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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 hands over chemical arsenal destruction plan: OPCW

Last Updated: Sunday, October 27, 2013, 22:45

Syria has submitted its plan to destroy the chemical weapons within the first deadline, said Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) on Sunday.

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.

UN investigates seven Syrian chemical cases after August 21 attack

Last Updated: Friday, September 27, 2013, 19:13

U.N. chemical weapons inspectors in Syria are investigating seven cases of alleged chemical or biological weapons use, including three incidents around Damascus after the August 21 attack which almost triggered U.S. air strikes.

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.

Al Qaeda gunmen seize town in northern Syria

Last Updated: Thursday, September 19, 2013, 23:31

Al Qaeda militants in northern Syria captured a town near the Turkish border on Thursday following heavy clashes with Western-backed rebels, prompting the closure of a nearby frontier crossing, activists and Turkish officials said.

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.