Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

THE DEBATE

Trump's Best Enemy? North Korea in Washinton's Crosshairs (part 1)

Read more

THE DEBATE

Trump's Best Enemy? North Korea in Washinton's Crosshairs (part 2)

Read more

THE CAMPAIGN BEAT

Is there a risk of complacency in the Macron camp?

Read more

THE POLITICAL BRIEF

French presidential elections: A historic first-round result

Read more

FOCUS

Southern Border Plan: Mexico's own fight against illegal immigration

Read more

THE OBSERVERS

A drug in Mayotte turning people into zombies; and the violent expulsion of a waterside community in Lagos

Read more

ACCESS ASIA

Prostitution in Pattaya: Cleaning up Thailand's 'Sin City'

Read more

THE CAMPAIGN BEAT

Will the left and right rally to see off far-right Le Pen?

Read more

THE CAMPAIGN BEAT

Who are Le Pen and Macron's voters?

Read more

Middle East

Chemical weapons watchdog denies team was kidnapped in Syria

© AFP

Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2014-05-27

The UN’s chemical weapons watchdog on Tuesday denied claims made by Syria’s foreign ministry that an investigation team was kidnapped by rebels in the central province of Hama.

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), in charge of dismantling chemical weapons in the conflict-torn country, said a convoy of its inspectors had come under attack, but were no longer in danger.

Members of the team were not taken hostage, as was announced earlier by the Syrian government and relayed by news organisations, including FRANCE 24.

The OPCW said that the inspectors had been travelling to the site of an alleged chlorine gas attack site when they were assaulted.

All members are safe and travelling back to base, the organisation said in a statement

(FRANCE 24 with AP)
 

Date created : 2014-05-27

  • SYRIA

    'Friends of Syria' vow to boost aid to opposition rebels

    Read more

  • SYRIA - FRANCE

    France ‘regrets’ US backpedalling on Syrian air strikes

    Read more

  • SYRIA

    UN Syria envoy Brahimi resigns

    Read more

COMMENT(S)