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  1. News - World

    Syrian FM: Syria will declare its chemical weapons arsenal, sign chemical weapons convention

    Posted Sep 11th 2013, 02:26am by AP

    ... BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian FM: Syria will declare its chemical weapons arsenal, sign chemical weapons convention. ...

  2. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar journalists on trial for reporting on alleged chemical weapons factory

    Posted Feb 16th 2014, 06:40pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Yangon Myanmar reporters on trial over 'chemical weapons factory' story Myanmar police have charged five journalists with "disclosing state secrets" after their newspaper carried a story about an alleged chemical weapons factory, state media reported yesterday. The trial of four reporters and the head of Unity Journal began on February 14 in Pakokku, a town ...

  3. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria misses another deadline for surrender of its chemical weapons

    Posted Feb 06th 2014, 09:26pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian in Beirut, Lebanon Yet another chemical weapons deadline missed Syria claims it remains committed to destroying its chemical weapons arsenal by the middle of this year despite ... for destruction. By Wednesday, more than 90 per cent should have been surrendered under a pact with the UN and the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. Neither body would comment ...

  4. News - World - SYRIA

    Russia says Syria to ship more chemical weapons, attend talks

    Posted Feb 04th 2014, 06:56pm by Reuters

    ... for destruction under a deal to eliminate its chemical weapons arsenal. The statements appeared intended to ease Western concerns about President Bashar al-Assad’s commitment to a peace process ... the destruction of its chemical weapons... Bashar al-Assad’s government must respect the commitments that it has made,” French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on Europe 1 radio on Tuesday. Russia has ...

  5. News - World - SYRIA CONFLICT

    US ship departs on mission to destroy Syria's chemical weapons arsenal

    Posted Jan 28th 2014, 01:03pm by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... wrote in the letter released by the Defence Department. “You will be destroying at sea one of the world’s largest stockpiles of chemical weapons and helping make a safer world,” he wrote. ... Agence France-Presse in Washington American vessel will travel to Italy where it will take delivery of Syria's chemical agents before making them safe at a secret marine location ...

  6. News - World

    Syria ’unlikely’ to meet chemical deadline: UN

    Posted Dec 29th 2013, 11:21am by AFP

    ... for the first time Saturday. The UN and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) said “important progress” has been made on eliminating Syria’s banned weapons, but called ... an internationally agreed plan, the chemicals will be taken to a port in Italy where they are to be transported to a US Navy ship specially fitted with equipment to destroy the weapons at sea, according ...

  7. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    China helps remove chemical weapons from Syria in ‘commitment' to international peace

    Posted Jan 08th 2014, 12:21pm by DARREN WEE

    ... Darren Wee darren.wee@scmp.com China helped escort the first batch of chemical weapons out of Syria yesterday as part of a joint mission to disarm the country. The Chinese frigate Yancheng ... for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, and the country’s participation showed its commitment to maintaining international peace and safety as a permanent member of the council. China and Russia have vetoed ...

  8. News - China - SYRIA CONFLICT

    Chinese warship in Cyprus to aid Syrian chemical weapons removal

    Posted Jan 04th 2014, 08:13pm by Reuters in Limassol

    ... Reuters in Limassol The Yancheng, a missile frigate on its way to escort a convoy carrying chemical weapons from Syria docked in Cyprus on Saturday where it was greeted by Chinese nationals A Chinese frigate which will help escort Syria’s stockpile of chemical weapons out of the country docked in Cyprus on Saturday as part of a delayed international mission. The Yancheng, ...

  9. News - World - SYRIAN CONFLICT

    MV Cape Ray prepares to destroy Syria’s chemical weapons at sea

    Posted Jan 03rd 2014, 01:38pm by AFP

    ... brokered by Russia and the United States, Syria was supposed to remove its key chemical weapons components by the end of last year. But the country’s raging civil war, logistical problems and bad weather have held up plans to move chemical agents out of Syria to the port of Latakia, according to the joint UN-Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) mission overseeing ...

  10. News - World - NORWAY

    Anti-chemical-weapons watchdog accepts 2013 Nobel Peace Prize

    Posted Dec 11th 2013, 10:36pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Oslo Watchdog receives peace prize and its leader recalls 'nefarious legacy' of warfare's toxic tools Nobel day for anti-chemical weapons group Recalling the "burning, blinding and suffocating" horrors of chemical weapons, the head of a watchdog group trying to consign them to history accepted the Nobel Peace Prize. Fellow winners in medicine, ...




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