chemical weapons

The MV Cape Ray is escorted by tug boats as it arrives at Gioia Tauro port, southern Italy, Tuesday, July 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Adriana Sapone)

US starts destruction of Syria chemical weapons

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says the destruction of Syrian chemical weapons on board the U.S. cargo vessel MV Cape Ray began Monday. Army Col. Steve Warren says it will take about 60 days, depending […]

07/07/2014

In this Tuesday, May 13, 2014 file photo, signs reading "Toxic" are seen on the containers carrying Syria's dangerous chemical weapons aboard the Danish cargo ship, Ark Futura, transporting the chemical weapons out of the strife-torn country, in Cyprus coastal waters. Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons director general Ahmet Uzumcu said Monday, June 23, 2014, the final shipment of stockpiled chemical weapons has been loaded onto Danish and Norwegian ships for transportation out of Syria. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias, File)

Syria hands over last of declared chemical weapons

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Syria on Monday handed over to Western governments the last of the chemical weapons stockpile that it has acknowledged having, although doubts remain about whether all toxic weapons have truly been […]

06/23/2014

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, speaks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, right, during a news conference in Geneva, Switzerland, Saturday Sept. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Keystone,Martial Trezzini)

Syria weapons deal averts US military move for now

GENEVA (AP) – A diplomatic breakthrough Saturday on securing and destroying Syria’s chemical weapons stockpile averted the threat of U.S. military action for the moment and could swing momentum toward ending a horrific civil war. […]

09/14/2013

Secretary of State John Kerry speaks at the State Department in Washington, Monday, Aug. 26, 2013, about the situation in Syria. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Kerry: Syrian videos make case for military action

PARIS (AP) – Secretary of State John Kerry says the Obama administration is distributing videos showing a chemical weapons attack in Syria to help convince Americans and Congress that a military intervention against the Syrian […]

09/08/2013