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Syrian envoy says dangerous chemical arms to be removed by March 1

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 17:09

Syria`s ambassador to Russia said on Tuesday that the most dangerous elements of President Bashar al-Assad`s chemical weapons stockpile will be removed from the country by March 1, the Interfax news agency reported.

Ships return to dock as Syria chemical deadline missed

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 31, 2013, 08:58

Disarmament teams returned Scandinavian escort vessels to port on Monday as they accepted an end-of-year deadline for the removal of Syrian chemical weapons could no longer be met, a Norwegian spokesman said.

Syria`s chemical weapons probe `could be useful` in further inquiry

Last Updated: Saturday, December 14, 2013, 15:40

The UN`s top inspector of Syria chemical arms said Friday his team`s report "could be useful" in any possible further investigation into who used the weapons.

Syrian chemical weapons disposal plan to be released next week: UN

Last Updated: Thursday, December 12, 2013, 10:15

The plan for the destruction of all Syrian chemical stockpiles outside the country will be released Dec 17, a UN spokesperson said Wednesday.

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.

China to send experts for Syrian chemical weapons inspections

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 01, 2013, 00:51

China on Monday said it will send its experts to join the inspections and destruction of chemical weapons in Syria.

Assad reasserts compliance with UN resolution

Last Updated: Sunday, September 29, 2013, 22:29

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has stressed his commitment to the UN resolution on elimination of chemical weapons in Syria even as a prominent figure of the country`s domestic opposition Sunday hailed the resolution.

China backs US-Russia deal on Syrian chemical weapons

Last Updated: Sunday, September 15, 2013, 17:25

China, a veto-wielding member of the UN Security Council, today welcomed a US-Russia deal to eliminate Syria`s chemical weapons, saying it will help ease tensions in the Middle East.

Russia’s proposal on Syrian chemical weapons runs into troubled waters?

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 14:05

The Russian proposal, placing Syrian chemical weapons under international control, seems to have run into troubled waters after the United States and France reportedly called for a binding UN resolution and penalty in case of non-compliance.

Barack Obama strike threat is butt of Syrian jokes

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 23:23

A Syrian caricature shows US President Barack Obama smile and pluck the petals of a daisy, as he wonders, "Should I bomb? Or shouldn`t I bomb?"

Putin, Obama discussed Syria chemical plan at G20: Kremlin

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 21:26

US President Barack Obama and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin discussed the idea of placing Syrian chemical weapons under international control at last week`s G20 summit in Saint Petersburg, Putin`s spokesman said on Tuesday.

Obama threatens action if usage of chemical weapons proven in Syria

Last Updated: Saturday, August 24, 2013, 17:20

President Barack Obama said that the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria is a matter of grave concern that requires immediate attention, provided it is proven true by the United Nations.