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.

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

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.

US welcomes Syria`s handing over of last chemical weapons

The US has welcomed Syria`s decision to hand over its last declared chemical weapons to international monitors, adding it will soon begin the destruction of the stockpiles.

All of Syria`s chemical weapons material removed

The United Nations Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Joint Mission announced Monday that Syria has removed all of its declared chemical arsenal from its territory.

Syria hands over remaining chemical weapons for destruction: Sources

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.

Iraqi militants seize former chemical weapons factory

Sunni radicals in Iraq, who have overrun a swathe of territory north of Baghdad in a lightning offensive, have taken control of one of Saddam Hussein`s former chemical weapons factories, a US official said Thursday.

Iraq crisis deepens as ISIS captures Saddam Hussein`s chemical weapon facility

Armed Sunni groups, spearheaded by Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), took control of the facility where Saddam Hussein allegedly produced his chemical-weapons on Thursday, reports said.

`Systematic` chemical weapons use in Syria: Watchdog

Chemical weapons such as chlorine have likely been used in a "systematic manner" in Syria, according to a report by a team from the world`s watchdog investigating alleged attacks there.

New method could help protect against chemical weapons

Researchers have discovered that some compounds called polyoxoniobates can degrade and decontaminate nerve agents like the deadly sarin gas, and have other characteristics that could make them ideal for protective suits, masks or other clothing.

OPCW team visits Syria chlorine site after attack: Rebels

A Syrian rebel commander said a team from the world`s chemical weapons watchdog investigating an alleged chlorine attack against rebel-held Kafr Zita managed to visit the town on Tuesday, hours after coming under attack.