India can halt arms flowing to Syria: Activists
Jun 13, 2012
World | Reuters | Wednesday July 16, 2014
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged countries to enforce an international arms embargo and economic sanctions on the Islamic State militant group in a bid to weaken the insurgency that has taken control of large swathes of territory in Iraq and ...
World | Reuters | Wednesday July 9, 2014
Britain said on Wednesday it would destroy a further 50 tonnes of material from Syria's chemical weapons stockpile, taking the total amount it has agreed to process to 200 tonnes.
World | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday July 2, 2014
Rebels from northern and eastern Syria on Wednesday threatened to lay down their arms in a week if the country's exiled opposition does not help them fight the jihadist Islamic State (IS).
World | Agence France-Presse | Friday June 20, 2014
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Friday urged the Security Council to impose an arms embargo on Syria, in a rallying cry for international action to end the country's devastating civil war.
World | Reuters | Thursday June 5, 2014
Inspectors overseeing the destruction of Syria's chemical weapons arsenal have asked President Bashar al-Assad's government to clarify disparities in its original declaration on its cache of toxic gas, U.N. diplomats said on Wednesday.
World | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday May 14, 2014
The United Nations peace envoy for Syria threw in the towel after failing to start a meaningful dialogue, as France accused Damascus of continuing to use chemical weapons.
World | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday May 13, 2014
The Syrian regime is believed to have used chemical weapons including chlorine in 14 attacks since late 2013, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on Tuesday.
World | Associated Press | Friday May 9, 2014
Even after it surrenders 100 percent of its chemical weapons, Syria will have to take additional steps before achieving full compliance with commitments it made to eliminate its arsenal, the State Department's top arms control official said Friday.
World | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday April 29, 2014
An international rights group called on Tuesday for the UN Security Council to block the flow of weapons to Syria's regime, which it said was launching indiscriminate attacks with "barrel bombs".
World | Agence France-Presse | Sunday April 27, 2014
Syria still holds nearly eight percent of its chemical weapons arsenal as the deadline expired Sunday for it to be handed over, the task force charged with the operation said.
World | Agence France-Presse | Thursday March 6, 2014
Behind barbed wire fences at a top-security site in a German forest, workers in hazard suits will soon destroy remnants of Syrian chemical weapons of a type first tested here during World War I.
World | Reuters | Tuesday March 4, 2014
Syria has shipped out about a third of its chemical weapons stockpile, including mustard gas, for destruction abroad, the global chemical arms watchdog said on Tuesday.
World | Reuters | Tuesday February 11, 2014
Syria's ambassador to Russia said on Tuesday that the most dangerous elements of President Bashar al-Assad's chemical weapons stockpile will be removed from the country by March 1, the Interfax news agency reported.
World | Agence France-Presse | Friday January 3, 2014
Turkey denied on Thursday local media reports that its security forces had seized a truck laden with weapons bound for Syria.
World | Agence France-Presse | Sunday December 29, 2013
Syria is "unlikely" to meet a December 31 deadline to move its most dangerous chemical arms out of the country, the United Nations acknowledged for the first time on Saturday.
World | Reuters | Friday December 13, 2013
Chemical weapons were likely used in five out of seven attacks investigated by U.N. experts in Syria, where a 2 1/2-year civil war has killed more than 100,000 people
World | Reuters | Thursday November 14, 2013
Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed the conflict in Syria with President Bashar al-Assad by phone in their first talks in more than two years, praising his readiness to send delegates to peace talks and destroy chemical arms, the Kremlin said.
World | Reuters | Thursday October 31, 2013
Syria has destroyed all of its declared chemical weapons production and mixing facilities, the international chemical weapons watchdog said.
World | Agence France-Presse | Sunday October 27, 2013
Syria handed over a detailed plan to destroy its chemical stockpile on time, international watchdog OPCW said today.
World | Reuters | Wednesday October 2, 2013
Global powers are "on the right track" with a plan to eliminate Syria's chemical weapons and can avert military intervention in the conflict if they work together, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday.