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Syria condemned at toxic arms watchdog over sarin attacks

Jul 09, 2020 - 9:40 PM

Only Russia, China, and Iran vote against the decision at the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons' executive council accusing Syria of breaching the Chemical Weapons Convention

OPCW. This picture taken on April 20, 2017 shows the logo of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons at the headquarters in The Hague. File photo by John Thys/AFP

Watchdog blames Syria for chemical weapons attacks

Apr 08, 2020 - 11:13 PM

(UPDATED) The findings come in the first report from a new investigative team set up by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons to identify the perpetrators of attacks in Syria's ongoing nine-year-long civil war

2017 ATTACK. Syrian gather on July 12, 2017 at a destroyed building in Khan Sheikhun, a rebel-held town in the northwestern Syrian Idlib province, 100 days following a suspected toxic gas attack that was reported to have killed 88 people, including 31 children. File photo by Omar haj kadour/AFP

Experts take samples from site of alleged Syria gas attack

Apr 22, 2018 - 12:35 AM

Analysts say that if toxic chemicals were used, OPCW inspectors would still be able to find important traces in clothes, walls, rocks and soil in Douma, although their potency decreases with time

OPCW. The logo of OPCW (Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons) at the headquarters in The Hague. File photo by John Thys/AFP

UN in security talks with Syria after chemical probe put on hold

Apr 19, 2018 - 1:45 PM

The United Nations Department of Safety and Security is trying to make arrangements for fact-finding experts to travel to Douma 'at the earliest possible time'

Britain accuses 'reckless Russia' of breaking chemical arms ban

Apr 19, 2018 - 8:38 AM

The accusations come as diplomats from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons meet behind closed-doors in The Hague to discuss the crisis

THE SKRIPALS' POISONING. British Military personnel wearing protective coveralls work to remove a vehicle connected to the March 4 nerve agent attack in Salisbury, from a residential street in Gillingham, southeast England on March 14, 2018. File photo by Adrian Dennis/AFP

Chemical inspectors await all-clear to begin work in Syria's Douma

Apr 18, 2018 - 9:10 AM

Syrian Ambassador Bashar Jaafari tells a meeting of the UN Security Council that the team of experts will begin work on Wednesday, April 18, once they receive the all-clear from the security detail

DOUMA. The former rebel Syrian town of Douma on the outskirts of Damascus is seen on April 17, 2018 after the Syrian army declared that all anti-regime forces have left Eastern Ghouta, following a blistering two month offensive on the rebel enclave. AFP/STRINGER

Russia slams watchdog probe of alleged Syria chemical attack

Apr 14, 2017 - 10:17 PM

We consider it unacceptable to analyze events from a distance says Russia s foreign minister in criticizing the OPCW

Dozens killed in Syria, watchdog to probe chlorine claims

Apr 30, 2014 - 12:18 PM

The regime and rebels have blamed each other for using chlorine in at least one attack

ALMOST THERE. Syria's chemical weapons are due to be destroyed by June 30. A majority of storage and productions sites are now closed, according to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical and the United Nations. File photo by Evert-Jan Daniels/EPA

Syria has 8% of chemical material left – monitor

Apr 28, 2014 - 12:51 AM

The country misses a crucial deadline but the watchdog overseeing the mission is still hopeful a June 30 deadline for the complete destruction of the chemical arms would be met

Syria chemical handover nearly complete – watchdog

Apr 24, 2014 - 11:51 PM

Damascus had pledged to have all of its stockpile removed from the war ravaged country by Sunday April 27

ALMOST THERE. Syria's chemical weapons are due to be destroyed by June 30. A majority of storage and productions sites are now closed, according to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical and the United Nations. File photo by Evert-Jan Daniels/EPA

Chemical arms watchdog split on Syria delays

Feb 22, 2014 - 8:15 AM

So far just 11 of Syria s 1 200 tonnes of dangerous chemicals have been taken out of the country

DELAYING TACTICS? An Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) says the Syrian government puts effort 'into excuses, instead of actions' File photo by Evert-Jan Daniels/EPA

Syria to miss chemical destruction deadline: sources

Feb 20, 2014 - 11:37 PM

Syria will miss a UN backed June 30 deadline to destroy its chemical arsenal possibly by several months sources say

EU offers 12M euros to destroy Syria chemical arms

Feb 17, 2014 - 9:22 PM

The EU signed over 12 million euros to the OPCW to help pay for the dismantling of Syria s chemical weapons program

DISMANTLING. This logo of the OPCW is pictured outside its building in The Hague, The Netherlands, August 31, 2013. Photo by Evert-Jan Daniels/EPA

US 'concerned' by Syria chemical weapons delay: Hagel

Jan 31, 2014 - 12:23 AM

Damascus had handed over less than 5 percent of the most dangerous chemicals in its armory according to the world s chemical watchdog

WEAPONS LACKING. During a 2-day visit to Poland, US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel (L) voiced concern over Syria's delay in handing over its chemical weapons arsenal. Photo by Janek Skarzynski/AFP

Chemical watchdog to name Syria arms port on Jan 16

Jan 13, 2014 - 11:06 PM

Weapons from Syria set to be destroyed by June 30 will arrive in a port in Italy by the end of January

MISSION TO DESTROY. All of Syria's chemical weapons are set to be destroyed by June 30, 2014. EPA/Evert-Jan Daniels

Syria misses deadline to remove chemical weapons

Jan 01, 2014 - 12:42 AM

No new date has been set for the mission to take the weapons out of Syria and destroy them at sea

DAMASCUS ARRIVAL. A convoy of UN vehicles carrying team of inspectors from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) arrives at the Four Season hotel in Damascus, Syria, 01 October 2013. EPA/Youssef Badawi

Chemical watchdog seals Syria arsenal destruction plan

Nov 16, 2013 - 8:10 AM

The most critical chemicals must be removed from Syria by the end of the year

ON A MISSION. Last October, inspectors from the Organisation of Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) arrived in Syria to carry out a plan to dismantle the country's chemical weapons production sites. Photo from EPA

Most Syria chemical arms to be destroyed abroad: Russia

Nov 01, 2013 - 10:39 PM

UPDATED The Chemical Weapons Convention bars countries from transporting their stockpiles to other nations But a UN resolution authorized member states to help transport the weapons stockpiles so they could be destroyed in the soonest and safest manner

Two Syria chemical sites inaccessible due to war: watchdog

Oct 28, 2013 - 11:10 PM

OPCW inspectors are having trouble getting to two chemical weapons sites due to the war in Syria

ON A MISSION. Inspectors from the Organization of Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) arrive in Syria to carry out a plan to dismantle the country's chemical weapons production sites. Photo from EPA

Sweden to assist in Syrian arsenal destruction

Oct 24, 2013 - 10:08 PM

The country will help destroy Syria s chemical arsenal by providing an airforce unit and a Lockheed C 130 Hercules

ON A MISSION. Inspectors from the Organization of Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) arrive in Syria to carry out a plan to dismantle the country's chemical weapons production sites. Photo from EPA

Chemical weapons watchdog wins Nobel Peace Prize

Oct 11, 2013 - 5:02 PM

UPDATED The UN backed OPCW was honored for its extensive efforts to eliminate chemical weapons Nobel Committee chairman Thorbjoern Jagland said

NOBEL WINNER. A file picture dated 31 August 2013 shows the flag of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in front of their building in The Hague, The Netherlands. EPA/Guus Schonewille

Nobel Peace Prize for Malala, Congolese doctor or OPCW?

Oct 11, 2013 - 12:37 PM

Who will win the Nobel Peace Prize? While many see Malala Yousafzai as the favorite more hot names are being bandied about

PEACE PRIZE CONTENDERS. Will Malala Yousafzai win the Nobel Peace Prize or will another hot name attain the honor? AFP PHOTO/ PETER MUHLY

Syria committed to chemical weapons deal: Assad

Sep 27, 2013 - 12:24 AM

Assad told Venezuelan TV station Telesur in an interview broadcast on Wednesday that he saw no obstacles to the deal under which Damascus will relinquish its chemical arms

Syria hands chemical data to world watchdog on time

Sep 21, 2013 - 7:39 PM

UPDATED The OPCW Technical Secretariat is currently reviewing the information received

Chemical watchdog examines Syria weapons details

Sep 21, 2013 - 12:27 PM

On the ground rebels agreed a truce with jihadists in a key border town while a senior Syrian official said Damascus wanted a ceasefire in the 30 month war

TAKING AIM. A rebel fighter fires at pro-government forces in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on September 20, 2013. AFP/Jalal al-Halabi

Syria submits chemical arsenal details to watchdog

Sep 21, 2013 - 12:32 AM

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons has received an initial disclosure from the Syrian government of its chemical weapons programme an OPCW statement said