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A Cold War poison resurfaces in a quiet English town

MOSCOW — During the Cold War, Soviet scientists at a secret, high-security lab worked frantically to counter the latest U.S. chemical weapons. More than...
Syrian military pummels IS-held districts in Damascus

BEIRUT — Syrian government forces used warplanes, helicopters and artillery on Sunday to pound districts of the capital held by the Islamic State group,...
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BEIRUT — The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local): ...
Chemical weapons inspectors collect samples from Syria site

BEIRUT — Chemical weapons inspectors collected samples from Syria's Douma on Saturday, two weeks after a suspected gas attack there followed by retaliatory strikes...
Islamic State group to give up last pocket in Syrian capital

BEIRUT — Islamic State militants agreed to give up their last pocket in Damascus on Friday, state media reported, as the government seeks to...
UK lawmakers form group to combat ‘malign’ Russian influence

LONDON — British lawmakers set up a special group Friday to focus on Russian election interference and disinformation campaigns, saying more must be done...
UK envoy: Russia and Syria must let inspectors visit Douma

UNITED NATIONS — Britain's U.N. ambassador said Thursday the Russians and Syrians must uphold the promises they made to let chemical weapons inspectors visit...
Pentagon: Sarin likely at Syria sites, but questions remain

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon said Thursday a "preponderance of the evidence" indicates there were chemical weapons, including "elements" of sarin nerve gas, at the...
After Syria missile strikes, US stuck in holding pattern

WASHINGTON — The drama of U.S. and allied missile strikes on Syria has obscured a sobering fact: The U.S.-led campaign to eliminate the Islamic...
The Latest: France demands access for chemical inspectors

BEIRUT — The Latest on the Syria conflict (all times local): ...

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