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Syria submits chemical arms information to OPCW

Syria submits chemical arms information to OPCW

Sep 21, – The world’s chemical weapons watchdog has received an “initial disclosure” of Syria’s weapons program. Under a US-Russia brokered agreement, all of the country’s chemical weapons are to be destroyed by mid-2014. “The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has received an initial disclosure from the Syrian government of its chemical […]

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Al-Qaida militants capture town in northern Syria

Al-Qaida militants capture town in northern Syria

Se p 19, – Al-Qaida militants seized a town near the Turkish border Thursday after expelling Western-backed rebels from the area, demonstrating the growing power of jihadis as they seek to expand their influence across opposition-held Syrian territory. The infighting — now engulfing many parts of northern Syria — threatened to further split opposition forces […]

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Germany supplied ‘dual-use’ chemicals to Syria

Germany supplied ‘dual-use’ chemicals to Syria

Sep 19, – Germany exported more than 100 metric tons (110 tons) of “dual-use” chemicals to Syria between 2002 and 2006, but officials insisted Wednesday there was no indication the substances had been used to make chemical weapons such as the poisonous sarin gas used in last month’s deadly attack outside Damascus. The exports were […]

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US and Russian foreign ministers to talk Syria

US and Russian foreign ministers to talk Syria

Sep 12, John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov were expected to meet in Geneva on Thursday to discuss a plan put forward by Moscow to place Syria’s chemical weapons under international control. US Secretary of State John Kerry is to meet his Russian counterpart for further talks aimed at eliminating Syria’s chemical weapons […]

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President Obama authorized military aid to Syrian rebels

President Obama authorized military aid to Syrian rebels

June 14, AP – President Barack Obama has authorised sending US weapons to Syrian rebels for the first time, a US official said after the White House said it has proof the Syrian govt had used chemical weapons against opposition forces fighting to overthrow President Bashar Al Assad. The US decision came as Assad’s surging […]

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Russian Minister: ‘Red line’ not crossed in Syria over arms

Russian Minister: ‘Red line’ not crossed in Syria over arms

MOSCOW (AP) — Sergey Lavrov said Thursday that investigators must also look into claims of chemical weapons use by Syrian rebels. France and Britain this week pointed at evidence that the nerve gas sarin was used by Syrian President Bashar Assad’s forces, signaling that Syria has crossed the “red line” set by President Barack Obama. […]

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France says it confirms use of chemical weapons by Syrian regime

France says it confirms use of chemical weapons by Syrian regime

June 5, PARIS (AP) — Still, the French announcement left many questions unanswered, highlighting the difficulties of confirming from a distance whether combatants in Syria have crossed the “red line” set by President Barack Obama. The regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad has refused to allow U.N. investigators into the country. France said Tuesday it […]

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UN Syria report ‘inconclusive’ need more evidence in chemical weapons probe

UN Syria report ‘inconclusive’ need more evidence in chemical weapons probe

June 4, AP – UN human rights investigators presented the conclusions of their four-month long Syrian chemical weapons probe on Tuesday in Geneva. The group found evidence of the internationally-banned weapons used during the Syrian civil war in recent months. However, it could not conclude with certainty whether the perpetrators acted on behalf of the […]

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UN gets new info on alleged chemical use by Syrian Regime

UN gets new info on alleged chemical use by Syrian Regime

May 30, AP – Britain’s UN Ambassador Mark Lyall Grant said his government has continued to provide new information to the secretary-general and the head of the UN team Ban appointed to investigate alleged chemical weapons attacks in Syria. Britain said Thursday it has sent a letter to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon with new information on […]

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Members of SNC, Arab League draft new peace proposals ahead of Geneva 2

Members of SNC, Arab League draft new peace proposals ahead of Geneva 2

May 24, AP – Two separate committees of Middle Eastern leaders convened on Thursday, seeking to outline their official positions and proposals ahead of the Geneva 2 conference.   Members of the Arab League and the Syrian National Coalition have drafted new proposals aimed at ending the Syrian civil war. Their plans come in anticipation […]

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