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Chemical watchdog condemns both Syria and ISIS

Executive body of global chemical arms watchdog condemns both Syria and ISIS for using toxic weapons.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 11/11/2016, 10:34 PM

UN inquiry blames Syrian military for chlorine attacks

UN inquiry identifies two Syrian Air Force helicopter squadrons and two other units in chlorine gas attacks, says Western diplomat.Ben Ariel, Canada, 9/17/2016, 12:20 AM

Russia rejects UN findings on Syrian chemical weapons

Russia says findings of a UN-led investigation on Syrian chemical attack are not conclusive enough to trigger sanctions.Ben Ariel, 8/31/2016, 6:42 AM

Watchdog demands Syria explain chemical warfare agents

OPCW pressing Syria to explain why it still has four undeclared chemical warfare agents.Ben Ariel, 7/14/2016, 5:42 AM

OPCW: 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

UN 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

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

Global watchdog voices 'concern' over chemical arms use in Syria

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' that 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

Chemical Watchdog 'Concerned' by ISIS Use of Mustard Gas

Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons voices serious concern over reports that ISIS used chemical weapons.Ben Ariel, 8/18/2015, 4:16 AM

Officials: Despite Inspections, Syria Kept its Chemical Arsenal

Inspectors reveal regime lied to them and hid chemical arsenal, but Western governments refused to press Assad.Ari Yashar, 7/24/2015, 11:00 AM

United States Wants UN to Investigate Syria Chlorine Attacks

United States asks Security Council to set up an investigative panel to identify those behind deadly chlorine gas attacks in Syria.Elad Benari, 7/10/2015, 3:13 AM

Entire Syrian Chemical Weapon Stock Destroyed

OPCW hails completion of 2-year mission to destroy Syria's sarin and mustard gas stores.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/17/2015, 7:03 PM

Diplomats: Traces of Undeclared 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

US to UN: Investigate Syrian Chemical Weapons Use

Diplomats say there is 'mounting evidence' of more chlorine gas attacks despite lengthy chemical removal process.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/6/2015, 7:45 PM

Assad Has 'Paid no Price for Chemical War Crimes'

UN Security Council hears evidence from doctors of chemical attacks; 'attacks come from helicopters - which only Assad has.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/16/2015, 10:29 PM

HRW: 'Strong Evidence' Syrian Regime Used Chlorine Gas Again

Pair of attacks in Idlib province likely from regime helicopters, rights group insists.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/14/2015, 2:01 PM

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

Syria Starts Razing Chemical Weapons Sites

OPCW: Syrian regime destroying terror tunnels, chemical smuggling routes in long-awaited move as part of international deal.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/19/2015, 8:49 PM

UN Investigators Highly Confident Chlorine Was 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

Report: ISIS Used Chemical Weapons Against Iraqi Forces

Rumored chlorine gas attack in Iraq raises questions - was the group's stronghold in Syria responsible for other attacks?Tova Dvorin, 10/24/2014, 2:31 PM

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

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

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

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 Say Chlorine Gas Was 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 Attacks in Syria? Investigations '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

Destruction of Syria's Chemical Weapons 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 to OPCW

'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

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 Yet Another Deadline in Chemical Weapons Operation

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

Official: 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

Syria Wants 100 More Days to Destroy Chemical Weapons

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

US Denies Reports of Another Chemical Weapons Attack in Syria

Alleged survivors of January attack turn to US for support; White House dismisses claims, says survivors 'can't get their story straight.'Tova Dvorin, 2/21/2014, 12:55 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

Amid Foot-Dragging, Syria Transfers Third Chemical Weapons Batch

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

Libya Completes Destruction of Qaddafi's Chemical Arsenal

Libya has completely destroyed the chemical arsenal it inherited from ousted leader of Muammar Qaddafi.Elad Benari, 2/5/2014, 6:12 AM

OPCW: Second Shipment of Chemical Weapons Removed from Syria

Watchdog organization overseeing destruction of Syria's chemical weapons announces that operation continues despite airstrike.Tova Dvorin, 1/28/2014, 2:42 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

OPCW: Assad Dragging His Feet on Chemical Weapons Dismantlement

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 Chemical Weapons 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 Misses Deadline on Most Dangerous Chemicals

First milestone in plan to destroy Syria's chemical weapons by mid 2014 missed, as most lethal weapons not shipped Dec. 31.Ari Yashar, 1/1/2014, 1:13 AM

OPCW: Syrian Chemical Weapons Removal to Miss Deadline

Organization in charge of destroying Syria's chemical weapons confirms Saturday that operation will miss December 31 deadline.Tova Dvorin, Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/28/2013, 9:06 PM

Russia Joins Effort to Remove Syria's Chemical Weapons

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

OPCW Head: Israel Should Renounce Chemical Weapons

Head of Nobel winner OPCW says Israel should join the Chemical Weapons Convention, just like Syria did.Elad Benari, 12/11/2013, 6:13 AM

Official: Home Front Command to Stop Producing Gas Masks

Senior official says budget for masks, which were distributed in a nationwide program earlier this year, will be evaluated in 6 months.Tova Dvorin, 12/9/2013, 4:02 PM

OPCW: Delays in Syrian Chemical Weapons Removal

Watchdog organization disposing of Syrian chemical arsenal says technical difficulties will delay Dec 31 'priority' weapon deadline.Ari Yashar, 12/9/2013, 2:18 PM

OPCW Destroys Syria's Unfilled Munitions

Plan to eliminate Syria's chemical weapons stockpile moving along, says the international chemical weapons watchdog.Elad Benari, Canada, 12/6/2013, 8:59 PM

Expert: Syrian Chemical Weapons' Could Pollute Mediterranean Sea

800 tons of chemicals to be dumped by US forces into the Mediterranean at the end of the month; expert warns it might damage ecology.Tova Dvorin, 12/4/2013, 7:31 PM

U.S. to Destroy Some Syrian Chemical Weapons at Sea

The United States will destroy the most dangerous of Syria’s chemical weapon stockpile on a ship at sea, says OCPW.Elad Benari, 12/1/2013, 5:00 AM

Watchdog Group: Syrian Chemical Weapons Production – Destroyed

Watchdog group says Syria can no longer produce new chemical weapons. Group now moving to ‘phase 3’ of weapons destruction.Maayana Miskin, 10/31/2013, 2:03 PM

Assad: 'I Should Have Received the Nobel Peace Prize'

Lebanese newspaper also quotes Syrian President telling palace guests he didn't need chemical weapons to "shut Israel up."Adam Ross, 10/14/2013, 3:31 PM

Syria Chemical Weapons Team Requests Truce

Nobel prize-winning team dismantling Assad's chemical weapons arsenal says it can't do its job while fighting continues.Adam Ross, 10/14/2013, 2:44 PM

Nobel Peace Prize for Chemical Weapons Dismantlers

Chemical watchdog OPCW won for their "extensive work to eliminate chemical weapons."Kochava Rozenbaum , 10/11/2013, 3:10 PM