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US calls on Moscow to get rid of banned arms

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 01:03

Ratcheting up tensions with Moscow, Washington on Tuesday urged Russia to destroy prohibited weapons after it accused Russian leaders of flouting a 1987 treaty banning medium-range cruise missiles.

Putin defiant in face of new EU arms sanctions

Last Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014, 22:53

President Vladimir Putin on Monday urged Russia`s defence industry to swiftly cut imports as the EU looks set to impose a ban on the sale of weapons and technology over Ukraine.

US asks Russia to stop flow of heavy weapons into Ukraine

Last Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014, 10:21

The US has asked Russia to stop the flow of heavy weapons like rocket launchers and artillery from the country into strife-torn Ukraine.

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.

Britain to destroy extra 50 tonnes of Syrian arms chemicals

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 16:07

Britain said on Wednesday it would destroy a further 50 tonnes of material from Syria`s chemical weapons stockpile, taking the total amount it has agreed to process to 200 tonnes. 

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.

German minister backs weapons-capable drones

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 22:11

Germany`s defense minister wants to buy weapons-capable drones to protect soldiers from attack, drawing criticism in a country where the US use of drones to kill terror suspects has caused unease.

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.