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UN Security Council set to vote on Syria chemical weapons probe on Friday

Aug 06, 2015

UN Security Council set to vote on Syria chemical weapons probe on Friday

The UN Security Council is expected to adopt on Friday a draft resolution that would set up a panel to determine who is responsible for deadly chlorine gas attacks in Syria, diplomats said. #World #United States #Syria #NewsTracker #Russia #UN #Security Council #Chemical weapons
90 percent of world chemical weapons destroyed: OPCW

May 28, 2015

90 percent of world chemical weapons destroyed: OPCW

The world's chemical watchdog said on Thursday that 90 percent of the global chemical weapons stockpile has been destroyed, calling it a "major milestone". #NewsTracker #Nobel Peace Prize #Bashar al-Assad #chemical Weapons Convention #OPCW #Ahmet Uzumcu
US to destroy its largest remaining chemical weapons cache

Feb 04, 2015

US to destroy its largest remaining chemical weapons cache

The United States 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. #United States #US #Chemical weapons #stockpile #destroy #artillery shells
Syria: UN inspectors confident chlorine gas used in opposition-controlled villages

Jan 07, 2015

Syria: UN inspectors confident chlorine gas used in opposition-controlled villages

Chemical weapons investigators concluded "with a high degree of confidence" that chlorine gas was used as a weapon against three opposition-controlled villages in Syria last year. #United Nations #Syria #NewsTracker #UN #Chemical weapons #Syria opposition #Syria chemical weapons #UN investigators
Why the US is wary of conducting strikes against Islamic State in Syria

Sep 07, 2014

Why the US is wary of conducting strikes against Islamic State in Syria

The alternative would be to finally get serious about arming the mainstream Western-backed rebels fighting to topple Assad. But there is a reason the administration of President Barack Obama has been deeply reluctant to throw its weight behind them. #World #White House #Barack Obama #Terrorism #United Nations #Syria #ConnectTheDots #Nato #Damascus #Bashar al-Assad #Iraq #United States of America #Chemical weapons #Syrian rebels #Syrian civil war #Sarin gas #Ghouta #Nusra Front #islamic-state #Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant #ISIL #ISIS #Caliphate #US airstrikes in Iraq #James Foley #Steven Sotloff #Peter Theo Curtis #Aistrikes
Syria A year after chemical attacks, justice remains elusive

Aug 21, 2014

Syria A year after chemical attacks, justice remains elusive

Syria's opposition and its allies, including the United States, accused Damascus of carrying out thechemical weapons attack. President Bashar Assad's government denied responsibility, and blamed the rebels. #Barack Obama #United Nations #Syria #NewsTracker #Damascus #Free Syrian Army #Chemical weapons #Syrian civil war #Sarin #Sarin gas #Chemical weapon attack #nerve agent #chemical Weapons Convention #Bassar al-Assad
Syria's worst chemical weapons neutralised by US ship

Aug 19, 2014

Syria's worst chemical weapons neutralised by US ship

The ship was held in Spain for several months due to delays by Syria in handing over its declared stockpiles of chemical agents. #United States #Syria #NewsTracker #Damascus #Chemical weapons #Syrian civil war #Sarin gas #Bassar al-Assad
Syria Troops seize control of rebel-held suburbs in Damascus

Aug 14, 2014

Syria Troops seize control of rebel-held suburbs in Damascus

The campaign by Syria's forces has included relentless airstrikes and artillery barrages to try to dislodge rebels from the town. #Barack Obama #Syria #NewsTracker #USA #Bashar al-Assad #Free Syrian Army #Chemical weapons #Syrian rebels #Syrian civil war #islamic-state #Sunni insurgents #ISIL #ISIS