Syria Has OKed Three of 33 U.N. Aid Access Requests in 2015

Children receive oxygen in rebel-held village attacked with poisonous chlorine gas / AP

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The Syrian government has only allowed the United Nations to deliver aid to three of the 33 sites it has requested access to this year, aid chief Valerie Amos said on Thursday as she urged the U.N. Security Council to take “concrete steps.”

Chlorine Gas-Like Chemicals Likely Used in Syrian Conflict

A Free Syrian Army medical group conducts a training in Aleppo

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Chemical weapons inspectors who came under attack while investigating claims of chlorine gas attacks in Syria last month found information suggesting that similar chemicals had indeed been used, the global chemical weapons watchdog said on Tuesday.

No Signs Syria is Handing Over Remaining Chemical Weapons

Signs are seen on one of the containers carrying precursors to sarin gas on the deck of the Ark Futura

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Syria has made no progress in relinquishing a last batch of chemical weapons it says is inaccessible due to fighting, making it increasingly likely it will miss a final deadline to destroy its toxic stockpile, Britain said on Thursday.