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Syria must hand over all chemical arms: US

Last Updated: Saturday, May 10, 2014, 07:36

The United States urged both Syria and Russia on Friday to ensure that the remaining stockpile of Syrian chemical weapons is handed over to UN inspectors for destruction.

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.