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Last chemical weapons destroyed in Syria; work not finished yet, says US

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 11:22

US Department of State on Tuesday said that while the last of the declared chemical weapons have been destroyed, the work in the strife-torn country is far from finished.

UN urges Syria to speed up chemical weapons` elimination

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 29, 2014, 07:24

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said that he has expressed concern to the Syrian government of its "now behind schedule" elimination of chemical weapon and said it was "imperative" Damascus "intensify its efforts".

OPCW Syria disarmament plan: Most toxic chemicals to be destroyed at sea

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 19:28

The final plan for eradication of toxic Syrian chemical arsenal has been mapped by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).

India offers $1 mn aid to destroy Syria`s weapons

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 03, 2013, 13:21

India offered to give USD 1 million for a fund to be used for the destruction of Syria`s chemical weapons and also the services of its experts to aid in the process scheduled to be completed by mid-2014.

Worst-hit typhoon areas grow third of Philippines` rice: UN

Last Updated: Thursday, November 21, 2013, 09:25

The areas worst hit by Typhoon Haiyan grow a third of the Philippines` rice, the UN food agency said, calling for "urgent assistance" to farmers who need to sow new seeds.

UN chief `deeply concerned` over lacking climate action

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 09:48

United Nations leader Ban Ki-moon said today he was "deeply concerned" that countries were not doing enough to limit global warming.

Coal sector must change dramatically: UN climate chief

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 19, 2013, 09:45

The United Nations` climate chief urged the coal industry on Monday to make dramatic changes to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions amid protests at a coal summit held on the sidelines of global climate talks.

Under-fire Japan defends climate goal at UN talks

Last Updated: Saturday, November 16, 2013, 18:19

The UN, Europe and the world`s small island states reacted with disappointment and green groups voiced fury after Japan on Friday slashed its goal for greenhouse gas emissions.

`Russia to stay out of Syria`s domestic affairs`

Last Updated: Friday, November 01, 2013, 08:59

Moscow would accept anyone as Syrian President who enjoyed popular support, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said.