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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
Syria Opposition accuses Assad forces of using 'poisonous gases'

Aug 21, 2013

Syria Opposition accuses Assad forces of using 'poisonous gases'

Syrian regime forces fired intense artillery and rocket barrages Wednesday on the eastern suburbs of the capital Damascus, in what two pro-opposition groups claimed was a "poisonous gas" attack that killed dozens of people. #Syria #NewsTracker #Bashar al-Assad #Syria opposition #chemical weapons in Syria
US keeps close watch on Syria, possible movement of chemical weapons

Aug 13, 2013

US keeps close watch on Syria, possible movement of chemical weapons

The United States is gaining more insight into Syria's moderate opposition but must watch carefully to determine when occasional collaboration with Islamist radicals might turn into real alliances, the top U.S. military officer said on Monday. #United States #NewsTracker #Bashar al-Assad #Syria violence #chemical weapons in Syria
UN expert team to probe chemical weapons allegations in Syria

Aug 02, 2013

UN expert team to probe chemical weapons allegations in Syria

A UN team tasked with investigating the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria is assembling in The Hague and will travel to Syria within the next few days, the UN has said. #Syria #NewsTracker #Syria violence #chemical weapons in Syria