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49 percent of chemicals removed from Syria, watchdog tells UN

Mar 27, 2014

49 percent of chemicals removed from Syria, watchdog tells UN

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, with the rest expected to leave by the end of April. #United Nations #Syria #NewsTracker #chemical weapons in Syria #chemical weapons attack
Syria makes 'excellent' start on chemical weapon disarmament: Officials

Oct 07, 2013

Syria makes 'excellent' start on chemical weapon disarmament: Officials

Syria won foreign praise on Monday for starting to destroy its chemical arsenal, although an opposition activist said the world was merely giving President Bashar al-Assad time to kill more people with conventional weapons #Syria #Damascus #USA #Bashar al-Assad #Chemical weapons #John Kerry #chemical weapons in Syria #US-Syria ties
Aid workers need access to Syria in case of ceasefire: UN official

Sep 24, 2013

Aid workers need access to Syria in case of ceasefire: UN official

Aid workers must be given access if parts of Syria come under a cease-fire to allow chemical weapons experts to try to bring the country's stockpile under international control, the head of the U.N.'s World Food Program said #United Nations #Ceasefire #Aid workers #Chemical weapons #Syrian War #chemical weapons in Syria #Un World Health Program #Ertharin Cousin
Kerry briefs Congress on plans to monitor Syria's chemical disarmament

Sep 18, 2013

Kerry briefs Congress on plans to monitor Syria's chemical disarmament

Secretary of State John Kerry told Congress on Tuesday that the United States will closely monitor every step of the plan for eliminating Syria's chemical weapons while maintaining a credible military threat against Bashar Assad's government #Barack Obama #United Nations #Syria #Russia #US congress #Geneva #Syrian rebels #Syrian civil war #John Kerry #chemical weapons in Syria #US intervention in Syria
Assad denies chemical weapons attack, dares US to produce evidence

Sep 09, 2013

Assad denies chemical weapons attack, dares US to produce evidence

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad denied that he was behind a chemical weapons attack on the Syrian people, as the White House on Sunday pressed ahead with the uphill effort of persuading Congress to approve a military strike to punish Assad. #Syria #Bashar al-Assad #Chemical warfare #Chemical weapons #Syrian War #chemical weapons in Syria #US intervention in Syria #US-Syria ties

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Assad denies chemical weapons attack, dares US to produce evidence

Jul 02, 2014

Syrian chemical weapons moved onto US ship for destruction

Cargo containers carrying hundreds of tons of Syrian chemical weapons were loaded onto a U.S. cargo ship Wednesday for destruction at sea, one of the final phases of the international effort to rid Syria of its chemical weapon stockpile...
Assad denies chemical weapons attack, dares US to produce evidence

Jun 23, 2014

U.N. says Syria has handed over last of declared chemical weapons

The last of Syria’s declared chemical weapons material was loaded onto a Danish vessel Monday for future destruction, marking a “major landmark” in the effort to do away with the nation’s toxic arsenal, an international oversight agency said...
Assad denies chemical weapons attack, dares US to produce evidence

Jun 23, 2014

Syria hands over last of declared chemical weapons, watchdog says

Syria on Monday handed over to Western governments the last of the chemical weapons stockpile that it has acknowledged having, although doubts remain about whether all toxic weapons have truly been removed from the increasingly unstable region... #Syria #Amsterdam