Russia, Armenia and the former West Germany were all major suppliers of technology and raw materials for Syria's programme of chemical weapon production, exiled Syrians who worked on the project have told Mediapart. They also say that, in violation of intentional law, the Damascus regime still has a secret arsenal of up to 35 tonnes of chemical weapons. René Backmann reports.
François Hollande was speaking at ceremony in Armenia's capital Yerevan to mark 100 years since mass killings of roughly 1.5 million people.
French Senate's approval of a law criminalizing denial of genocide, notably that of Armenians by the Ottomans, prompts furious reaction in Turkey.