Syria

UN Security Council to Hold Emergency Meeting About Syria Gas Attack Claims

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The United Nations Security Council will hold an emergency meeting this evening to discuss an alleged deadly gas attack in Syria that, if confirmed, would be the world's worst chemical weapons attack in decades, diplomats have said. Western and regional countries have publicly called for UN chemical weapons investigators, who arrived in Damascus three days ago to look into previous allegations of such attacks, to be dispatched to the scene of what may be one of the deadliest incidents of Syria's two-year-old civil war.

Britain and France are to request a United Nations investigation into the attack in which hundreds of people are reported to have died.