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  • FILE - In this photo released Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, samples brought back by the U.N. chemical weapons inspection team are checked in upon their arrival at The Hague, Netherlands. An official at the global chemical weapons watchdog says Syria has completed destruction of critical equipment for producing chemical weapons and filling munitions with poison gas. The official spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday, Oct. 31, because the OPCW had not yet made the announcement public. (AP Photo/OPCW, Henry Arvidsson, File)

    Watchdog: Syria Destroyed Chemical Arms Equipment

    BEIRUT (AP) — Syria has completed the destruction of equipment used to produce chemical weapons, a global watchdog said Thursday, meeting another deadline in an ambitious timeline to eliminate the country’s entire stockpile by mid-2014. The announcement highlights President Bashar […]

  • A general view shows damaged buildings along a deserted street in the Damascus suburb of Zamalka September 30, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer

    Syria Submits Further Details Of Its Chemical Arms Program

    UNITED NATIONS  – Syria has given international experts additional details about its chemical weapons program that go beyond a September 21 declaration of its poison gas arsenal, the United Nations said on Friday. The team consists of experts from the Organization for […]

  • U.S., Russia Agree On Syria U.N. Chemical Arms Measure

    U.S., Russia Agree On Syria U.N. Chemical Arms Measure

    UNITED NATIONS – Ending weeks of diplomatic deadlock, the United States and Russia reached an agreement on Thursday on a draft U.N. Security Council resolution aimed at ridding Syria of its chemical weapons arsenal. Samantha Power, the U.S. ambassador to the United […]

  • U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

    Ban: U.N. Report Expected To Confirm Chemical Arms Used In Syria

    UNITED NATIONS – A report by U.N. chemical weapons experts will likely confirm that poison gas was used in an August 21 attack on Damascus suburbs that killed hundreds of people, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Friday. “I believe that […]

  • In this Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013 photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, a Syrian government solider aims his weapon during clashes with Free Syrian Army fighters, not pictured, in Maaloula village, northeast of the capital Damascus, Syria. Heavy fighting between Syrian government troops and rebels flared again on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013 in the ancient, predominantly Christian village of Maaloula. Troops are trying to flush out rebel units, including two that are linked to al-Qaida, from the hilltop enclave which they broke into last week. (AP Photo/SANA)

    Syrian Rebels Blast Russian Offer On Chemical Arms

    BEIRUT  — Syria’s top rebel commander called Thursday for regime officials to be put on trial for carrying out an alleged chemical attack near Damascus that killed hundreds last month, blasting a Russian proposal for securing the country’s chemical arsenal. […]

  • Ali Haidar, the Syrian Minister for Reconciliation Affairs, speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Damascus, Syria on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013. Cabinet minister Ali Haidar said Syria’s acceptance of a Russian initiative to relinquish its chemical weapons is a sign of strength and that by agreeing to the proposal, Syria has taken away one of the pretexts for war against Syria although he says the threat of foreign military action remains. (AP Photo)

    Privately, U.N Talks Begin On Syria Chemical Arms

    DAMASCUS, Syria — Tense negotiations have begun on a proposed U.N. resolution that would put Syria’s chemical weapons under international control and end a diplomatic stalemate over a deadly suspected poison gas attack, a French official said Wednesday. The plan […]

  • Kerry: Syrian Surrender Of Chemical Arms Could Stop U.S. Attack

    Kerry: Syrian Surrender Of Chemical Arms Could Stop U.S. Attack

    LONDON – Syrian President Bashar al-Assad could avoid a U.S. military strike by surrendering all his chemical weapons within a week, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Monday, but immediately made clear he was not making a serious […]

  • Secretary of State John Kerry speaks at the State Department in Washington, Monday, Aug. 26, 2013, about the situation in Syria. Kerry said chemical weapons were used in Syria, and accused Assad of destroying evidence. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

    Kerry: Chemical Arms Use In Syria Has Consequences

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry says there is “undeniable” evidence of a large-scale chemical weapons attack in Syria, with intelligence strongly pointing to Bashar Assad’s government – a claim Assad calls “preposterous.” Kerry said Monday that international […]


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