An activist wears a gas mask n the Zamalka area of Damascus, in the wake of a suspected chemical weapons attack. Photograph: Bassam Khabieh/Reuters

UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon has asked the Syrian government to allow UN inspectors to investigate “without delay” the latest alleged chemical att(...)

Free Syrian Army fighters ride on a pick up truck decorated with an Islamist flag along a damaged street in Deir al-Zor. Photograph: Khalil Ashawi/Reuters

A team of United Nations chemical weapons experts arrived in Damascus today to investigate the possible use of chemical weapons in Syria’s civil war.(...)

A Free Syrian Army fighter moves through a hole in a wall in the Bab al-Nasr neighborhood of Aleppo yesterday. Aleppo is one of three locations to be visited by a UN
chemical weapons inspection team. Photograph: Melhem Barakat/Reuters.

UN experts will travel to Syria imminently to investigate claims of chemical weapons use during that country’s civil war after the United Nations and (...)

United Nations secretary-general Ban Ki-moon said today that the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria would constitute a ‘crime against humanity’ . Photograph: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

The United Nations will investigate the possible use of chemical weapons in Syria, which would be “a crime against humanity”, secretary-ge(...)

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