Update news Syria
Citing complexity, security and weather, the head of the joint UN-Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons mission charged with ridding the munitions from Syria said Wednesday though the operation has been delayed,
The plan for the destruction of all Syrian chemical stockpiles outside the country will be released on Dec. 17, a UN spokesperson said on Wednesday.
A UN fact-finding group is expected to present its final report on Syria's chemical weapons in early December as a number of samples from Syria are still being studied in designated laboratories, UN spokesman Martin Nesirky said here Thursday.
The UN Security Council on Thursday approved a plan proposed by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon to eliminate Syria's stockpile of chemical weapons.
Syria's chemical weapons arsenal can be dismantled as quickly as possible, even without a full ceasefire, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Tuesday.
French President Francois Hollande warned Sunday a US-Russian deal reached over the weekend to eradicate Syria's chemical arms arsenal was "not an end point",
The United States pleaded with President Bashar al-Assad Tuesday to destroy his chemical arms and scheduled top-level talks with Russia on a face-saving way to head off air strikes on Syria.
France, Britain and the United States on Tuesday pressed for a UN Security Council resolution to force Syria to destroy its chemical weapons in the face of tough Russian resistance.
The U.N. chemical investigation team in Syria will start on-site fact-finding activities Monday in the Ghouta area on the latest incident of the alleged use of chemical weapons,
The use of chemical weapons in Syria would constitute a "crime against humanity," UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Friday, warning of "serious consequences" if their use was proven.
UN inspectors tasked with investigating the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria arrived Sunday in Damascus as fierce fighting raged in the coastal heartland of President Bashar al-Assad's clan.
A day after Syria invited United Nations chemical weapons investigators to talks in Damascus, Russia said on Tuesday it had forensic proof that rebels have used a "lethal" sarin compound and handed its evidence to the UN team for inquiry.
British Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday called for greater efforts to end the protracted conflict in Syria, stressing that "there is no more urgent international task than this."
Violence intensified on Wednesday across war-torn Syria with reports of shelling in several areas and military showdown at a military airport in the north, as the United Nations put the death toll of the 22-month conflict at more than 60,000 people.