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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.

Syria chemical deadline passes, 8% of arms remain: OPCW

Last Updated: Sunday, April 27, 2014, 15:53

Syria still holds nearly eight percent of its chemical weapons arsenal as the deadline expired Sunday for it to be handed over, the task force charged with the operation said.

Syria chemical handover nearly complete

Last Updated: Friday, April 25, 2014, 02:25

Syria has nearly completed surrendering its chemical weapons stockpile, a joint task force in charge of the operation said today, as United Nations (UN) Security Council members called for a fresh probe into alleged gas attacks.

3 charged with sending chemical equipment to Syria

Last Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 02:11

US prosecutors have charged a Pennsylvania man and two foreign citizens with conspiring to illegally export chemical warfare detection devices and laboratory equipment to Syria, authorities said in a case that was under seal for 17 months until today.