US asks UN to set up Syria chlorine attacks probe

The United States on Thursday asked the UN Security Council to set up an investigative panel to identify those behind deadly chlorine gas attacks in Syria.

Syria destroys three chemical weapons sites

 Syria has destroyed three of its 12 chemical weapons production sites but is unable to dismantle three other facilities because of security conditions, the OPCW chemical watchdog said in its latest report.

US ''deeply disturbed'' by reports of chemical weapons in Syria: Kerry

The United States is deeply disturbed by reports that Syrian government forces attacked the town of Sarmin using chlorine as a weapon on Tuesday, Secretary of State John Kerry said in a statement on Thursday.

Chemical weapons watchdog condemns chlorine use in Syria

The global chemical weapons watchdog has condemned the use of chlorine as a weapon in Syria as a breach of international law and said those responsible should be brought to justice.

Destruction of Syria chemical weapons facilities begins: UN

International investigators say the destruction of Syria's chemical weapons production facilities has begun.

Syria starts razing chemical weapons sites: Watchdog

Syria has begun destroying its remaining chemical weapons production sites, despite being hampered by bad weather and logistical problems, the world`s chemical watchdog said Monday.

US concerned by chlorine gas attacks in Syria: Kerry

US Secretary of State John Kerry reaffirmed US concern Sunday over the use of chlorine gas against civilians in Syria and warned President Bashar al-Assad`s regime that it would be held to account.

US `deeply troubled` by Syria chlorine report

The United States said it was "deeply troubled" Wednesday after the world`s chemical watchdog confirmed the systematic use of chlorine as a weapon in war-torn Syria.

OPCW claims evidence of toxic chemical use in Syria
OPCW claims evidence of toxic chemical use in Syria

The fact-finding mission of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) claimed Wednesday that it has found compelling evidence that a toxic chemical was used "systematically and repeatedly" as a weapon in villages in northern Syria earlier this year.

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

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 has removed 100 percent of declared chemicals: Team chief

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.

`Systematic` chemical weapons use in Syria: Watchdog

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.

Inspectors press Syria on chemical arms `discrepancies`

Inspectors overseeing the destruction of Syria`s chemical weapons arsenal have asked President Bashar al-Assad`s government to clarify disparities in its original declaration on its cache of toxic gas, UN diplomats said on Wednesday.

OPCW team visits Syria chlorine site after attack: Rebels

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`

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 watchdog to investigate Syria chlorine gas claims

The global chemical weapons watchdog overseeing the destruction of Syria`s toxic stockpile will send a fact-finding mission to Syria to investigate allegations by rebels and activists of chlorine gas attacks, the organisation said on Tuesday.

Syria asked to probe chlorine gas use

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) urged the Syrian government to form a fact-finding mission to look into the allegations of chlorine gas use in rebel-held areas, an official said Sunday.

Indications of toxic chemical use in Syria this month: US

The US has said there were indications that a toxic chemical, probably chlorine, was used in Syria this month and it is trying to establish whether the Assad regime was responsible for it.

Syria `increasing pace` in chemical removal: Watchdog

Syria was removing its chemical arsenal at "an increased pace" with almost a third of its stockpile having been taken out of the war-torn country, the world`s chemical watchdog said on Friday.

Chemical arms watchdog split on Syria delays

The executive council of the Hague-based watchdog tasked with destroying Syria`s chemical weapons arsenal has failed to reach agreement on what to do about Damascus`s delays, because of divisions between Syria`s allies and the West.