Israel hits Syria chemical weapons site

2017-09-07 20:18

Syria's army has accused Israeli warplanes of hitting one of its positions, killing two people in an attack that a monitor said targeted a site where the regime allegedly produces chemical weapons.

New tests indicate sarin used in Syria attack

2017-04-19 20:43

Britain's delegation to the chemical weapons watchdog says its director has told a meeting that tests indicate that sarin or a similar toxin was used in an April 4 attack in Syria that killed nearly 90 people.

Libya's last chemical arms reach German destruction plant

2016-09-09 14:34

Libya's last chemical weapons stocks have arrived safely in Germany after being shipped out of the country, and will now be prepared for destruction, a global watchdog said Thursday.

OPCW: Chlorine probably used in Syria

2014-09-10 17:02

A chemical weapons watchdog says chlorine was very likely used in attacks in Syria.

Syria becoming 'another Somalia' - UN envoy

2014-06-09 08:02

Former UN envoy for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi has warned that the war-torn country is heading toward becoming "another Somalia" ruled by warlords, in an interview published in a German weekly.

Chemical weapons team in Syria 'safe'

2014-05-27 14:04

The world's chemical weapons watchdog says that a convoy of its inspectors overseeing the dismantling of Syria's weapons programme had come under attack, but all were safe.

Syria video shows chlorine gas in streets

2014-05-24 07:15

Opposition activists have posted a video of what they say is chlorine gas floating through the streets of a Syrian village and they accuse President Bashar Assad of mounting a chemical weapons campaign.

Russia demands UN probe over Odessa inferno

2014-05-22 11:14

Russia has called on the UN to investigate the fire in the Ukrainian port city of Odessa earlier this month that left dozens of pro-Moscow militants dead, diplomats say.

Syria surrenders almost half of chemical arsenal

2014-03-19 22:03

Syria has removed almost half of its chemical arsenal, the world's chemical watchdog says.

Syria may miss chemical destruction deadline

2014-02-20 21:27

Syria will miss a UN-backed June 30 deadline to destroy its chemical arsenal, possibly by several months, sources say, amid growing Western frustration.


Chemical weapons allegedly used 45 times in Syria: OPCW chief

2017-04-29 07:05

Experts from the world's watchdog tasked with destroying chemical weapons are probing reports that toxic arms have been used 45 times in Syria since late last year.

Russia slams watchdog probe of alleged Syria chemical attack

2017-04-14 17:45

Russia has criticised the world's chemical weapons watchdog for not sending experts to the site of an alleged chemical attack in Syria, backing up President Bashar Assad's regime.

Iraqi army retakes chemical weapons site from ISIS

2014-12-02 13:14

The Iraqi army has retaken from Islamist insurgents a sprawling complex where aging remnants of Saddam Hussein's chemical weapons programme are stored in bunkers.

US: Extremists could get Syria’s chemical weapons

2014-09-05 10:02

The United States has expressed concern that undeclared Syrian chemical weapons could fall into the hands of Islamic extremists.

Syria must hand over last chemical arms - UN

2014-06-05 07:49

The head of the mission overseeing the destruction of Syria's chemical arsenal has urged Damascus to urgently hand over its remaining agents, and pressed countries with influence to intervene.

Chemical arms watchdog team kidnapped in Syria

2014-05-27 13:06

Six international chemical weapons watchdog investigators have been kidnapped with their Syrian drivers on a fact-finding mission in the central province of Hama, the foreign ministry says.

Last Syrian chemicals packed and ready

2014-05-22 20:40

The last of Syria's chemicals agents are packed and ready to be taken to Latakia port and out of the country when the security situation permits.

New Syria chemical claims emerge

2014-04-22 13:56

Claims have emerged that President Bashar Assad's government may have launched attacks with an industrial chemical earlier this month, despite an agreement to eliminate Syria's chemical arsenal.

US policy on Syria aids terrorism: Moscow

2014-02-21 08:04

Moscow has accused Washington of prolonging the Syrian conflict by supporting the opposition ahead of a UN Security Council vote that threatens to further deepen big power divisions.

Syria must accelerate arms shipments: Watchdog

2014-01-31 14:37

The world's chemical watchdog has called for Syria to "pick up the pace" in shipping out its chemical weapons stockpile after a key deadline was missed.

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