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US reports progress in destroying Syria chemicals at sea

Last Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014, 01:09

An unprecedented effort to destroy Syria`s most dangerous chemical agents aboard a US naval ship in the Mediterranean is making progress, the Pentagon said Friday.

60 Syria soldiers dead in battle with jihadists: report

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 02:31

At least 60 soldiers have died as the army battles to retake a gas field in central Syria where jihadists killed 270 people, a pro-regime newspaper reported today.

Jihadists kill 270 in Syrian gas field `massacre`: NGO

Last Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014, 07:34

Jihadists have killed 270 Syrian regime fighters, civilian security guards and employees since seizing a gas field in Homs province, a monitoring group has said.

Iraq tells UN "terrorist groups" seized former chemical weapons depot

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 00:52

Iraq`s government has lost control of a former chemical weapons facility to "armed terrorist groups" and is unable to fulfill its international obligations to destroy toxins kept there, the country`s UN envoy told the United Nations.

Experts in talks with Syria over chemical weapons

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 06:50

The head of the international effort to rid Syria of its chemical weapons has said the next step is investigating possible discrepancies in Syria`s declaration of its stockpile, as well as the destruction of its production facilities.

Ships begin transferring Syrian chemical agents in southern Italy

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 16:21

The Damascus government, fighting rebels for more than three years, agreed to hand over its stockpile, which includes precursors for deadly nerve agent sarin gas, under a deal backed by Washington and Moscow in September.

Ship with Syrian chemical weapons arrives in Italy

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 12:47

A Danish freighter carrying Syrian chemical weapons arrived at a port in southern Italy on Wednesday ahead of their destruction at sea.

US ship heads to Italy to load Syrian chemical weapons

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 22:30

The US cargo ship MV Cape Ray left the Spanish port of Rota on Wednesday and headed for Italy, where it will load Syrian chemical weapons materials to be destroyed.

Syria`s chemical weapons handover `important milestone`: US

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 16:25

Describing Syria`s handover of its chemical weapons to global monitors as an "important milestone", the US has said it sends out a clear message that their use will not be tolerated by the international community.

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.

US welcomes Syria`s handing over of last chemical weapons

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 06:27

The US has welcomed Syria`s decision to hand over its last declared chemical weapons to international monitors, adding it will soon begin the destruction of the stockpiles.

All of Syria`s chemical weapons material removed

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 06:25

The United Nations Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Joint Mission announced Monday that Syria has removed all of its declared chemical arsenal from its territory.