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Stories with subject: Chemical weapons
  • More chemicals shipped out of Syria 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 2:47 pm
  • THE HAGUE, Netherlands - The chief of the international chemical weapons watchdog says Syria has to ratchet up its movement of raw materials for poison gas and nerve agents if it is to meet deadlines for destroying the stockpile.

  • Syria chemical destruction deadline still possible 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 12:45 pm
  • ROTA, Spain - If Syria can remove all its ingredients for making poison gas and nerve agent from the country by the end of the month, an ambitious June 30 deadline for destroying the chemicals should be met, a spokesman for the world's chemical weapons watchdog said Thursday.

  • Bipartisan critics slam Kerry on foreign policy 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 3:23 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Secretary of State John Kerry pushed back Tuesday against withering criticism by Republicans and some fellow Democrats, defending the Obama administration's response to an emboldened Russia, nuclear talks with Iran and the Syrian civil war.

  • Kerry: US strike in Syria wouldn't be devastating 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 12:39 pm
  • WASHINGTON - A threatened, but averted, American missile strike to punish Syria's government for a chemical weapons attack last summer would not have been powerful enough to change the course in the Syrian civil war, Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday, in an attempt to deflect criticism that the U.S. hasn't done enough to stem the violence there.

  • Diplomats: Syria can meet chemical weapons target 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 4:59 pm
  • UNITED NATIONS - The head of the mission charged with destroying Syria's chemical weapons told the U.N. Security Council on Thursday that Syria can still meet the April 27 deadline to remove all chemical agents from the country even though shipments have been halted for two weeks because of worsening security, U.N. diplomats said.

  • Former home of deadly VX slow to find new use 
    Updated: Mar-29-14 12:02 am
  • NEWPORT, Indiana - When Bill Laubernds tours the 7,000-acre Newport Chemical Depot - complete with abandoned structures, old cemeteries and derelict signs of the country's chemical history of producing chemical weapons - he doesn't see an old chemical plant site. He sees potential.

  • NYC-based chemical warfare unit gets new commander 
    Updated: Mar-22-14 11:39 am
  • ALBANY, New York - A Brooklyn-based joint New York Army and Air National Guard unit that specializes in identifying chemical, biological and radiological weapons is getting a new commander.