Chemical weapons

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Syrian regime found responsible for Douma chemical attack
Watchdog report follows years-long investigation into strike that killed 43 civilians in Damascus suburb

Martin Chulov Middle East correspondent

27, Jan, 2023 @7:20 PM

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German police arrest Iranian man suspected of planning chemical attack
Police detain 32-year-old in town near Dortmund after tipoff from foreign agency believed to be the FBI

Kate Connolly in Berlin

08, Jan, 2023 @1:51 PM

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Dozens of countries sign deal to curb bombing in urban areas
Campaigners hope agreement will change military norms, though it was not endorsed by countries including Russia, Israel and China

Dan Sabbagh Defence and security editor

18, Nov, 2022 @4:50 PM

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Putin's wild claims of a dirty bomb show just how badly his army is faring | Hamish de Bretton-Gordon
With his conventional warfare campaign failing, the Russian leader is reaching for ever more desperate tactics, says chemical and nuclear weapons expert Hamish de Bretton-Gordon

Hamish de Bretton-Gordon

25, Oct, 2022 @4:05 PM

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Syria’s barrel bomb experts in Russia to help with potential Ukraine campaign
Over 50 specialists skilled in delivering crude explosive working with Vladimir Putin’s forces, intelligence sources believe

Martin Chulov Middle East correspondent

22, May, 2022 @10:59 AM

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For decades the MoD denied my mystery illness. At last I feel I know the truth | Kevin Muldoon
Veterans like me have been waiting to know the source of our Gulf war syndrome. New research may finally give us answers, says Gulf war veteran Kevin Muldoon

Kevin Muldoon

12, May, 2022 @9:09 AM

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As Russia continues to bomb Ukraine, are its weapons of choice getting worse?
Analysis: Russia’s indiscriminate use of weaponry has already led to high numbers of civilian deaths

Dan Sabbagh Defence and security editor

14, Apr, 2022 @5:28 AM

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Civilians flee eastern Ukraine ahead of new Russian offensive
Governor of Luhansk urges people to evacuate as Vladimir Putin insists Moscow will achieve its ‘noble’ aims

Jon Henley Europe correspondent

13, Apr, 2022 @5:35 AM

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Did Russia really use chemical weapons in Ukraine? Experts are sceptical
Analysis: Little evidence thus far that civilians in Mariupol had fallen ill because of chemical attack

Dan Sabbagh Defence and security editor

12, Apr, 2022 @2:29 PM

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Ukraine president warns of ‘new stage of terror’ as west probes chemical weapons claims
Volodymyr Zelenskiy taking chemical weapons threat ‘seriously’ as Mariupol mayor says thousands have died in devastated port city

Samantha Lock, Luke Harding in Kyiv, Julian Borger in Washington and agencies

12, Apr, 2022 @4:32 AM

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Could Russia use chemical weapons in Ukraine and how would west respond?
Military action by Nato by no means certain for fear of Putin’s ability to strike back

Dan Sabbagh Defence and security editor

26, Mar, 2022 @4:00 PM

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Chemical weapon use would be ‘catastrophic’ for Russia, says Johnson
PM warns Putin after Nato and G7 meetings as Zelenskiy pleads for western tanks and jets

Jessica Elgot Chief political correspondent

24, Mar, 2022 @6:34 PM

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