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State Dept. 'aware' of reported chemical attacks

State Department spokesman: Washington is aware of reports that chemical weapons were used in Syria, but can't confirm them.Elad Benari, 3/3/2016, 4:46 AM

UN team probing chemical attacks to visit Syria

UN team tasked with identifying those responsible for chemical attacks in Syria will begin investigations in early March.Ben Ariel, 2/23/2016, 5:16 AM

Syria's chemical arsenal completely destroyed

UN chemical weapons watchdog says Syria's arsenal has been completely destroyed after more than two years of work.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/6/2016, 5:12 AM

Watchdog finds traces of sarin exposure in Syria

OPCW says it has found that some people in Syria may have been exposed to sarin or a sarin-like gas.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/5/2016, 5:44 AM

Hagel: Obama hurt his credibility

Former Defense Secretary criticizes President Obama for his failure to follow up on a warning to Syria about using chemical weapons.Ben Ariel, 12/20/2015, 6:05 AM

Syria denies using chemical weapons in civil war

Syria tells global watchdog it is fully cooperating with the destruction of its toxic stockpile, as agreed upon in 2013.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/1/2015, 12:14 AM

Watchdog 'concerned' over Syria chemical weapons

Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons calls for those behind chemical attacks in Syria to be held accountable.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/24/2015, 3:45 AM

OPCW 'confident' mustard gas was used in Syria

UN chemical weapons watchdog confirms mustard gas was used in Syria in August, and also reports yet another chlorine attack.Ben Ariel, Canada, 11/6/2015, 8:54 PM

UN watchdog: Mustard gas was used in Syria

OPCW source says it has been concluded that mustard gas was used during fighting in Syria, but can't say who used it.Ben Ariel, 11/6/2015, 2:15 AM

Russia Delaying Syrian Chemical Weapons Probe

Diplomats say Russia is delaying the launch of UN investigation aimed at assigning blame for chemical weapon attacks in Syria.Ben Ariel, 9/3/2015, 6:45 AM

Security Council Approves Syria Chemicals Probe

UN Security Council votes unanimously to set up a panel to identify who is behind deadly chlorine gas attacks in Syria.Ben Ariel, Canada, 8/7/2015, 10:03 PM

Will Perpetrators of Syria Attacks be Identified?

United States and Russia agree on draft UN resolution aimed at identifying the perpetrators of chemical weapons attacks in Syria.Ben Ariel, 8/6/2015, 5:43 AM

White House Concerned Over Syrian Chemical Weapons

White House concerned over the fact that undeclared traces of chemical weapons were found in Syria.Ben Ariel, 5/14/2015, 2:46 AM

Diplomats: Sarin and VX Found in Syria

International inspectors have found traces of sarin and VX nerve agent in Syria that had not been declared to the OPCW.Elad Benari, Canada, 5/9/2015, 1:04 AM

Syria Destroys Three Chemical Weapons Sites

In latest report, OPCW says Syria has destroyed three of its 12 chemical weapons production sites.Ben Ariel, 3/26/2015, 5:46 AM

UN Head of Disarmament Steps Down

Representative in charge of disarming Syria's chemical weapons steps down, will be replaced by adviser to Ban Ki-Moon.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/25/2015, 8:14 AM

UN Investigators Confident Chlorine Used in Syria

Chemical weapons investigators conclude "with a high degree of confidence" that chlorine gas was used in Syria last year.Ben Ariel, 1/7/2015, 5:44 AM

Syria Declares Four More Chemical Facilities

Syria declares four chemical weapons facilities it had not mentioned before, raising concerns among the West.Ben Ariel, 10/8/2014, 1:42 AM

Panetta Criticizes Obama Over Failure in Syria

In new book, former defense chief criticizes Obama's backtracking on action in Syria over its use of chemical weapons.Ben Ariel, 10/5/2014, 6:33 AM

Kerry: Assad Will be Held to Account Over Chlorine

Secretary of State John warns Assad's regime it would be held to account for using chlorine gas against civilians.Ben Ariel, 9/22/2014, 2:12 AM

Kerry: Assad Violated Chemical Weapons Treaty

Secretary of State says there is evidence that Syrian President is using chlorine gas “in violation” of a global chemical weapons treaty.Ben Ariel, 9/19/2014, 5:15 AM

Israel: Syria Has Retained Some Chemicals

Israel believes Syria has retained caches of combat-ready chemical weapons after giving up raw materials, says senior Israeli official.Ben Ariel, 9/19/2014, 1:13 AM

OPCW Confirms Chlorine Gas was Used in Syria

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons says it found "compelling confirmation" of the use of chlorine gas in Syria.Ben Ariel, 9/11/2014, 3:15 AM

U.S. Concerned Terrorists Will Seize Chemicals

Washington concerned that the most dangerous terrorist groups could get a hold of chemical weapons if Syria is hiding any stockpiles.Ben Ariel, 9/5/2014, 5:12 AM

Obama: Syria's Chemicals Eliminated

U.S. President announces that Syria's declared chemical weapons stockpile has been eliminated, says it's "an important achievement".Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/19/2014, 3:45 AM

Three Quarters of Syria's Chemicals Destroyed

Three quarters of Syria’s chemical stockpile has been destroyed, says Organization for the Prevention of Chemical Weapons.Elad Benari, 8/8/2014, 4:16 AM

UN Chemical Experts to Return to Syria Next Month

A team of chemical weapons experts will travel to Syria next month to follow up on Damascus' pledge to hand over its arsenal.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/6/2014, 5:47 AM

Syrian Chemical Weapons Loaded onto American Ship

Syrian chemical weapons loaded onto a the MV Cape Ray, a day after it arrived in the southern Italian port of Gioia Tauro.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/3/2014, 4:42 AM

U.S. Ship in Italy to Destroy Syria's Chemicals

MV Cape Ray arrives in southern Italy for the transfer and destruction of 1,300 tons of Syrian chemical weapons.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/2/2014, 4:44 AM

Syria Ships Out Last Declared Chemical Stockpile

OPCW says the final stockpile of Syria's chemical weapons has been shipped out of the country.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/24/2014, 5:44 AM

Inspectors: Chlorine Gas Likely Used in Syria

Chemical weapons inspectors say they found information suggesting that chlorine gas had been used in Syria.Elad Benari, 6/18/2014, 2:46 AM

Chlorine Gas in Syria? Results 'Inconclusive'

Paris backpedals on statements accusing Syrian regime of using chlorine gas after lab tests prove nothing.Tova Dvorin, 6/6/2014, 12:56 PM

Kerry: 'Raw Data' Suggests Syria Used Chlorine Gas

U.S. Secretary of State says he has seen “raw data” indicating that the Syrian government has used chlorine gas in a “number of instances”.Elad Benari, 5/16/2014, 3:14 AM

France: Too Bad Obama Didn't Strike in Syria

France's Foreign Minister says the Syrian regime is believed to have used chemical weapons 14 times since late 2013.Elad Benari, 5/14/2014, 5:13 AM

Destruction of Syria's Chemicals Nearly Complete

Syria has nearly completed surrendering its chemical weapons stockpile, say UN and OPCW.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/25/2014, 3:44 AM

Chlorine Gas a Loophole in OPCW Agreement?

Claim: International agreement banned sarin gas, but not chlorine - leading Syria to use the loophole in more attacks.Tova Dvorin, 4/23/2014, 8:37 AM

Syria Submits 'Specific' List of Chemical Weapons

'Discrepancies' were found in the original list Syria provided to the joint mission, officials claim, amidst rumors of more attacks.Tova Dvorin, 4/18/2014, 10:10 AM

Report: Another Chemical Weapons Attack in Syria?

Israeli defense officials believe Assad's forces have attacked again in Damascus - twice.Tova Dvorin, 4/7/2014, 9:58 PM

Syrian Opposition Accuses Assad of Chemical Attack

Syrian opposition activists claim Assad’s forces used chemical weapons in the Jobar neighborhood of Damascus on Thursday.Elad Benari, Canada, 4/4/2014, 9:00 PM

Only Half of Syria's Chemical Weapons Removed

OPCW reports a mere 34.8% of the most lethal Priority 1 chemicals removed, same day Syrian army conquers Crusader castle.Ari Yashar, 3/21/2014, 4:55 PM

Syria to Miss Another Deadline

Sources at the OPCW predict that Damascus will miss March 15 deadline to destroy 12 declared production facilities.Elad Benari, 3/7/2014, 4:15 AM

March 'Critical' for Syria Chemical Operation

March will be a "critical" month for the operation to remove Syria's chemical weapons, says UN official tasked with overseeing the mission.Elad Benari, 3/6/2014, 6:15 AM

NATO, Russia in Talks on Syria Chemical Arms

Despite tensions over Ukraine, NATO and Russia are discussing a joint mission to protect a U.S. ship that will destroy Syria's chemicals.Elad Benari, 2/28/2014, 3:42 AM

Syria Wants 100 More Days to Destroy Chemicals

Syria submits a new 100-day plan for the removal of its chemical weapons, but the world is not impressed.Elad Benari, Canada, 2/21/2014, 11:04 PM

EU Gives OPCW Money to Destroy Syria's Chemicals

EU signs over 12 million euros to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).Elad Benari, 2/18/2014, 6:13 AM

Third Chemical Weapons Shipment Leaves Syria

OPCW announces third shipment of Syrian chemical weapons shipped after US denounces Assad over dragging his feet.Tova Dvorin, 2/11/2014, 11:26 AM

British PM: Destruction of Syria's Chemicals Slow

British Prime Minister David Cameron expresses concern over the to destroy Syria’s chemical weapons, says it is going too slow.Elad Benari, 2/6/2014, 3:45 AM

NATO Prepared to Help Destroy Syrian Chemicals

Elements of NATO are ready to destroy Syria’s chemical weapons arsenal, says official.Elad Benari, 2/3/2014, 3:43 AM

Kerry Warns Assad on Chemical Weapons

Kerry warns Assad there will be consequences if he fails to live up to agreements on removing his chemical weapons.Elad Benari, Canada, 1/31/2014, 11:09 PM

U.S. Warns Against Syria's Biological Weapons

The Syrian regime may now have the ability to produce biological weapons, warns James Clapper.Elad Benari, 1/30/2014, 6:15 AM

Syria to Miss Another Deadline in Chemical Removal

OPCW head says a March 31 deadline for destruction of "priority A" chemicals will be missed.Elad Benari, 1/17/2014, 6:13 AM

Britain to Help Destroy Syria's Chemical Weapons

Britain to provide the U.S. equipment and training to help it destroy Syria's chemical weapons arsenal more quickly.Elad Benari, 1/14/2014, 5:09 AM

OPCW: Assad Taking Too Long Over Chemical Weapons

Watchdog group accuses Assad government of not handing over full weapons stash fast enough.Tova Dvorin, 1/8/2014, 5:01 PM

First Batch of Chemicals Shipped Out of Syria

Syria moves the first batch of chemical weapon materials out of the country, reports OPCW.Elad Benari, 1/8/2014, 2:44 AM

Syria Says Rebels Attacked Chemical Weapons Sites

Syria accuses "terrorists" of recently attacking two sites where chemical arms were stored.Elad Benari, 12/25/2013, 4:43 AM

Britain to Help in Syria Chemicals Operation

Britain to provide a navy ship to secure the removal of chemical weapons from Syria.Elad Benari, Canada, 12/20/2013, 10:17 PM

Russia Joins Effort to Remove Syria's Chemicals

Russia will send armored trucks to Syria as part of an international effort to remove its chemical weapons, says OPCW.Elad Benari, 12/19/2013, 4:16 AM