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N. Korea chemical arms a concern for peace: watchdog

Den Haag - North Korea's chemical weapons stockpile is a "concern for peace and stability" on the Korean peninsula and beyond, the world's chemical watchdog said Wednesday.

Sarin used in Syria 5 days before Khan Sheikhun: OPCW

Den Haag - Sarin nerve agent was used in an 'incident' at a northern Syrian village in late March, five days before the deadly attack on Khan Sheikhun, the world's chemical watchdog said Wednesday."Analysis of samples collected (by the OPCW)...

Sarin used in Syria 5 days before Khan Sheikhun: OPCW

Den Haag - Sarin nerve agent was used in an 'incident' at a northern Syrian village in late March, five days before the deadly attack on Khan Sheikhun, the world's chemical watchdog said Wednesday."Analysis of samples collected (by the OPCW)...

Sarin used in Syria 5 days before Khan Sheikhun: OPCW

Den Haag - Sarin nerve agent was used in an 'incident' at a northern Syrian village in late March, five days before the deadly attack on Khan Sheikhun, the world's chemical watchdog said Wednesday."Analysis of samples collected (by the OPCW)...

Chemical weapons allegedly used 45 times in Syria: OPCW chief

Den Haag - Experts from the world's watchdog tasked with destroying chemical weapons are probing reports that toxic arms have been used 45 times in Syria since late last year, the body's chief said Friday.

Nations urged to 'banish evil of chemical arms'

Den Haag - World leaders on Wednesday urged all nations to help "banish forever the evil of chemical weapons," as the global watchdog warned decades of progress towards eliminating them was under threat.

Watchdog rejects Russian bid for new Syria attack probe

Den Haag - The global chemical arms watchdog Thursday "overwhelmingly" rejected a Russian-Iranian move to launch a new investigation into a suspected chemical attack in Syria, delegates said, backing the probe already underway.

'Incontrovertible' sarin gas used in Syria: watchdog

Den Haag - The head of a global arms watchdog said Wednesday that "incontrovertible" test results from an alleged chemical strike in Syria showed sarin gas or a similar substance had been used.

The OPCW: ridding the world of chemical weapons

Den Haag - Russia criticised the world's chemical weapons watchdog for not sending experts to the site of an alleged chemical attack in Syria, saying it was "unacceptable to analyse events from a distance".

Chemical watchdog condemns VX use in Kim murder

Den Haag - The world's chemical watchdog Friday condemned the use of the deadly VX nerve agent in the assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un's half-brother last month.

Britain urges Malaysia to share evidence on Kim VX attack

New York - Britain on Monday urged Malaysia to share evidence from the lethal VX nerve gas attack on Kim Jong-Un's half-brother with the United Nations, which could take action against North Korea.

Fears of chemical arms use against IS-held area in Syria

Den Haag - A global watchdog raised fears Tuesday that chemical weapons may have been used in air strikes by Syrian regime loyalists near Palmyra, in an area controlled by the Islamic State group.

Syria calls chemical arms accusations 'campaign of lies'

Den Haag - Syria launched a blistering verbal attack Monday on "Western" countries that have accused it of using chemical weapons in its deadly five-year conflict, calling the allegations "a campaign of lies".

Watchdog accepts Russia offer to aid Aleppo chemical attacks probe

Den Haag - A global watchdog probing chemical arms attacks in Aleppo Tuesday took Russia up on an offer to provide some possible evidence saying it "may be of use" to their investigation.

IS jihadists likely made mustard gas used in Syria: OPCW chief

Den Haag - Jihadists belonging to the so-called Islamic State group may have manufactured sulphur mustard gas used in attacks in Syria and Iraq themselves, the head of a global watchdog told AFP Friday.

Watchdog probing over 20 reports of alleged Syria chemical attacks

Den Haag - The global watchdog tasked with destroying chemical weapons is probing more than 20 reports of the alleged use of toxic arms in Syria since August, its chief told AFP Friday.

Watchdog unable to say if chemical weapons used in Sudan

Den Haag - The global chemical weapons watchdog said Friday that it was unable to support allegations that Sudanese government forces used suspected toxic arms in war-torn Darfur.

Chemical watchdog 'disturbed' by alleged toxic bomb attacks in Aleppo

Den Haag - The world's chemical weapons watchdog said Wednesday it was "disturbed" by the alleged use of toxic chemicals in Aleppo after dozens of people had to be treated for breathing problems in the Syrian battlefront city.

Watchdog concerned at reported Syria chlorine attack

Den Haag - The world's chemical weapons watchdog Wednesday voiced concern over reports of a chlorine gas attack near the battleground Syrian city of Aleppo.

UN backs plan to rid Libya of chemical weapons

New York - The UN Security Council on Friday endorsed plans to rid Libya of its chemical weapons and prevent them from falling into the hands of extremists like the Islamic State group.

Syria's declared chemical arms '100% destroyed': watchdog

Den Haag - Syria's declared chemical weapons arsenal has been completely destroyed capping more than two years of work, a global arms watchdog said Tuesday, amid concern sarin gas is still being unleashed in the country's complex civil war.

Syria denies using chemical weapons in civil war

Den Haag - Syria on Monday denied ever using chemical weapons in its four-year-old civil war, telling a global watchdog it was cooperating fully with the destruction of its toxic stockpile.

Global chemical weapons stockpile '90% destroyed'

Den Haag - The world's chemical watchdog said on Thursday that 90 percent of the global chemical weapons stockpile has been destroyed, calling it a "major milestone".

OPCW says it has proof of systematic use of chemicals in Syria

Chemical weapons in Syria have been used in a "systematic manner," the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has found after investigation.

Syria said to have shipped out 75-80% of its chemical stockpile

According to the UN and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Syria has shipped out 80% of its declared chemical weapons.

Watchdog says Syria is removing CW stockpile at 'increased pace'

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons has declared in The Hague that Syria is removing its chemical weapons arsenal at an "increased pace."

US: Syria isn't serious about dismantling chemical arsenal

After the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons announced that Syria has so far shipped about a third of its chemical stockpile out of the country the U.S says Syria isn't serious when it comes to dismantling its CW stockpile.

OPCW - Syria has shipped out about a third of its chemicals

According to the worlds leading chemicals arms watchdog, 'The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons' (OPCW) the Syrian regime has shipped out about one-third of its chemical weapons stockpile.

First shipment of chemical weapons leaves Syria

Latakia - The UN and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) have announced that chemical weapon materials were moved from two sites to the port of Latakia. They were then loaded onto a Danish commercial ship.

Syrian chemical weapons destined for Italian port

The Hague - The director-general of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) will today reveal plans for one of the most sensitive logistical operations ever undertaken: the destruction of Syria’s arsenal of chemical weapons.
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