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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.

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.

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.

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.

Syria hands over remaining chemical weapons for destruction: Sources

Last Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014, 18:28

Syria has handed over the remaining 100 tonnes of toxic material it declared to the global chemical weapons watchdog, clearing the way for destruction of the stockpile at sea, sources told Reuters on Monday.

`Systematic` chemical weapons use in Syria: Watchdog

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 15:57

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.

59 killed in Syria, watchdog to probe chlorine claims

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 19:01

At least 59 people were killed in attacks in Syria`s Damascus and Homs on Tuesday, as an international watchdog said it would probe alleged chlorine attacks in the country.

Syria chemical deadline passes, 8% of arms remain: OPCW

Last Updated: Sunday, April 27, 2014, 15:53

Syria still holds nearly eight percent of its chemical weapons arsenal as the deadline expired Sunday for it to be handed over, the task force charged with the operation said.

Syria chemical handover nearly complete

Last Updated: Friday, April 25, 2014, 02:25

Syria has nearly completed surrendering its chemical weapons stockpile, a joint task force in charge of the operation said today, as United Nations (UN) Security Council members called for a fresh probe into alleged gas attacks.