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  • Syria Chemical Arms Team to Disband September 30, Probe to Go On: UN

    Syria Chemical Arms Team to Disband September 30, Probe to Go On: UN

    A joint mission of the United Nations and the global anti-chemical arms watchdog that has overseen the destruction of Syria's toxic gas stocks will shut down on Sept. 30 though a successor unit will continue investigating, the UN chief said.

  • Many Officers Under Saddam Are Now Islamic State Leaders

    Many Officers Under Saddam Are Now Islamic State Leaders

    As fighters for the Islamic State continue to seize territory, the group has quietly built an effective management structure of mostly middle-aged Iraqis, including many military officers under Saddam Hussein, overseeing departments of finance, arms,...

  • EU Gives European Governments Go-Ahead to Arm Iraqi Kurds

    EU Gives European Governments Go-Ahead to Arm Iraqi Kurds

    The European Union gave a green light on Friday to individual EU governments to supply arms and ammunition to Iraqi Kurds battling Islamist militants, provided they had the consent of authorities in Baghdad.

  • Seeing Iraq Horror, Europe Pledges Aid and Arms

    Seeing Iraq Horror, Europe Pledges Aid and Arms

    The European Union on Friday sought to forge a unified response to the rapid advance of Islamic militants in Iraq and the resulting refugee crisis, with several EU nations pledging more humanitarian aid and raising the possibility of directly arming ...

  • UN Chief Urges Countries to Enforce Sanctions on Islamic State

    UN Chief Urges Countries to Enforce Sanctions on Islamic State

    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 ...

  • Britain to Destroy Extra 50 Tonnes of Syrian Arms Chemicals

    Britain to Destroy Extra 50 Tonnes of Syrian Arms Chemicals

    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.

  • Syria Rebels Will 'Lay Down Arms' if No Aid to Fight IS

    Syria Rebels Will 'Lay Down Arms' if No Aid to Fight IS

    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).

  • UN Chief Demands Arms Embargo on Syria

    UN Chief Demands Arms Embargo on Syria

    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.

  • Inspectors Press Syria on Chemical Arms "Discrepancies": Envoys

    Inspectors Press Syria on Chemical Arms 'Discrepancies': Envoys

    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.

  • Syria Peace Envoy Quits Amid New Chemical Arms Fears

    Syria Peace Envoy Quits Amid New Chemical Arms Fears

    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.

  • Syria May Have Used Chemical Arms 14 Times Since October

    Syria May Have Used Chemical Arms 14 Times Since October

    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.

  • Syrian Chemical Facilities Must be Destroyed: United States

    Syrian Chemical Facilities Must be Destroyed: United States

    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.

  • UN must block flow of arms to Syria: Human Rights Watch

    UN must block flow of arms to Syria: Human Rights Watch

    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".

  • Syria chemical deadline passes, 8% of arms remain: UN task force

    Syria chemical deadline passes, 8% of arms remain: UN task force

    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.

  • Germany to destroy Syria chemical arms at World War I era site

    Germany to destroy Syria chemical arms at World War I era site

    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.

  • Syria has relinquished about a third of its chemical weapons: OPCW

    Syria has relinquished about a third of its chemical weapons: OPCW

    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.

  • Dangerous chemical arms to be removed by March 1: envoy

    Dangerous chemical arms to be removed by March 1: envoy

    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.

  • Turkey denies reports of arms shipment to Syria

    Turkey denies reports of arms shipment to Syria

    Turkey denied on Thursday local media reports that its security forces had seized a truck laden with weapons bound for Syria.

  • Syria 'unlikely' to meet chemical deadline: UN

    Syria 'unlikely' to meet chemical deadline: UN

    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.

  • UN confirms chemical arms were used repeatedly in Syria

    UN confirms chemical arms were used repeatedly in Syria

    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

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