Russia and Syria say there is new evidence implicating rebels in a deadly poison gas attack outside Damascus last month. Divisions between Moscow and the West have reemerged after a deal to eliminate Syria's chemical arsenal.
Turkey says it has "never used chemical weapons" after claims it used a toxic gas during an offensive in Afrin, Syria. Local doctors had been quoted as saying they treated people for exposure to chemical gases.
Syrian pro-regime troops have launched a large-scale attack on the rebel-held eastern Ghouta near Damascus. After years under siege, some 400,000 civilians are trapped between between starvation and bombings.
Near Syria's capital, Damascus, fighting has escalated between the Syrian government and rebels in the suburb of Eastern Ghouta. DW takes a look at these various groups and who supports them.
Washington's top diplomat has accused Moscow of breaching "its commitments" to destroy Syria's chemical weapons stockpiles, following reports of a new attack near Damascus. Syria has dismissed the reports as "lies."
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