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Syria eyes end of chemical arms monitoring mission; West disagrees
By Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Syria declared on Wednesday that it is looking ahead to the dismantling of the international mission overseeing the destruction of the conflict-torn country's chemical arsenal, though Western officials say they want the team to keep working. The statement came after Sigrid Kaag, head of the joint mission of the United Nations and the Organization ...(4/23/2014 6:24:23 PM)
Syria chemical disarmament gathers pace as new claims emerge
The chemical weapons watchdog said Tuesday that Syria has handed over 86.5 percent of its arsenal as new claims emerged of an attack on a rebel bastion this month using an industrial chemical. Under the terms of a US- and Russian-brokered deal which averted the threat of US military action last year, Syria faces a June 30 deadline to destroy its chemical stockpiles. The West blamed President ...(4/22/2014 3:46:36 PM)
Syria's chemical weapons wild card: chlorine gas
By Oliver Holmes BEIRUT (Reuters) - Chlorine gas attacks in Syria this month, if proven, expose a major loophole in an international deal to remove chemical weapons from the war-torn country and suggest chemical warfare could persist after the removal operation has finished. President Bashar al-Assad agreed with the United States and Russia to dispose of his chemical weapons - an arsenal that ...(4/22/2014 3:52:24 PM)
Syria chemical handover at 86.5 percent
Syria has handed over 86.5 percent of its chemical weapons, the global chemical watchdog said on Tuesday, amid new claims that Damascus may have launched attacks with an industrial chemical earlier this month. The latest update comes five days before a self-imposed cut-off of April 27, by which Damascus aimed to have its stockpile removed from Syrian soil, ahead of a June 30 deadline to destroy ...(4/22/2014 1:46:22 PM)
Syria Chlorine Attack Reports Raise Questions About Loopholes
While Syria has pledged to rid itself of chemical weapons by the end of this week, an alleged chlorine attack has raised questions about what chemical tricks Bashar Assad might still have up his sleeve.The U.S.(4/23/2014 1:14:11 PM)
Syria fighters appeal 'not helpful'
An unprecedented police appeal calling on Muslim women to urge their relatives not to fight in Syria has been criticised as not helpful by a relative of a Briton killed in the war.(4/24/2014 10:43:10 AM)
Syria's Foreign Fighters Use Social Media As Recruitment Tool
A new video posted on YouTube claims to show a British jihadist in Syria touring a militant base and unveiling the austere living conditions of extremist fighters there.“We wanted to show you the basic living of the brothers in this base,” says the man in the video with a distinct English accent.(4/23/2014 12:28:42 AM)
Syria to hold presidential election on June 3
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria announced Monday that presidential elections will be held June 3, setting the stage for President Bashar Assad to win a new, seven-year term in the midst of a civil war that has torn apart the country and makes it impossible for millions to vote. The opposition dismissed the election as a farce.(4/21/2014 11:49:09 AM)
Syria calls June 3 presidential election
Syria has announced it will hold a June 3 presidential election, expected to return Bashar al-Assad to office, as fresh claims emerged of his regime's use of chemical weapons. Syria's first presidential election -- after constitutional amendments scrapped a referendum system -- is to go ahead despite violence which has killed 150,000 people since March 2011.(4/22/2014 12:26:45 AM)
Syria elections set for June 3 amid civil war
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria called a presidential election for June 3, aiming to give President Bashar Assad a veneer of electoral legitimacy in the midst of a civil war that has killed more than 150,000 people and driven a third of the population from their homes.(4/21/2014 2:25:32 PM)
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