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Chemical weapons watchdog says team in Syria `safe`

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 27, 2014, 21:33

The world`s chemical weapons watchdog on Tuesday said that a convoy of its inspectors overseeing the dismantling of Syria`s weapons program had come under attack, but all were safe.

3 charged with sending chemical equipment to Syria

Last Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 02:11

US prosecutors have charged a Pennsylvania man and two foreign citizens with conspiring to illegally export chemical warfare detection devices and laboratory equipment to Syria, authorities said in a case that was under seal for 17 months until today.

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.

Albanian `no` deals blow to Syria chemical weapons plan

Last Updated: Saturday, November 16, 2013, 09:09

Albania rejected a US request to host the destruction of Syria`s chemical weapons, dealing a blow to a US-Russian accord to eliminate such arms from the country`s protracted civil war.

Syria chemical weapons inspectors outline disarmament plan

Last Updated: Monday, September 30, 2013, 09:34

Inspectors who will oversee Syria`s destruction of its chemical weapons said today their first priority is to help the country scrap its ability to manufacture such arms by November 1 deadline, using every means possible.

9 years on, Libya still not free of chemical weapons

Last Updated: Monday, September 23, 2013, 20:00

Syria regime says it will need at least a year to dismantle its chemical weapons arsenal, but if Libya`s experience is anything to go by, this is a hopelessly optimistic forecast.

Chemical weapons claim `pretext` to hit Syria: Iran leader

Last Updated: Thursday, September 05, 2013, 17:21

Allegations the Syrian regime used chemical weapons last month are a "pretext" by the West to attack the country, Iran`s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Thursday.

Sri Lanka concerned over use of chemical weapons in Syria

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 04, 2013, 20:28

Sri Lanka on Wednesday expressed concern about reports on the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria that has resulted in a large number of civilian casualties.

Russia urges Syria to cooperate on UN chemical weapons probe

Last Updated: Friday, August 23, 2013, 17:07

Russia on Friday said it had told the Syrian government to cooperate with UN experts after reports of a deadly chemical weapons attack outside Damascus, adding it was now up to rebels to allow access to the area.

Russia concerned over chemical weapons in Syria

Last Updated: Friday, December 14, 2012, 00:39

Russia is concerned by the prospect of Syrian chemical weapons falling into terrorist hands, Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said.