation to discuss possible military action against Syria over an alleged chemical weapons attack in Douma. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
April 13, 2018 - 4:05 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the Syrian conflict (all times local): 5:30 a.m. The U.N. Security Council has scheduled another emergency meeting Friday at Russia's request on the threat to international peace from possible air strikes on Syria by the U.S. and its allies. Russia had requested a...
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A man rides his bicycle past a banner showing Syrian President Bashar Assad in front the Ottoman-era Hijaz train station in the Syrian capital, Damascus, Syria, Thursday, April 12, 2018. The streets of Damascus were packed with people Thursday evening either going out to shop in one of the city's main markets to hanging out with families and friends at the capital's cafes, restaurants and sweets shops, people mostly appeared not concerned about a possible U.S. strike on the country going on with their lives as usual. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
April 12, 2018 - 5:22 pm
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — A team of inspectors from the international chemical weapons watchdog was on its way to Syria on Thursday to begin an investigation into a suspected chemical weapons attack near the capital that has brought the war-torn country to the brink of a wider conflict, amid Western...
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A plane takes off from the British Royal Air Force base in Akrotiri, near the coastal city of Limassol in the eastern Mediterranean island of Cyprus, Thursday, April 12, 2018. British Prime Minister Theresa May summoned her Cabinet back from vacation to discuss possible military action against Syria over an alleged chemical weapons attack in Douma. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
April 12, 2018 - 3:57 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the Syrian conflict (all times local): 10:55 p.m. Russia says its military police have begun operating in the Syrian city of Douma, following the pullout of anti-government fighters. Maj.-Gen. Yuri Yevtushenko said Thursday that the MPs are deployed "to prevent...
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A plane takes off from the British Royal Air Force base in Akrotiri, near the coastal city of Limassol in the eastern Mediterranean island of Cyprus, Thursday, April 12, 2018. British Prime Minister Theresa May summoned her Cabinet back from vacation to discuss possible military action against Syria over an alleged chemical weapons attack in Douma. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
April 12, 2018 - 1:02 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the Syrian conflict (all times local): 8 p.m. Sweden has proposed a way forward to the paralyzed U.N. Security Council that would include immediately sending a high-level disarmament mission to Syria to address outstanding issues on the use of chemical weapons "once and...
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A plane takes off from the British Royal Air Force base in Akrotiri, near the coastal city of Limassol in the eastern Mediterranean island of Cyprus, Thursday, April 12, 2018. British Prime Minister Theresa May summoned her Cabinet back from vacation to discuss possible military action against Syria over an alleged chemical weapons attack in Douma. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
April 12, 2018 - 12:15 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the Syrian conflict (all times local): 7:15 p.m. The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons says that a special fact-finding mission is on its way to Syria and will start investigating the suspected chemical attack there as of Saturday. The OPCW team will...
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A plane takes off from the British Royal Air Force base in Akrotiri, near the coastal city of Limassol in the eastern Mediterranean island of Cyprus, Thursday, April 12, 2018. British Prime Minister Theresa May summoned her Cabinet back from vacation to discuss possible military action against Syria over an alleged chemical weapons attack in Douma. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
April 12, 2018 - 9:58 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the Syrian conflict (all times local): 5 p.m. NATO is calling on Russia and Iran to make sure that international observers and medical staff are being allowed in and around the area of the suspected chemical attack in Syria. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg told...
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