| Jun 23, 2014
| 7:41 PM
The last of Syria's declared chemical weapons material was on a ship headed for destruction Monday, marking a "major landmark" in the global effort to eliminate the nation's toxic arsenal, an oversight agency said.
The action would appear to signal an...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 12:52 PM
In a little-heralded announcement earlier this week, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons declared that the Syrian government of Bashar Assad had handed over the last 1,300 tons of its declared chemical weapons stockpile to...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 10:35 AM
An independent United Nations commission accused the Syrian government and armed opposition groups of committing war crimes and inflicting "immeasurable suffering" on civilians, in a scathing report released Wednesday that left no side without blame....
| Aug 18, 2014
| 5:20 PM
A team of scientists from Aberdeen Proving Ground has completed the historic mission of destroying the most dangerous of Syria's declared chemical weapons stocks, Pentagon officials said Monday.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel called Navy Capt. Rich...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 7:38 PM
The Obama administration said Monday that it has finished destroying the lethal chemical agents that were removed from Syria after President Bashar Assad's forces were accused of using poison gas against civilians a year ago this week.
In a statement,...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 6:22 PM
Disparate, simultaneous crises around the world have put the Obama administration's foreign policy on trial in recent weeks. The forward march of Islamic State insurgents in Iraq has led to renewed military action in the very country the president so...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 11:39 AM
The announcement this week that scientists from Aberdeen Proving Ground have successfully completed the destruction of Syria's most dangerous chemical weapons has left the whole world breathing a little easier. If nothing else it ensures these cruel...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 12:38 PM
The Merchant Marines ship MV Cape Ray and its crew earned two honors Friday for its mission to neutralize 600 tons of deadly Syrian chemical weapons.
The crew received the Merchant Marine Medal for Outstanding Achievement and the Cape Ray earned the...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 2:20 PM
The global chemical-weapons watchdog found evidence that chlorine gas was used "systematically and repeatedly" as a weapon in northern Syria, where witnesses described poison barrel bombs crashing into their villages from the sky, the agency said on...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 3:00 AM
In three weeks, representatives from the Assad regime and the opposition are scheduled to convene in Geneva to begin the process of negotiating peace in Syria's civil war — five months after the government's chemical weapons attacks killed more than...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 12:49 PM
After three years of civil war, Syrian President Bashar Assad's representatives sat down with opposition leaders for the first time this week to seek a way forward for their country. An initial meeting Wednesday got off to a rocky start, with speakers...