In the weeks after his city fell to the Islamic State, Iraqi scientist Suleiman al-Afari sat in his deserted government office and waited for the day when the terrorists would show up.
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Sept. 6 that the Bashar Al-Assad regime in Syria is again planning chemical weapons attacks.
Militant opposition fighters in northern Syria are preparing a "staged" chemical gas attack, Russia claimed on Saturday.
A middle-aged British woman, who somehow came into contact with the Soviet-era nerve agent known as Novichok, died Sunday evening at a hospital in south England where she was being treated for exposure to the military-grade chemical weapon.
An effective U.S. response to Assad's chemical attack should take into account the overall brutality with which the Syrian president has conducted the war.
There's no real plan to stop Syria's war crimes or its use of chemical weapons, and now America's credibility is on the line.
White House says the Syrian regime has adapted its chemical weapons program and appears to be continuing to produce and employ banned chemical munitions.
Syria said Israeli airstrikes targeted a military position in the west of the country, killing two soldiers at a site where Syrian scientists are believed to have developed chemical weapons.
The United States said Tuesday that it has observed Syrian chemical warfare personnel visiting known production facilities.
The White House issued an ominous warning to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Monday night, pledging that his regime would pay a "heavy price" if it carried out another chemical attack this year.