News and updates about OPCW

Ukraine war: OPCW monitoring situation in Mariupol

Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons expresses concern following reports of use of chemical weapons in Mariupol.

OPCW monitoring situation in Mariupol

Chemical weapons watchdog demands information from Syria

OPCW demands more information from Syria about destruction of two chlorine cylinders.

Chemical weapons watchdog demands information from Syria

Chemical weapons watchdog strips Syria of its voting rights

The move follows OPCW investigation that found the Syrian air force used sarin and chlorine gas in three attacks.

Chemical weapons watchdog strips Syria of its voting rights

Syria rejects report finding it used chemical weapons in 2018

Syria rejects global watchdog's report that found it used chemical weapons on a rebel-held town in 2018.

Syria rejects report finding it used chemical weapons in 2018

Syrian regime blamed for chemical attacks

For the first time, Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons says Assad regime is behind toxic gas attacks.

Syrian regime blamed for chemical attacks

Assad: Chemical watchdog falsified report at request of US

Syrian President claims OPCW faked report on attack near Damascus “just because the Americans wanted them to do so.”

Assad: Chemical watchdog falsified report at request of US

Chemical watchdog: Chlorine used in 2018 Syria attack

Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons determines chlorine was used in deadly attack on the town of Douma in April 2018.

Chemical watchdog: Chlorine used in 2018 Syria attack

Watchdog: No nerve gas found in Syria's Douma

OPCW finds no evidence of nerve gas after April 7 attack on Syrian town, but says chlorine may have been used.

Watchdog: No nerve gas found in Syria's Douma

Sarin and chlorine used twice in Syria in 2017

Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons says deadly sarin and chlorine were used in two separate attacks in Syria.

Sarin and chlorine used twice in Syria in 2017

UN chief urges Syria to answer questions on chemical weapons

Antonio Guterres says Syria’s failure to answer questions about its chemical weapons program is concerning.

UN chief urges Syria to answer questions on chemical weapons

Chemical inspectors finally allowed into Douma

Inspectors from Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons arrive in Syrian town where alleged chemical attack took place.

Chemical inspectors finally allowed into Douma

UN discussing security arrangements for Syria inspectors

UN team discussing security arrangements with Syrian and Russian authorities in Douma after inspectors attacked during visit.

UN discussing security arrangements for Syria inspectors

Syria: Chemical experts will begin work on Wednesday

Syria’s UN Ambassador says team of OPCW experts will begin investigation of Douma attack on Wednesday.

Syria: Chemical experts will begin work on Wednesday

Investigators prevented from visiting scene of Syria attack

Syrian and Russian authorities prevent independent investigators from going to the scene of suspected chemical attack in Douma.

Investigators prevented from visiting scene of Syria attack

Inspectors launch probe into Syria chemical attack

Experts from Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons launch probe into last week's attack in Douma.

Inspectors launch probe into Syria chemical attack

Chemical weapons watchdog investigating attacks in Syria

Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons investigating alleged chlorine gas attacks in the Syrian region of Eastern Ghouta.

Chemical weapons watchdog investigating attacks in Syria

OPCW confirms sarin was used in Syria gas attack

Chemical weapons watchdog confirms sarin nerve gas was used in April 4 attack, stops short of naming the responsible party.

OPCW confirms sarin was used in Syria gas attack

Syria: Claims we used chemical weapons are lies

Syria launches blistering attack on "Western" countries that have accused it of using chemical weapons.

Syria: Claims we used chemical weapons are lies

Chemical watchdog accepts Russia's offer to aid Syria probe

OPCW accepts Russia's offer to provide it with possible evidence of chemical attack in Aleppo.

Chemical watchdog accepts Russia's offer to aid Syria probe

OPCW probing over 20 reports of Syria chemical attacks

Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons believes ISIS may have manufactured mustard gas used in Syria and Iraq.

OPCW probing over 20 reports of Syria chemical attacks

Chemical watchdog condemns both Syria and ISIS

Executive body of global chemical arms watchdog condemns both Syria and ISIS for using toxic weapons.

Chemical watchdog condemns both Syria and ISIS

UN inquiry blames Syrian army for chlorine attacks

UN inquiry identifies two Syrian Air Force helicopter squadrons and two other units in chlorine gas attacks, says Western diplomat.

UN inquiry blames Syrian military for chlorine attacks

Russia rejects UN findings on Syria

Russia says findings of a UN-led investigation on Syrian chemical attack are not conclusive enough to trigger sanctions.

Russia rejects UN findings on Syrian chemical weapons

Watchdog demands Syria explain chemical arsenal

OPCW pressing Syria to explain why it still has four undeclared chemical warfare agents.

Watchdog demands Syria explain chemical warfare agents

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.

OPCW: Syria's chemical arsenal completely destroyed

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.

UN watchdog finds traces of sarin exposure in Syria

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.

Syria denies using chemical weapons in civil war

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.

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

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.

OPCW 'confident' that mustard gas was used in Syria

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.

UN watchdog: Mustard gas was used in Syria

Chem 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.

Chemical Watchdog 'Concerned' by ISIS Use of Mustard Gas

Officials: Syria's Chemical Arsenal Wasn't Removed

Inspectors reveal regime lied to them and hid chemical arsenal, but Western governments refused to press Assad.

Officials: Despite Inspections, Syria Kept its Chemical Arsenal

United States Investigation of Chlorine Attacks

United States asks Security Council to set up an investigative panel to identify those behind deadly chlorine gas attacks in Syria.

United States Wants UN to Investigate Syria Chlorine Attacks

Entire Syrian Chemical Weapon Stock Destroyed

OPCW hails completion of 2-year mission to destroy Syria's sarin and mustard gas stores.

Entire Syrian Chemical Weapon Stock Destroyed

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.

Diplomats: Traces of Undeclared Sarin and VX Found in Syria

US to UN: Investigate Syrian Chemical Weapons Use

Diplomats say there is 'mounting evidence' of more chlorine gas attacks despite lengthy chemical removal process.

US to UN: Investigate Syrian Chemical Weapons Use

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.'

Assad Has 'Paid no Price for Chemical War Crimes'

HRW: 'Strong Evidence' Assad Used Chlorine Gas

Pair of attacks in Idlib province likely from regime helicopters, rights group insists.

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

Syria Destroys Three Chemical Weapons Sites

In latest report, OPCW says Syria has destroyed three of its 12 chemical weapons production sites.

Syria Destroys Three Chemical Weapons Sites

Syria Starts Razing Chemical Weapons Sites

OPCW: Syrian regime destroying terror tunnels, chemical smuggling routes in long-awaited move as part of international deal.

Syria Starts Razing Chemical Weapons Sites