US Secretary of State John Kerry said samples obtained by the US reveal Sarin was used in the August 21 attack in Damascus. US President Barack Obama is seeking congressional approval for military intervention.
French President Emmanuel Macron has warned the Syrian regime that the use of chemical weapons will result in French retaliation. The Syrian government has reponded saying it does not possess such weapons.
The rebel-held town of Nashabiyah in Syria has received its first humanitarian aid convoy since November 2017. But the UN Syria envoy underlined that an uptick in fighting has made the situation "violent and worrying."
Will robots soon replace human decision-making in warfare? Even though no single definition for fully automated weapons systems exists, one thing is certain — they raise a host of legal, moral and arms-control questions.
Syrian forces used chemical weapons at least 27 times over the course of the civil war, UN investigators have found. The UN report also decries the US for failing to protect civilians in its attacks on Islamist forces.
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