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Assad: Chemical watchdog falsified report at request of US

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.”Ben Ariel, 10/12/2019 06:14
Chemical watchdog: Chlorine used in 2018 Syria attack

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.Elad Benari, Canada, 01/03/2019 22:43
Watchdog: No nerve gas found in Syria's Douma

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.Ben Ariel, Canada, 06/07/2018 21:11
Sarin and chlorine used twice in Syria in 2017

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.Elad Benari, 14/06/2018 04:45
UN chief urges Syria to answer questions on chemical weapons

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.Ben Ariel, Canada, 05/05/2018 01:39
Chemical inspectors finally allowed into Douma

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.Elad Benari, 22/04/2018 05:11
UN discussing security arrangements for Syria inspectors

UN discussing security arrangements for Syria inspectors

UN team discussing security arrangements with Syrian and Russian authorities in Douma after inspectors attacked during visit.Elad Benari, 19/04/2018 05:46
Syria: Chemical experts will begin work on Wednesday

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.Ben Ariel, 18/04/2018 06:42
Investigators prevented from visiting scene of Syria attack

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.Elad Benari, 17/04/2018 03:44
Inspectors launch probe into Syria chemical 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.Ben Ariel, 16/04/2018 04:03
Chemical weapons watchdog investigating attacks in Syria

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.Elad Benari, 28/02/2018 05:12
OPCW confirms sarin was used in Syria gas attack

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.Elad Benari, Canada, 01/07/2017 02:19
Syria: Claims we used chemical weapons are lies

Syria: Claims we used chemical weapons are lies

Syria launches blistering attack on "Western" countries that have accused it of using chemical weapons.Arutz Sheva Staff, 29/11/2016 04:38
Chemical watchdog accepts Russia's offer to aid Syria probe

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 23/11/2016 02:05
OPCW probing over 20 reports of Syria chemical attacks

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.Ben Ariel, Canada, 18/11/2016 21:30
Chemical watchdog condemns both Syria and ISIS

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 22:34
UN inquiry blames Syrian army for chlorine attacks

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.Ben Ariel, Canada, 17/09/2016 00:20
Russia rejects UN findings on Syria

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.Ben Ariel, 31/08/2016 06:42
Watchdog demands Syria explain chemical arsenal

Watchdog demands Syria explain chemical arsenal

OPCW pressing Syria to explain why it still has four undeclared chemical warfare agents.Ben Ariel, 14/07/2016 05:42
Syria's chemical arsenal completely destroyed

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, 06/01/2016 05:12
Watchdog finds traces of sarin exposure in Syria

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, 05/01/2016 05:44
Syria denies using chemical weapons in civil war

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, 01/12/2015 00:14
Watchdog 'concerned' over Syria chemical weapons

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, 24/11/2015 03:45
OPCW 'confident' mustard gas was used 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.Ben Ariel, Canada, 06/11/2015 20:54
UN watchdog: 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.Ben Ariel, 06/11/2015 02:15
Chem Watchdog Concerned by ISIS Use of Mustard Gas

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.Ben Ariel, 18/08/2015 04:16
Officials: Syria's Chemical Arsenal Wasn't Removed

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.Ari Yashar, 24/07/2015 11:00
United States Investigation of Chlorine Attacks

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.Elad Benari, 10/07/2015 03:13
Entire Syrian Chemical Weapon Stock Destroyed

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, 17/06/2015 19:03
Diplomats: Sarin and VX Found in Syria

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, 09/05/2015 01:04
US to UN: Investigate Syrian Chemical Weapons Use

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, 06/05/2015 19:45
Assad Has 'Paid no Price for Chemical War Crimes'

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, 16/04/2015 22:29
HRW: 'Strong Evidence' Assad Used Chlorine Gas

HRW: 'Strong Evidence' Assad Used Chlorine Gas

Pair of attacks in Idlib province likely from regime helicopters, rights group insists.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/04/2015 14:01
Syria Destroys Three Chemical Weapons Sites

Syria Destroys Three Chemical Weapons Sites

In latest report, OPCW says Syria has destroyed three of its 12 chemical weapons production sites.Ben Ariel, 26/03/2015 05:46
Syria Starts Razing 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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 19/01/2015 20:49
UN Investigators Confident Chlorine Used in Syria

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, 07/01/2015 05:44
Report: ISIS Used Chemical Weapons Against Iraq

Report: ISIS Used Chemical Weapons Against Iraq

Rumored chlorine gas attack in Iraq raises questions - was the group's stronghold in Syria responsible for other attacks?Tova Dvorin, 24/10/2014 14:31
Syria Declares Four More Chemical Facilities

Syria Declares Four More Chemical Facilities

Syria declares four chemical weapons facilities it had not mentioned before, raising concerns among the West.Ben Ariel, 08/10/2014 01:42
OPCW Confirms Chlorine Gas was Used in Syria

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, 11/09/2014 03:15
Three Quarters of Syria's Chemicals Destroyed

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, 08/08/2014 04:16
UN Chemical Experts to Return to Syria Next Month

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, 06/08/2014 05:47
Syria Ships Out Last Declared Chemical Stockpile

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, 24/06/2014 05:44
Inspectors: Chlorine Gas Likely Used in Syria

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, 18/06/2014 02:46
Chlorine Gas in Syria? Results 'Inconclusive'

Chlorine Gas in Syria? Results 'Inconclusive'

Paris backpedals on statements accusing Syrian regime of using chlorine gas after lab tests prove nothing.Tova Dvorin, 06/06/2014 12:56
Destruction of Syria's Chemicals Nearly Complete

Destruction of Syria's Chemicals Nearly Complete

Syria has nearly completed surrendering its chemical weapons stockpile, say UN and OPCW.Arutz Sheva Staff, 25/04/2014 03:44
Chlorine Gas a Loophole in OPCW Agreement?

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, 23/04/2014 08:37
Syria Submits 'Specific' List of Chemical Weapons

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, 18/04/2014 10:10
Only Half of Syria's Chemical Weapons Removed

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, 21/03/2014 16:55
Syria to Miss Another Deadline

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, 07/03/2014 04:15
March 'Critical' for Syria Chemical Operation

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, 06/03/2014 06:15
Syria Wants 100 More Days to Destroy Chemicals

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, 21/02/2014 23:04
Report: Another Chemical Weapons Attack in Syria?

Report: 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, 21/02/2014 12:55
EU Gives OPCW Money to Destroy Syria's Chemicals

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, 18/02/2014 06:13
Third Chemical Weapons Shipment Leaves Syria

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, 11/02/2014 11:26
Libya Completes Destruction of Chemical Arsenal

Libya Completes Destruction of Chemical Arsenal

Libya has completely destroyed the chemical arsenal it inherited from ousted leader of Muammar Qaddafi.Elad Benari, 05/02/2014 06:12
Syrian Chemical Weapons Removal Continues

Syrian Chemical Weapons Removal Continues

Watchdog organization overseeing destruction of Syria's chemical weapons announces that operation continues despite airstrike.Tova Dvorin, 28/01/2014 02:42
Syria to Miss Another Deadline in Chemical Removal

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, 17/01/2014 06:13