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UN chief hails destruction of Syrian chemicals

Last Updated: Thursday, August 21, 2014, 08:05

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon Wednesday welcomed the destruction of Syria`s declared chemical weapons material on board the US Maritime Vessel Cape Ray.

US ship finishes neutralising Syria`s worst chemical arms: Pentagon

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 10:08

A specially equipped US ship has finished neutralising all 600 metric tons of the most dangerous of Syria`s chemical weapons components surrendered to the international community this year to avert threatened air strikes, the Pentagon said on Monday.

Obama hails Syria arms destruction, vows vigilance

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 03:32

US President Barack Obama hailed the completion on Monday of the destruction of Syria`s chemical weapon stockpile, but said Washington would seek to ensure that Damascus fulfills all its commitments.

US reports progress in destroying Syria chemicals at sea

Last Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014, 01:09

An unprecedented effort to destroy Syria`s most dangerous chemical agents aboard a US naval ship in the Mediterranean is making progress, the Pentagon said Friday.

60 Syria soldiers dead in battle with jihadists: report

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 02:31

At least 60 soldiers have died as the army battles to retake a gas field in central Syria where jihadists killed 270 people, a pro-regime newspaper reported today.

Jihadists kill 270 in Syrian gas field `massacre`: NGO

Last Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014, 07:34

Jihadists have killed 270 Syrian regime fighters, civilian security guards and employees since seizing a gas field in Homs province, a monitoring group has said.

Iraq tells UN "terrorist groups" seized former chemical weapons depot

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 00:52

Iraq`s government has lost control of a former chemical weapons facility to "armed terrorist groups" and is unable to fulfill its international obligations to destroy toxins kept there, the country`s UN envoy told the United Nations.

Experts in talks with Syria over chemical weapons

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 06:50

The head of the international effort to rid Syria of its chemical weapons has said the next step is investigating possible discrepancies in Syria`s declaration of its stockpile, as well as the destruction of its production facilities.

Ships begin transferring Syrian chemical agents in southern Italy

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 16:21

The Damascus government, fighting rebels for more than three years, agreed to hand over its stockpile, which includes precursors for deadly nerve agent sarin gas, under a deal backed by Washington and Moscow in September.

Ship with Syrian chemical weapons arrives in Italy

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 12:47

A Danish freighter carrying Syrian chemical weapons arrived at a port in southern Italy on Wednesday ahead of their destruction at sea.

US ship heads to Italy to load Syrian chemical weapons

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 22:30

The US cargo ship MV Cape Ray left the Spanish port of Rota on Wednesday and headed for Italy, where it will load Syrian chemical weapons materials to be destroyed.

Syria`s chemical weapons handover `important milestone`: US

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 16:25

Describing Syria`s handover of its chemical weapons to global monitors as an "important milestone", the US has said it sends out a clear message that their use will not be tolerated by the international community.