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Syria misses deadline for chemical weapons removal

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 06:01

The international mission in charge of removing chemical weapons in Syria has voiced its concerns that Syria has missed the April 13 deadline, which Damascus pledged to get rid of all its stockpiles of chemical weapons, a UN spokesperson said Monday.

Syria `increasing pace` in chemical removal: Watchdog

Last Updated: Saturday, March 08, 2014, 00:24

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

Last Updated: Saturday, February 22, 2014, 07:27

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.

Finnish, US companies to destroy Syria chemicals: Watchdog

Last Updated: Friday, February 14, 2014, 16:01

The global chemical arms watchdog said Friday it has chosen two US and Finnish companies to help destroy Syria`s chemical arsenal as part of an ambitious plan that has suffered a string of setbacks.

Syria chemical delays unintentional, acceleration vital: Envoy

Last Updated: Friday, February 07, 2014, 03:35

The head of an international chemical weapons mission in Syria said on Thursday she did not believe the Syrian government was intentionally delaying the removal of its arsenal.

Syria to ship out more chemical weapons in February: Russia

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 05, 2014, 06:46

Russia said Tuesday the Syrian government was poised to ship out a large stockpile of chemical weapons before the end of the month.

Syria`s sides both talk `terrorism` but spar over blame

Last Updated: Thursday, January 30, 2014, 18:03

Syria`s warring sides discussed the issue of terrorism at a sixth day of UN-brokered peace talks Thursday, sources said, but the gulf over who is to blame remained deep.

Chemical watchdog to name Syria arms port on Thursday

Last Updated: Monday, January 13, 2014, 22:43

The head of the world`s chemical weapons watchdog on Thursday will announce to Italy`s parliament the port through which a shipment of arms from Syria slated for destruction will transit, the foreign ministry said.

OPCW urges Syria to speed up chemical weapons handover for timely destruction

Last Updated: Thursday, January 09, 2014, 11:00

The international chemical watchdog has called for Syria to speed up operations to hand over its deadly arsenal for destruction, after missing the key deadline of 31 December 2013.

Watchdog hopes Nobel prize will speed up chemical arms ban

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 20:15

The body tasked with ridding the world of chemical weapons picked up its Nobel Peace Prize in a ceremony in Oslo today after saying it hoped the prestige would speed a global ban on the dreaded arms.

OPCW warns of delay in moving Syria chemical weapons

Last Updated: Monday, December 09, 2013, 10:19

A roadmap adopted earlier this month by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons to rid Syria of its chemical stockpile, says "priority" weapons have to be removed from the country by December 31.

All Syrian chemical weapons munitions destroyed: OPCW

Last Updated: Saturday, December 07, 2013, 09:46

The international chemical weapons watchdog announced on Friday it has verified the destruction of all of Syria`s unfilled munitions, another milestone along the road to eradicating President Bashar Assad`s chemical weapons program by mid-2014.