US helping investigate reports of chlorine in bombs in Syria: Obama

President Barack Obama said on Thursday if reports of chlorine gas attacks in Syria were confirmed, the United States would work with the international community to put a stop to them.

Traces of chemical weapons agents found in Syria: Diplomats

Diplomats say experts have found traces of deadly nerve agents used to make chemical weapons at a site in Syria where they were not supposed to be.

Evidence suggests Syrian troops used toxic chemicals: Report

An international human rights group says evidence "strongly suggests" that Syrian government forces used toxic chemicals in several barrel bomb attacks in northwestern Syria last month.

Syria destroys three chemical weapons sites

 Syria has destroyed three of its 12 chemical weapons production sites but is unable to dismantle three other facilities because of security conditions, the OPCW chemical watchdog said in its latest report.

US ''deeply disturbed'' by reports of chemical weapons in Syria: Kerry

The United States is deeply disturbed by reports that Syrian government forces attacked the town of Sarmin using chlorine as a weapon on Tuesday, Secretary of State John Kerry said in a statement on Thursday.

US begins destroying its largest cache of chemical weapons

The US Army has begun destroying the nation's largest remaining stockpile of chemical weapons, using explosives to rip open a container of mustard agent inside a sealed chamber and then flooding it with another chemical to neutralise it.

CIA bought chemical weapons from secret seller in Iraq: Report

 US intelligence agency CIA bought and destroyed deadly chemical weapons from a secretive Iraqi seller in 2005 and 2006 to ensure that such arms do not fall into the hands of terrorists, according to a media report.

US to destroy its largest remaining chemical weapons cache

The US is about to begin destroying its largest remaining stockpile of chemical-laden artillery shells, marking a milestone in the global campaign to eradicate a debilitating weapon that still creeps into modern wars.

Syria`s remaining chemical facilities to be destroyed: UN

United Nations: Work on destroying Syria`s last remaining chemical weapons production facilities will begin this month and should be completed next year, the UN Security Council heard Wednesday.

Pictures of Kurdish fighters' bodies suggest use of chemical weapons by IS in Kobani

Recent pictures of Kurdish fighters` bodies seem to suggest that Islamic State (IS) fighters used chemical weapons in the Syrian town of Kobani which is under a serious threat of falling under IS control.

Syria says all chemical weapons handed over

Syria`s government said Sunday it has turned over all its chemical weapons and adhered to an international treaty, after US accusations that it had carried out several chlorine gas attacks.

OPCW claims evidence of toxic chemical use in Syria
OPCW claims evidence of toxic chemical use in Syria

The fact-finding mission of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) claimed Wednesday that it has found compelling evidence that a toxic chemical was used "systematically and repeatedly" as a weapon in villages in northern Syria earlier this year.

UN chief hails destruction of Syrian chemicals

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

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.

US reports progress in destroying Syria chemicals at sea

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

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

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

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

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.

US ship heads to Italy to load Syrian chemical weapons

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.