The top U.S., British, French and German diplomats urged the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday to renew the mandate of experts charged with determining who was responsible for chemical weapons attacks in Syria. They also said it’s “essential” to seek justice for the victims…

  WORLD NEWS | Tue Nov 22, 2016, | 4:25pm GMT / Containers of a chemical suspected to be chlorine were dropped by helicopters on rebel-held east Aleppo on Tuesday, causing breathing difficulties in some people, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and the local health authority said.   The…

On 10 June 2016, the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon transmitted the second report of the Joint Investigative Mechanism (JIM) on chemical weapons use in Syria to the UN Security Council. The JIM was established by the United Nations in August 2015, under the auspices…

          18 November 2016 – The Security Council has extended, for an additional year, the mandate of the United Nations-Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Joint Investigative Mechanism, the body tasked with identifying those behind chemical weapons attacks in…

The Security Council today extended the mandate of the United Nations-Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Joint Investigative Mechanism, the body mandated to determine responsibility for the use of chemical weapons in Syria, for an additional year. Unanimously adopting resolution 2319 (2016), the Council maintained…

Amnesty says Syria airstrikes war crimes Investigators said there was “sufficient evidence” to conclude that government forces were responsible an attacks on the rebel-held village of Qmenas on 16 March 2015 The Joint Investigation Mechanism (JIM) report said a device dropped from a high altitude “hit…

International team accuses Assad government of using chlorine gas in two incidents, and Isis fighters of using mustard gas An international team has concluded that the Assad regime and Islamic State militants carried out chemical attacks in Syria during 2014 and 2015. The team from the…