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Operation to destroy Syrian chemical weapons enters final phase

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 17:32

The international operation to destroy Syrian chemical weapons entered its final phase on Wednesday, as they were transferred by workers at an Italian port from a Danish freighter to a US military ship equipped to dispose of them.

Last chemical weapons destroyed in Syria; work not finished yet, says US

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 11:22

US Department of State on Tuesday said that while the last of the declared chemical weapons have been destroyed, the work in the strife-torn country is far from finished.

Syria chemical handover at 86.5 percent: watchdog

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 00:02

Syria has handed over 86.5 per cent of its chemical weapons, the global chemical watchdog said today, amid new claims that Damascus may have launched attacks with an industrial chemical earlier this month.

Chemical weapons to be destroyed outside Syria could be gone by April 13: Report

Last Updated: Friday, March 14, 2014, 11:43

Syria`s chemical weapons that should be destroyed outside the country could be removed by April 13, a Russian Foreign Ministry official said.

UN told Syria chemical weapons destruction too slow

Last Updated: Thursday, February 06, 2014, 23:54

Syria`s delay in destroying its chemical arsenal is "not insurmountable" but Damascus must sharply step up the pace to meet its deadlines, the UN Security Council heard today, diplomats said.

Destruction of most dangerous Syrian chemicals may be delayed

Last Updated: Friday, January 17, 2014, 07:48

Removal of Syria`s chemical arsenal will likely be delayed but final deadline of end of June for eliminating all chemicals remains, head of the world`s chemical weapons watchdog said on Thursday.

US `cherry-picked` Syria chemical attack intel: Report

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 05:29

United States knew that al Qaeda-linked rebel group in Syria was capable of producing sarin gas but ignored it in blaming Syrian regime for a chemical attack in August, veteran US journalist charged.

Chemical watchdog says will deploy second team to Syria

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 08, 2013, 20:03

The world`s chemical weapons watchdog said today it will send a second team of inspectors to bolster its ambitious programme to destroy Syria`s arsenal.

UN chief says Syria`s chemical weapons can be dismantled without full ceasefire

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 16:49

Syria`s chemical weapons arsenal can be dismantled as quickly as possible, even without a full ceasefire, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said.

Syria claims rebels behind chemical weapon attack, gives evidence to Russia

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 16:03

The Syrian government has claimed that the rebel fighters in the war-torn country had used the chemical weapons in the attack that took place on August 21 and not the Syrian regime.

Syrian chemical weapons attack report handed to UN chief Ban Ki-moon

Last Updated: Monday, September 16, 2013, 10:29

Chemical weapon inspectors at UN submitted their report on the suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria to Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday.

Syrian chemical arms handover would be important step: Hillary

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 10:39

Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton said a Russian plan for Syria to hand over its chemical arms would be an "important step."