Quantcast
Home » Topics » chemical weapons

Syria fails to destroy 8 percent of its chemical weapons material

Syria has 8% of chemical material left: monitor (via AFP) Syria still holds around eight percent of its chemical weapons material, missing a deadline to remove or destroy it all, the mission overseeing the destruction of its arsenal said Sunday. Despite the slip, the head of the mission, Sigrid Kaag,…

Chemical watchdog OPCW accepts Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo

The world chemical weapons watchdog accepted the Nobel Peace Prize Tuesday in Oslo, where it was praised for positive developments in Syria. “With this year’s prize, we prompt those states that have not acceded to the (Chemical Weapons) Convention to do so,” the chairman of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, Thorbjoern…

UN chemical arms experts arrive in Syrian capital

A team of UN chemical weapons experts arrived in the Syrian capital Damascus on Wednesday, an AFP correspondent said, ahead of new investigations into the use of the banned arms. The team, led by chief expert Ake Sellstrom, flew into the Lebanese capital Beirut on Wednesday morning, before continuing by…

Russia says UN Syria resolution could ‘mention’ Chapter VII which allows force or tough sanctions

A UN Security Council resolution on Syria could mention Chapter VII of the UN Charter which allows force or tough sanctions, but only as a measure that could be invoked if an accord on chemical weapons is violated, a top Russian diplomat said Tuesday. “Chapter VII can be mentioned only…

President Bashar Assad tells CBS: U.S. will ‘pay the price’ if it attacks Syria

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad warned Washington on Monday to brace for retaliation if US forces attacked his war-torn country, as he denied using chemical weapons against his people. “You’re going to pay the price if you’re not wise. There are going to be repercussions,” Assad told CBS television’s “This Morning.”…

British Foreign Secretary Hague urges strong response to chemical weapons use in Syria

British Foreign Secretary William Hague called on Sunday for a strong response to the use of chemical weapons in Syria, saying the issue went wider than the conflict in the Middle Eastern country. Hague said that although the British parliament had rejected joining military action against Syria, he backed anticipated…

Pope Francis: War leads to more war

Pope Francis has called for the world to unite in a day of fasting and prayer for Syria on Saturday and said “God and history” would judge anyone using chemical weapons. “May the cry for peace enter the hearts of everyone so that they may all lay down their weapons,”…

Putin demands U.S. prove Syria chemical weapons use

Russian President Vladimir Putin demanded on Saturday that the United States shows proof that the Syrian regime used chemical weapons, arguing that failure to do so would mean that none exists. “Regarding the position of our American colleagues, who affirm that government troops used… chemical weapons, and say that they…

UN postpones Syria chemical weapons investigation over ‘safety’

The United Nations has postponed a planned new visit by chemical weapons experts to a site near Damascus on Tuesday over “safety” fears, a spokesman said. A sniper attack on the experts Monday forced the review of the plan to return to the Damascus suburb of Ghouta, said UN spokesman…

Iranian President Hassan Rowhani points to chemical weapons use in Syria

Iranian President Hassan Rowhani on Saturday pointed to the use of chemical weapons in Syria, several days after opposition groups said chemical strikes near Damascus killed hundreds. “The situation prevailing in Syria today and the death of a certain number of innocent people caused by chemical weapons is very distressing,”…

Page 1 of 212
Google+