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Syria Misses Another Chemical Weapons Benchmark Despite 'Significant Progress'

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 04.27.2014 | World

ISTANBUL -- An informal deadline for Syria to export all of its chemical weapons stocks passed on Sunday with the government having come close -- but ...

Report: Syrian Rebels Targeted Chemical Weapons Depots

AP | MIKE CORDER | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Western diplomat says Syria's representative to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons says insurg...

Weapons Watchdog Wins Nobel Peace Prize

AP | KARL RITTER and NILS MYKLEBOST | Posted 12.10.2013 | World

OSLO, Norway (AP) — Recalling the "burning, blinding and suffocating" horrors of chemical weapons, the head of a watchdog trying to consign them to ...

U.S. Offers To Destroy Syrian Chemical Weapons At Sea

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR and PAULINE JELINEK | Posted 01.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is offering to destroy some of Syria's deadliest chemical weapons in international waters aboard a nearly...

Nobel Peace Prize to OPCW Rebukes U.S. Unilateralism

Stephen Zunes | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Stephen Zunes

The fact that the OPCW exists made it possible for the international community to prevent a U.S. attack on Syria, which had seemed inevitable just weeks ago and the likely disastrous consequences that would have followed.

Global Chemical Weapons Watchdog Awarded Nobel Peace Prize

Posted 10.11.2013 | Impact

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) was awarded the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday "for its extensive efforts to elimina...

Treat Chemical Weapons Differently From Nuclear Weapons

Scott Sigmund Gartner | Posted 10.30.2013 | World
Scott Sigmund Gartner

The Obama administration has dug itself a hole in Syria by treating chemical weapons like nuclear weapons. While both are weapons of mass destruction, they are critically different on three key dimensions.

Late Libyan Leader Had Undeclared Stockpile Of Chemical Weapons

AP | By MIKE CORDER | Posted 01.20.2012 | World

AMSTERDAM -- International inspectors have confirmed that late Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi had an undeclared stockpile of chemical weapons, the or...

Inspectors To Track Down Chemical Weapons In Libya

AP | MIKE CORDER | Posted 01.04.2012 | World

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — The organization that oversees the global ban on chemical weapons said Friday it will work with Libya's new rulers to "...

U.N. Watchdog Says Libyan Chemical Weapons Secure

AP | Posted 11.07.2011 | World

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Libya's remaining chemical weapon stockpiles are believed to be secure despite the turmoil that has roiled the country ...