Middle East

  • Animal carcasses lie on the ground, killed by what residents said was a chemical weapon attack days earlier,Khan al-Assal Syria, March 23, 2013.
  • A general view shows Khan al-Assal near where residents say a March 19 chemical weapon attack occurred.
  • Residents and medics transport a Syrian Army soldier, wounded in what they said was a chemical weapon attack near Aleppo, to a hospital, March 19, 2013.
  • People breathe through oxygen masks as they are treated at a hospital in Aleppo, March 19, 2013.
  • A general view shows the site near Aleppo where residents say a March 19 chemical weapon attack occurred.

UN to Investigate Chemical Weapons in Syria

Published March 29, 2013

The United Nations is preparing to send a team to Syria to investigate whether chemical weapons were used in a deadly March rocket attack near Aleppo.


You May Like

Lion Cecil's Killing Sparks 'Canned Hunting' Debate in S. Africa

Conservationists believe incident, which triggered worldwide outrage, will reshape debate about practice in which hunters are allowed to target animals bred for hunting More

Taliban's New Leader Says Jihad Will Continue

Top US Afghan diplomat also meets with Pakistani, Afghan officials following news of Mullah Omar's death More

Environmentalists Issue Warning on Mekong Biodiversity

Scientists say decades of economic development, hydropower-dam construction, lax law enforcement and trafficking have taken their toll More