| Jan 19, 2014
| 1:08 PM
JERUSALEM -- With the dismantling of Syria’s chemical weapons underway, Israel will halt distribution of gas masks to civilians next month, the government announced Sunday.
The decision came following an assessment by Israel’s defense...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 8:16 PM
On the final stop of his weeklong Asian tour, President Obama on Monday answered the question that has dogged him all along the way: Has he gone too far in reducing America's historical role in global security?
The president, who rode into office on a...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 5:27 PM
More than 50 people were killed and scores injured in Syria on Tuesday during a series of mortar and car-bomb attacks targeting pro-government districts in Damascus and Homs, according to official and activist accounts.
The deadliest strike was a car...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 1:01 PM
BEIRUT — The Syrian government has shipped out almost 90% of its chemical weapons material, raising hopes that the war-ravaged nation can meet a Sunday deadline to comply with a disarmament accord, an international regulator said Tuesday.
| Apr 22, 2014
| 9:06 PM
BEIRUT — With its latest deadline days away, Syria is close to eliminating its stockpile of chemical weapons, monitors said Tuesday, an improbable accomplishment in the midst of civil war that is likely to diminish further the possibility of...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 2:18 AM
For weeks Ottilie Lundgren hadn't been able to shake a pesky cold, so when her niece Shirley Davis visited her Oxford home on a Friday morning and found the 94-year-old woman was having difficulty breathing, they went to the hospital.
"I remember she...
| Apr 12, 2014
| 6:22 PM
BEIRUT — Each side in the Syrian conflict blamed the other Saturday for an alleged poison gas attack that reportedly injured scores of civilians in the central province of Hama.
There was no independent confirmation of a chemical strike, which...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 3:00 AM
At the end of January, chemists and engineers left Aberdeen Proving Ground for the Mediterranean Sea to lead the historic destruction of Syria's chemical weapons.
More than two months later, they're still waiting for the mission to start.
| Mar 21, 2014
| 5:02 PM
REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. — Yanking aside a tree branch, Jason Watson peered into a waterlogged trench. He pointed out discolored metal drums sunk halfway in the water.
"Blister agents, choking agents, blood agents," Watson said, listing the array of...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 9:55 AM
The last of Syria’s declared chemical weapons material was loaded onto a Danish vessel Monday for future destruction, marking a “major landmark” in the effort to do away with the nation’s toxic arsenal, an international oversight...
| 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...