chemical weapons

Acid attacks: ‘I didn’t have the money to buy justice, but I had brains to go on'

In the wake of acid attacks, victims — often women — can feel hopeless. Now, women around the world are fighting back.

Syria: The carnage continues

The Syrian government is crushing rebel fighters and human rights organisations have evidence it is still using chemical weapons on its people.

Syrian talks end with no sign of peace

The first round of peace talks has ended with no progess made on ending the civil war or commitment from the govt to return to the negotiating table.

Chemical weapons watchdog urges Syria to speed up handover

Anthony Deutsch

The OPCW has called on President Bashar al-Assad to pick up momentum in handing over Syria's remaining chemicals for destruction.

Syria ships out first batch of chemical materials

Oliver Holmes, Erika Solomon

Syria has started moving chemical weapons materials out of the country as part of the disarmament programme, which has faced technical problems.