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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.

Syria troops close in on suburbs hit by chemical attack

Last Updated: Friday, October 25, 2013, 11:26

Syrian troops captured a key town southeast of Damascus on Thursday, a military source said, as they sought to close in on suburbs struck by chemical weapons in August.

Syria chemical cleanup the biggest ever staged

Last Updated: Sunday, September 29, 2013, 16:57

International chemical weapon troubleshooters will enter war-torn Syria on Tuesday to start one of the biggest and most dangerous disarmament operations ever staged.

Syria chemical weapons report received by OPCW

Last Updated: Saturday, September 21, 2013, 09:32

The international chemical weapons watchdog said that they have received the expected details from the Syrian regime on its stockpile of chemical weapons.

Syria chemical attack sly rebel provocation: Putin

Last Updated: Thursday, September 19, 2013, 21:35

President Vladimir Putin says that Russia has strong grounds to believe that Syrian rebels were responsible for the country`s chemical attack.

Syria chemical attack could`ve been avoided: Russia

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 20:27

The chemical attack in the suburbs of Damascus Aug 21 could have been avoided, according to Russia`s Permanent Representative to the UN Vitaly Churkin.

New Syria resolution must be enforceable: UN chief

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 10:11

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says a UN Security Council resolution that would approve a US-Russia deal to eliminate Syria`s chemical weapons must be enforceable.

Russian argument on Syria not based on facts: US

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 10:07

The Obama Administration has said that Russian argument on Syria is not based on facts and against international opinion.

Obama hopes Iran will take cue from Syrian crisis

Last Updated: Sunday, September 15, 2013, 21:48

Barack Obama said that he has exchanged letters with Iran`s president Hassan Rouhani and hoped that Tehran will take a cue from the raging Syrian crisis that there is scope for resolving Iran`s nuclear programme diplomatically.

Obama rejects Putin claim on Syria chemical weapons attack

Last Updated: Sunday, September 15, 2013, 20:03

Barack Obama rejected Russian President Vladimir Putin`s claim that Syrian rebels were responsible for an August 21 chemical gas attack but, in an interview broadcast on Sunday, he welcomed Putin`s diplomatic role in the crisis.

Obama gives nod to US-Russia agreement on Syria arms deal

Last Updated: Sunday, September 15, 2013, 09:07

A move that can evade severe action on Syria, the US President Barack Obama on Saturday welcomed the agreement between US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russia Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov wherein both conceded that Syria should hand over the chemical weapons to UNSC.

Assad move to avert US strike may backfire: Analysts

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 23:15

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad may have averted a US strike by agreeing to hand over his chemical arsenal but the move could backfire against his weakened regime, analysts say.