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Watchdog reports on alleged Syria attack behind airstrikes

Watchdog reports on alleged Syria attack behind airstrikes

The global chemical weapons watchdog said Friday in an interim report that “various chlorinated organic chemicals” were found at the site in Syria where a chemical attack is suspected of being carried out in April. A fact-finding mission of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons warned that it was too early to come […]

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Syrian rebel hell cannons kill 300 civilians- monitoring group

Syrian rebel hell cannons kill 300 civilians- monitoring group

Dec 12, – Two-thirds of the deaths, or 203 people, were in the northern city of Aleppo where the so-called “hell cannons” have been fired on government-held districts of Syria’s second city. Syrian rebels using improvised mortar bombs made of cooking gas canisters killed 311 civilians between July and December this year, a monitoring group […]

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Chemical weapons inspectors in Syria miss deadline

Chemical weapons inspectors in Syria miss deadline

Oct 29, – The chief of the global chemical weapons watchdog disclosed for the first time in a report obtained by The Associated Press that Syria has declared 41 facilities at 23 chemical sites where it stored approximately 1,300 tons of precursors and agents, and over 1,200 unfilled munitions to deliver them. International inspectors overseeing […]

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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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Iranian cleric: Women can’t be presidential candidates

Iranian cleric: Women can’t be presidential candidates

May 16, TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Even before Thursday’s comments by Ayatollah Mohammad Yazdi, chances for a woman candidate in Iran’s presidential election were considered nearly impossible. Iran’s constitution uses a word denoting only a male president. A member of Iran’s constitutional watchdog says women cannot be presidential candidates, effectively killing the longshot bids by […]

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US tax agency under fire: Obama condemns IRS tax agency for targeting tea party and other conservative groups

US tax agency under fire: Obama condemns IRS tax agency for targeting tea party and other conservative groups

May 15, AP – Obama moved quickly Tuesday to respond to a report by a US government watchdog that found the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) singled out grass roots political groups, including conservative organizations opposed to the president. President Barack Obama has called the practices of tax workers who unfairly targeted conservative political groups “intolerable.” […]

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