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Syrian chemical weapons

Syria must hand over all chemical arms: US

The United States urged both Syria and Russia on Friday to ensure that the remaining stockpile of Syrian chemical weapons is handed over to UN inspectors for destruction.

May 10, 2014, 07:36 AM IST

Syrian envoy says dangerous chemical arms to be removed by March 1

Syria`s ambassador to Russia said on Tuesday that the most dangerous elements of President Bashar al-Assad`s chemical weapons stockpile will be removed from the country by March 1, the Interfax news agency reported.

Feb 11, 2014, 17:09 PM IST

Ships return to dock as Syria chemical deadline missed

Disarmament teams returned Scandinavian escort vessels to port on Monday as they accepted an end-of-year deadline for the removal of Syrian chemical weapons could no longer be met, a Norwegian spokesman said.

Dec 31, 2013, 08:58 AM IST

Syria`s chemical weapons probe `could be useful` in further inquiry

The UN`s top inspector of Syria chemical arms said Friday his team`s report "could be useful" in any possible further investigation into who used the weapons.

Dec 14, 2013, 15:40 PM IST

Syrian chemical weapons disposal plan to be released next week: UN

The plan for the destruction of all Syrian chemical stockpiles outside the country will be released Dec 17, a UN spokesperson said Wednesday.

Dec 12, 2013, 10:15 AM IST

All Syrian chemical weapons munitions destroyed: OPCW

The international chemical weapons watchdog announced on Friday it has verified the destruction of all of Syria`s unfilled munitions, another milestone along the road to eradicating President Bashar Assad`s chemical weapons program by mid-2014.

Dec 07, 2013, 09:46 AM IST

Private companies set for windfall over destruction of Syrian chemical weapons

The International chemical weapons watchdog has invited proposals from private companies around the world to destroy a major part of Syrian deadly stockpile that could yield them an estimated 47 million dollars.

Nov 23, 2013, 16:45 PM IST

China to send experts for Syrian chemical weapons inspections

China on Monday said it will send its experts to join the inspections and destruction of chemical weapons in Syria.

Oct 01, 2013, 00:51 AM IST

Assad reasserts compliance with UN resolution

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has stressed his commitment to the UN resolution on elimination of chemical weapons in Syria even as a prominent figure of the country`s domestic opposition Sunday hailed the resolution.

Sep 29, 2013, 22:29 PM IST

China backs US-Russia deal on Syrian chemical weapons

China, a veto-wielding member of the UN Security Council, today welcomed a US-Russia deal to eliminate Syria`s chemical weapons, saying it will help ease tensions in the Middle East.

Sep 15, 2013, 17:25 PM IST

Russia’s proposal on Syrian chemical weapons runs into troubled waters?

The Russian proposal, placing Syrian chemical weapons under international control, seems to have run into troubled waters after the United States and France reportedly called for a binding UN resolution and penalty in case of non-compliance.

Sep 11, 2013, 14:05 PM IST

Barack Obama strike threat is butt of Syrian jokes

A Syrian caricature shows US President Barack Obama smile and pluck the petals of a daisy, as he wonders, "Should I bomb? Or shouldn`t I bomb?"

Sep 10, 2013, 23:23 PM IST

Putin, Obama discussed Syria chemical plan at G20: Kremlin

US President Barack Obama and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin discussed the idea of placing Syrian chemical weapons under international control at last week`s G20 summit in Saint Petersburg, Putin`s spokesman said on Tuesday.

Sep 10, 2013, 21:26 PM IST

Prepare for Syrian chemical weapons, John Kerry tells NATO

US Secretary of State John Kerry has called on the NATO to prepare for the possible use of chemical weapons by Syria in the ongoing civil war there.

Apr 24, 2013, 09:09 AM IST

Syrian chemical weapons under control: Russia

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said the Syrian authorities were keeping chemical weapons under control.

Feb 03, 2013, 14:12 PM IST

Israeli official warns of Syrian chemical weapons

A senior Israeli minister has warned that the transfer of Syria`s chemical weapons to Hezbollah guerrillas in Lebanon could trigger an Israeli attack.

Jan 27, 2013, 22:38 PM IST

Syrian chemical weapons safeguarded: Russia

The Syrian government has assured Moscow the safety of its chemical weapons, Russia`s Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov said.

Aug 24, 2012, 18:26 PM IST