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Syria has removed 100 percent of declared chemicals: Team chief

Last Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014, 20:20

The head of the international team of weapons experts charged with overseeing the elimination of Syria`s chemical stockpile told Reuters on Monday that Syria had removed all its declared arsenal from its territory.

Syria hands over remaining chemical weapons for destruction: Sources

Last Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014, 18:28

Syria has handed over the remaining 100 tonnes of toxic material it declared to the global chemical weapons watchdog, clearing the way for destruction of the stockpile at sea, sources told Reuters on Monday.

Iraq crisis: As it happened on Friday

Last Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014, 09:17

Iraq Shiite cleric says Sunni militants must be ousted— Iraq`s top Shiite cleric urged all of its people to unite and expel Sunni Muslim insurgents, as Shiite Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki came under growing pressure at home and abroad.

Iraqi militants seize former chemical weapons factory

Last Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014, 08:59

Sunni radicals in Iraq, who have overrun a swathe of territory north of Baghdad in a lightning offensive, have taken control of one of Saddam Hussein`s former chemical weapons factories, a US official said Thursday.

Iraq crisis deepens as ISIS captures Saddam Hussein`s chemical weapon facility

Last Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014, 22:21

Armed Sunni groups, spearheaded by Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), took control of the facility where Saddam Hussein allegedly produced his chemical-weapons on Thursday, reports said.

`Systematic` chemical weapons use in Syria: Watchdog

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 15:57

Chemical weapons such as chlorine have likely been used in a "systematic manner" in Syria, according to a report by a team from the world`s watchdog investigating alleged attacks there.

New method could help protect against chemical weapons

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 13:24

Researchers have discovered that some compounds called polyoxoniobates can degrade and decontaminate nerve agents like the deadly sarin gas, and have other characteristics that could make them ideal for protective suits, masks or other clothing.

OPCW team visits Syria chlorine site after attack: Rebels

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 02:28

A Syrian rebel commander said a team from the world`s chemical weapons watchdog investigating an alleged chlorine attack against rebel-held Kafr Zita managed to visit the town on Tuesday, hours after coming under attack.

Chemical weapons watchdog says team in Syria `safe`

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 27, 2014, 21:33

The world`s chemical weapons watchdog on Tuesday said that a convoy of its inspectors overseeing the dismantling of Syria`s weapons program had come under attack, but all were safe.

Chemical weapons watchdog team kidnapped in Syria: Ministry

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 27, 2014, 17:40

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 said on Tuesday.

Syria must hand over all chemical arms: US

Last Updated: Saturday, May 10, 2014, 07:36

The United States urged both Syria and Russia on Friday to ensure that the remaining stockpile of Syrian chemical weapons is handed over to UN inspectors for destruction.

59 killed in Syria, watchdog to probe chlorine claims

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 19:01

At least 59 people were killed in attacks in Syria`s Damascus and Homs on Tuesday, as an international watchdog said it would probe alleged chlorine attacks in the country.