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Inspectors press Syria on chemical arms `discrepancies`

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 04, 2014, 22:23

Inspectors overseeing the destruction of Syria`s chemical weapons arsenal have asked President Bashar al-Assad`s government to clarify disparities in its original declaration on its cache of toxic gas, UN diplomats said on Wednesday.

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.

Over 60 attacks with chemical arms by Syrian regime: Opposition

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 07, 2014, 00:23

Syrian opposition leaders based in Istanbul Tuesday accused Syrian President Bashir al-Assad and forces loyal to his regime of carrying out more than 60 attacks using chemical weapons in 15 different locations inside Syria, Xinhua reported.

Syria has shipped less than 5% of chemical arms: Sources

Last Updated: Thursday, January 30, 2014, 02:19

Less than five percent of the most dangerous chemicals in Syria`s arsenal have left the country and Damascus will be pressured to move faster, sources close to the world`s chemical watchdog said.

More Syrian chemical arms toxins shipped out: Inspectors

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 03:21

More Syrian chemical weapons materials were loaded onto ships and transferred out of Syria on Monday, a joint inspection mission run by the United Nations and the global chemical arms watchdog said.

US ship prepping for Syrian chemical arms mission

Last Updated: Thursday, January 02, 2014, 19:12

A cargo ship is being outfitted in Virginia with sophisticated technology capable of destroying Syria`s chemical weapons.

Damascus says rebels attacked chemical weapons sites

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 24, 2013, 22:51

Syria accused rebels on Tuesday of recently attacking two sites where chemical arms were stored, state news agency quoted a foreign ministry source as saying.

Russia offers security as Syria destroys chemical arms

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 17:32

Syria is due to hand over deadly toxins which can be used to make sarin, VX gas and other lethal agents under an international agreement forged after an attack on the outskirts of Damascus which killed hundreds in August.

UN confirms chemical arms were used repeatedly in Syria

Last Updated: Friday, December 13, 2013, 04:35

Chemical weapons were likely used in five out of seven attacks investigated by UN experts in Syria, where a 2-1/2-year civil war has killed over 100,000 people, according to a UN report published on Thursday.

Watchdog hopes Nobel prize will speed up chemical arms ban

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 20:15

The body tasked with ridding the world of chemical weapons picked up its Nobel Peace Prize in a ceremony in Oslo today after saying it hoped the prestige would speed a global ban on the dreaded arms.

Most Syria chemical arms to be destroyed abroad: Russia

Last Updated: Friday, November 01, 2013, 22:22

Russia on Friday said most of Syria`s chemical weapons may be taken out of the country for destruction because of the violence raging between rebels and President Bashar al-Assad`s regime.

Syria destroys chemical arms equipment: OPCW

Last Updated: Thursday, October 31, 2013, 16:40

Syria has completed destruction of critical equipment for producing chemical weapons and filling munitions with poison gas, the global chemical weapons watchdog said on Thursday.