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Chemical Weapons
15:58, 16 April 2018 Monday

390 chemical weapon use allegations recorded in Syria

UK envoy to chemical weapons watchdog says no other group but Assad regime could have carried out Douma attack

12:57, 16 April 2018 Monday

The OPCW Ridding the world of chemical weapons

Experts from the world's chemical weapons watchdog were Monday to hold emergency talks on allegations of a poison gas attack in the Syrian town of Douma.

17:48, 23 January 2018 Tuesday

France imposes sanctions over chemical weapons

Imposed on various people and companies, sanctions came over links to Syrian chemical weapons

09:20, 05 April 2017 Wednesday

World condemns chemical attack in Syria again

World leaders again condemned what monitors and activists reported to be a suspected chemical attack in Idlib that left at least 100 people dead.

13:40, 25 March 2017 Saturday

Russia China seek chemical weapons probe in Iraq

Russia and China then presented a draft resolution that "seeks to expand the work of the Joint Investigative Mechanism to Iraq," Rycroft said, adding that Britain opposes the measure.

08:57, 23 July 2016 Saturday

Libya to destroy chemical weapons

Libya has made moves, with the backing of the UN to get rid of its chemical weapons

10:08, 08 September 2015 Tuesday

Germany confirms mustard gas use by ISIL in Iraq

German intelligence agency claims to gather proof of armed group using chemical weapons

10:19, 26 August 2015 Wednesday

Has the red line not been crossed

Two years after the sarin gas attack, the people of Douma are still massacred

16:30, 25 August 2015 Tuesday

Survivors remember Ghouta chemical massacre

Over 1,400 civilians were killed in Ghouta, eastern Damascus, by chemical weapons and nerve agents on Aug. 21, 2013

17:01, 19 January 2015 Monday

Syria begins destruction of chemical weapons facilities

The destruction of 12 chemical weapons facilities in Syria has started but it is months behind the schedule due to winter storms.

12:29, 03 December 2014 Wednesday

UN panel urges Israel to give up nuclear arms

UN General Assembly Committee approves draft resolution demanding Israel put its nuclear arsenal under international scrutiny.

13:14, 02 December 2014 Tuesday

Iraqi army retakes chemical weapons site from ISIL

Iraqi government forces had managed to oust ISIL from the compound, where two sealed bunkers contain stockpiles of old chemicals, rockets and equipment

12:56, 10 November 2014 Monday

Five nuclear engineers one of them Iranian killed in Syria

The engineers were shot dead as they were travelling in a small convoy to a research centre near the northeastern district of Barzeh, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

13:34, 17 September 2014 Wednesday

Russia and West at odds over Syria at U N

One Western diplomat said Syria still had questions to answer and it was not yet time to take it off the agenda.

09:26, 15 September 2014 Monday

Turkey urges UN to act over chlorine gas use in

Evidence found that chlorine gas was used “systematically and repeatedly” in northern Syria earlier this year, according to research conducted by OPCW.

09:39, 11 September 2014 Thursday

Chlorine gas used 'systematically' in Syria

Ahmet Uzumcu, the head of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, said chlorine gas was used “systematically and repeatedly” in villages in northern Syria.

09:36, 10 September 2014 Wednesday

Germany begins incinerating Syria s toxic chemicals

A special site in Munster, in northern Germany, will destroy toxic chemicals, which had previously been neutralized in the American vessel, Cape Ray.

09:32, 29 August 2014 Friday

Syrian chemical weapons 94 percent destroyed

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons has declared Syria's most dangerous chemical weapons totally destroyed.

09:46, 19 August 2014 Tuesday

US Syrian chemical weapons destruction complete

The Syrian regime's chemical weapons have been destroyed almost a year after nearly 1,500 civilians killed in attack on Damascus suburb.

11:10, 16 July 2014 Wednesday

Syria chemical stockpile arrive in the UK

UK to destroy significant proportion of Syrian President Bashar Assad's stockpile.

10:58, 10 July 2014 Thursday

Seized nuclear material in Iraq quot low grade quot -

Iraq's U.N. Ambassador Mohamed Ali Alhakim told U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in the letter that nearly 40 kilograms (88 pounds) of uranium compounds were kept at Mosul University.

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