'Islamic State is making and using chemical weapons in Iraq, Syria'
'Islamic State is making and using chemical weapons in Iraq, Syria'

The Islamic State is believed to have begun making and using chemical weapons in Iraq and Syria.

UN chief sets out framework for Syria poison gas investigation

Success of a new international inquiry aimed at assigning blame for chemical weapons attacks during Syria`s four-year-old civil war will require full cooperation of all warring parties, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Thursday.

Germany says Iraqi Kurdish forces report chemical attack

Kurdish forces fighting Islamic State (IS) jihadists in northern Iraq have reported being attacked with chemical weapons in recent days, the German defence ministry has said.

'Kurdish forces attacked with chemical weapons in Iraq'

Kurdish forces in northern Iraq who are fighting Islamic State militants were attacked with chemical weapons a few days ago, the German defence ministry said on Thursday.

 All Syria chemical weapons effluent destroyed: Watchdog
All Syria chemical weapons effluent destroyed: Watchdog

 The world`s chemical weapons watchdog on Wednesday said all effluents from Syria`s neutralised chemical weapons arsenal have been destroyed.

Islamic State working to develop chemical weapons: Australia

The Islamic State group has shown it is prepared to use chemical weapons and is likely to have among its recruits the technical expertise to develop them, Australia`s Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said.

Watchdog says 90 percent of world chemical weapons destroyed

The world's chemical watchdog said on Thursday that 90 per cent of the global chemical weapons stockpile has been destroyed, calling it a "major milestone".

FBI investigates chemical weapon threats to 10 international flights

The FBI is probing threats to at least 10 international flights after a man claimed chemical weapons were aboard the jets, media reports said today.

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.