Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons

Ahmet Uzumcu, right, Director General of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons holds the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize in City Hall Oslo Tuesday Dec. 10, 2013. (AP Photo/Cornelius Poppe / NTB scanpix)

Weapons watchdog receives Nobel Peace Prize

OSLO, Norway (AP) — Recalling the “burning, blinding and suffocating” horrors of chemical weapons, the head of a watchdog trying to consign them to history accepted the Nobel Peace Prize on Tuesday, as prize winners […]

12/10/2013

US President Barack Obama (l) and President of Syria Bashar Assad. (AP Photo)

US offering to destroy Syrian chemicals at sea

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is offering to destroy some of Syria’s deadliest chemical weapons in international waters aboard a nearly 700-foot, U.S. government-owned ship, U.S. officials told The Associated Press on Wednesday. The […]

11/27/2013

Ahmet Uzumcu, director general of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)

Global chemical watchdog wins Nobel Peace Prize

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Efforts to eliminate chemical weapons won a Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for the global watchdog trying to destroy Syria’s stockpiles of nerve gas and other poisonous agents. By giving […]

10/11/2013

A convoy of inspectors from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons prepares to cross into Syria at the Lebanese border crossing point of Masnaa, eastern Bekaa Valley, Lebanon, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)

Weapons experts begin Syria mission amid clashes

BEIRUT (AP) — As deadly clashes raged on the edge of Damascus, international inspectors left their hotel on Wednesday to start work on the task of destroying Syria’s chemical arsenal under the tightest of deadlines […]

10/02/2013

President Barack Obama, flanked by Vice President Joe Biden, talks about the crisis in Syria to media gathered in the Rose Garden of the White House Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Syrian chemical arms inspections could begin soon

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) – The world’s chemical weapons watchdog was preparing Friday to launch a risky United Nations-backed mission into the heart of Syria’s deadly civil war to verify and destroy the country’s chemical […]

09/27/2013

What is the Chemical Weapons Convention?

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Syria took the first step Thursday toward joining the Chemical Weapons Convention after its most important ally, Russia, convinced Damascus to accept a U.S. offer to destroy its chemical stockpiles and […]

09/13/2013

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The down and dirty about nerve agents like sarin

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday that a large-scale chemical weapons attack occurred in Syria. There are still many questions about chemical weapons, some of which can be answered easily and […]

08/26/2013

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