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Dutch government says it disrupted Russian attempt to hack chemical weapons watchdog

Dutch authorities disrupted an attempt in April by Russian intelligence agents to hack the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.

Oct 04, 2018, 16:32 PM IST

India rejects anti-chemical weapons draft, says consultations were incomplete

India claimed that decision violates the Chemical Weapons Convention's (CWC) finely crafted balance and instead gives unchecked powers to the OPCW DG.

Jun 28, 2018, 09:48 AM IST

Chemical arms watchdog OPCW wins right to assign blame for attacks

Though the use of chemical weapons is illegal under international law, the taboo on deploying them has been eroding after their repeated use in the Syrian civil war, but also in Iraq, Malaysia and Britain since 2012.

Jun 27, 2018, 23:42 PM IST

UNSC fails to adopt resolution on Syria chemical attacks probe

UNSC has once again failed to adopt resolution on Syria chemical attacks probe.

Nov 17, 2017, 11:02 AM IST

US berates Syria at OPCW meeting on Syrian chemical attack

Syrian authorities "abetted by Russia's continuing efforts to bury the truth" still possess and use chemical weapons, an American diplomat told the international chemical weapons watchdog on Thrusday.

Apr 13, 2017, 23:49 PM IST

Russia opposes Syria sanctions after UN gas attacks probe

Russia dismissed as "unconvincing" the findings of a UN-led investigation showing that Syrian forces had carried out three chemical attacks, and said no sanctions should be imposed.

Oct 28, 2016, 11:21 AM IST

India shows deep concern over terror groups acquiring chemical weapons

India is "deeply concerned with reports of acquisitions of chemical weapons and their delivery system by terrorist groups and continuing use of chemical weapons and toxic chemicals in Syria and Iraq by terrorists.

Oct 20, 2016, 12:24 PM IST

US asks UN to set up Syria chlorine attacks probe

The United States on Thursday asked the UN Security Council to set up an investigative panel to identify those behind deadly chlorine gas attacks in Syria.

Jul 10, 2015, 04:08 AM IST

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.

Mar 26, 2015, 05:48 AM IST

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.

Mar 20, 2015, 02:32 AM IST

Chemical weapons watchdog condemns chlorine use in Syria

The global chemical weapons watchdog has condemned the use of chlorine as a weapon in Syria as a breach of international law and said those responsible should be brought to justice.

Feb 05, 2015, 04:47 AM IST

Destruction of Syria chemical weapons facilities begins: UN

International investigators say the destruction of Syria's chemical weapons production facilities has begun.

Jan 30, 2015, 23:35 PM IST

Syria starts razing chemical weapons sites: Watchdog

Syria has begun destroying its remaining chemical weapons production sites, despite being hampered by bad weather and logistical problems, the world`s chemical watchdog said Monday.

Jan 20, 2015, 00:46 AM IST

US concerned by chlorine gas attacks in Syria: Kerry

US Secretary of State John Kerry reaffirmed US concern Sunday over the use of chlorine gas against civilians in Syria and warned President Bashar al-Assad`s regime that it would be held to account.

Sep 21, 2014, 23:34 PM IST

US `deeply troubled` by Syria chlorine report

The United States said it was "deeply troubled" Wednesday after the world`s chemical watchdog confirmed the systematic use of chlorine as a weapon in war-torn Syria.

Sep 11, 2014, 05:18 AM IST

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.

Sep 10, 2014, 21:41 PM IST

Last chemical weapons destroyed in Syria; work not finished yet, says US

US Department of State on Tuesday said that while the last of the declared chemical weapons have been destroyed, the work in the strife-torn country is far from finished.

Jun 24, 2014, 11:22 AM IST

Syria has removed 100 percent of declared chemicals: Team chief

The head of the international team of weapons experts charged with overseeing the elimination of Syria`s chemical stockpile told Reuters on Monday that Syria had removed all its declared arsenal from its territory.

Jun 23, 2014, 20:20 PM IST

`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.

Jun 18, 2014, 15:57 PM IST

Inspectors press Syria on chemical arms `discrepancies`

Inspectors overseeing the destruction of Syria`s chemical weapons arsenal have asked President Bashar al-Assad`s government to clarify disparities in its original declaration on its cache of toxic gas, UN diplomats said on Wednesday.

Jun 04, 2014, 22:23 PM IST