THE HAGUE • Global powers will seek to take a historic step in the fight against chemical weapons by giving the world’s toxic arms watchdog new power to identify those behind such attacks.

The recent use of poison gases, widely shunned as taboo since silently culling the battlefields of World War I, in the Iraq and Syria conflicts – as well as rare nerve agent attacks in Kuala Lumpur and the sleepy English town of Salisbury – has triggered international alarm.

Read more about Britain’s proposal to the OPCW here.