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Syria misses deadline for chemical weapons removal

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 06:01

The international mission in charge of removing chemical weapons in Syria has voiced its concerns that Syria has missed the April 13 deadline, which Damascus pledged to get rid of all its stockpiles of chemical weapons, a UN spokesperson said Monday.

65 percent of Syria`s chemical weapons removed: OPCW

Last Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014, 20:22

About 65 percent of Syria`s chemical weapons have been removed so far, Syria-based joint mission of the UN and the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) said Monday.

About half Syria`s chemicals packed for removal, violence halts convoys: UN

Last Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014, 09:14

Syria has packed 40 percent of its chemical weapons arsenal into containers to be taken outside the country and destroyed, and convoy security has been deployed to deal with violence around the port city of Latakia, the head of the mission overseeing the operation said on Thursday.

49 percent of Syrian chemicals removed: Watchdog

Last Updated: Thursday, March 27, 2014, 10:41

The world`s chemical weapons watchdog says more than 49 per cent of the raw materials for Syria`s poison gas and nerve agent program scheduled for destruction have been shipped overseas.

49% of Syrian chemicals removed: Watchdog

Last Updated: Thursday, March 27, 2014, 05:56

The world`s chemical weapons watchdog says more than 49 percent of the raw materials for Syria`s poison gas and nerve agent program scheduled for destruction have been shipped overseas, with the rest expected to leave by the end of April.

Syria has almost zero chemical arms potential: Russian Foreign Ministry

Last Updated: Friday, March 21, 2014, 13:29

The Syrian government has reduced its chemical weapons potential close to zero, state-run RIA news agency quoted an unnamed official at the Russian Foreign Ministry as saying on Friday.

Nearly half of Syrian chemicals removed: Chemical mission

Last Updated: Thursday, March 20, 2014, 13:13

Nearly half of Syria`s declared chemical weapons have been shipped out of the country after two more cargoes were loaded onto vessels in the Mediterranean over the last week, the international team overseeing the process said.

Syrian opposition leader calls for `means to fight` Assad

Last Updated: Sunday, March 16, 2014, 00:25

Leader of the Syrian opposition Ahmad Jarba called on the "free world" to provide "the means to fight" the regime of President Bashar al-Assad and jihadist rebels, as the conflict entered its fourth year on Friday.

Chemical weapons to be destroyed outside Syria could be gone by April 13: Report

Last Updated: Friday, March 14, 2014, 11:43

Syria`s chemical weapons that should be destroyed outside the country could be removed by April 13, a Russian Foreign Ministry official said.

Syria `increasing pace` in chemical removal: Watchdog

Last Updated: Saturday, March 08, 2014, 00:24

Syria was removing its chemical arsenal at "an increased pace" with almost a third of its stockpile having been taken out of the war-torn country, the world`s chemical watchdog said on Friday.

March critical to eliminate Syria chemical weapons

Last Updated: Thursday, March 06, 2014, 14:16

Sigrid Kaag told reporters after briefing the UN Security Council behind closed doors that about one third of Syria`s chemical weapons material has been removed or destroyed and "in the next few days we expect to reach already 40 or 41 percent."

Syria has relinquished about a third of its chemical weapons: OPCW

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 04, 2014, 18:57

Syria has shipped out about a third of its chemical weapons stockpile, including mustard gas, for destruction abroad, the global chemical arms watchdog said on Tuesday.