Russia rejects UK's ultimatum to explain attack on former Russian spy, asks London for access to nerve agent
Russia rejected Britain's demand that Moscow provide an explanation over the poisoning of an ex-double agent and said London should provide Moscow with access to the nerve agent
The United States blasted a Syrian air base with a barrage of cruise missiles Thursday night in fiery retaliation for this week's gruesome chemical weapons attack against civilians.
Warplanes carried out a suspected toxic gas attack that killed at least 35 people including several children in a rebel-held town in northwestern Syria on Tuesday, a monitoring group said.
A UN General Assembly committee has adopted a resolution to launch negotiations next year on a new treaty outlawing nuclear weapons, even as India abstained saying it is not convinced the move can lead to a comprehensive instrument on nuclear disarmament
At the UN, India has called on the international community to be vigilant on non-state actors and terrorist groups seeking and using chemical weapons.
The world's chemical watchdog said on Thursday that 90 percent of the global chemical weapons stockpile has been destroyed, calling it a "major milestone".
Syria's opposition and its allies, including the United States, accused Damascus of carrying out thechemical weapons attack. President Bashar Assad's government denied responsibility, and blamed the rebels.
International inspection teams overseeing the destruction of Syria's chemical weapons will have to negotiate cease-fires to access some sites, officials closely involved with the mission said