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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

Aug 18, 2014

Obama Hails Elimination of Syria Chemical Weapons

(WASHINGTON) — President Barack Obama says the elimination of Syria’s declared chemical weapons stockpile marks an important achievement in the effort to counter the spread of weapons of mass destruction. But while hailing that achievement, Obama say... #Syria #Barack Obama
Assad denies chemical weapons attack, dares US to produce evidence

Aug 07, 2014

From Syria to Ukraine, social media opens up warfare

In 2013, Eliot Higgins used videos posted online from Syria to track weapons and pinpoint a chemical strike in Damascus from a computer in the English Midlands. This year, the..... #Damascus, Syria #Syria
Assad denies chemical weapons attack, dares US to produce evidence

Aug 21, 2014

Group: Justice elusive year after Syria gas attack

(AP) -- One year after the deadly chemical attack on rebel-held areas outside Damascus, the victims and their families have yet to see those behind the mass killings held responsible, a human rights group said Thursday. In the early hours of Aug. 21,... #Damascus, Syria #Syria #Middle East #Barack Obama #North Africa #Human Rights Watch