Rain stokes pollution fears at China blasts site

Rains are likely to complicate rescue efforts and may spread pollution at China`s Tianjin port, which was rocked by explosions at a warehouse last week that left 114 people dead.

OPCW document: Syria had ricin program

Syrian authorities have declared that they once had a program to produce the deadly toxin ricin, according to an official document of the global chemical weapons watchdog.

Justice elusive for Syria chemical attack victims: HRW

Human Rights Watch Thursday said that hundreds of victims of a chemical weapons attack in Syria remained without justice one year on, days after Damascus`s stockpile was completely destroyed.

Syria chemical handover at 86.5 percent: watchdog

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

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

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

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

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.

UN inspectors to leave Syria by Saturday: Ban Ki-moon

A UN team of inspectors investigating an apparent poison gas attack in Syria will leave the country by Saturday morning, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today in Vienna.

Ban Ki-moon takes strong exception to attack on UN

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Monday took strong exception to the attack on the UN team probing allegations of a poison gas attack in Syria and demanded "safety and security" of the team members.

Russia says West has no proof for Syria weapons claims

The West has been unable to produce any evidence to back claims that the Syrian government used chemical weapons, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday.

Nerve gas still traceable, experts say of Syria attack

Traces of nerve agent would remain in victims for weeks, easily detectable if UN inspectors can examine people poisoned in last week`s suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria, experts said on Monday.

McCain urges `very serious` US action on Syria

A "very serious" US response to an alleged chemical weapons attack by the Syrian government does not require UN corroboration that the incident took place, a senior Republican senator said on Monday.

Obama has `amazing confusion` on Syria crisis: Ex-UN envoy

Former UN Ambassador John Bolton has said there appears to be `amazing confusion` on the president`s part about how to handle the Syria crisis and reports of chemical weapon use.

John Kerry calls Lavrov to brief on Syria

US Secretary of State John Kerry called his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov to brief him on the American finding of use of chemical weapons by the Assad regime in Syria.

Britain agrees with US over Syrian chemical weapons usage

Britain Friday agreed with the US assessment of chemical weapons being used in Syria.

Chemical weapons use in Syria unacceptable: NATO

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Friday that any use of chemical weapons in Syria was "completely unacceptable" and was a breach of international law.

Iraq busts al Qaeda chemical weapon plot; US, Europe were targets

The Iraqi authorities claim that they have busted an al Qaeda cell uncovering a plot to use chemical weapon, according to BBC.

Turkey claims having evidence of chemical weapons use in Syria

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has told US media he has evidence that Syria used chemical weapons against opposition forces.

Russia seeks to join Syria chemical attack probe

Russia wants its own experts to join the team that will investigate the alleged use of chemical weapons during fighting between rebels and government forces in Syria, Russia`s senior diplomat said on Monday.