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  • Israel to stop distributing gas masks to civilians

    Israel to stop distributing gas masks to civilians
    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...
  • The limits of diplomacy [Editorial]

    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...
  • Army lab in Edgewood tied to Nobel-winning chemical weapons disarmament group

    Army lab in Edgewood tied to Nobel-winning chemical weapons disarmament group
    A team of scientists at Aberdeen Proving Ground may play a critical role in helping the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, which recently won the Nobel Peace Prize, disarm Syria's stockpile of chemical weapons. In a squat brick...
  • Albania asked to host destruction of Syria's chemical arsenal

     Albania asked to host destruction of Syria's chemical arsenal
    WASHINGTON — For years, when the United States has needed to hand off a dirty diplomatic chore, one obscure nation has reliably raised its hand: Albania. A poor sliver of a country clinging to the edge of Europe, Albania took in ethnic Uighur...
  • U.N. team to probe sites of reported Syrian chemical weapons use

    U.N. inspectors have been granted permission to probe three sites in Syria where chemical weapons are suspected to have been used in the nearly 2 1/2-year-old civil war, the world body’s chief announced Wednesday. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-...
  • White House seeks U.N. probe of alleged Syria chemical weapons attack

    White House seeks U.N. probe of alleged Syria chemical weapons attack
    WASHINGTON -- The White House is asking a team of United Nations inspectors to investigate allegations that hundreds of civilians were killed in a chemical weapons attack in Syria on Wednesday. In a statement, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said the...
  • U.N. calls emergency meeting on Syria chemical weapons charges

    BEIRUT -- The United Nations Security Council called an emergency meeting in New York on Wednesday afternoon to discuss allegations of a deadly chemical weapons attack outside the Syrian capital, Damascus. The announcement came amid mounting calls for a...
  • Pressure mounts on Obama administration to act in Syria after attack

    Pressure mounts on Obama administration to act in Syria after attack
    WASHINGTON -- Some members of Congress renewed calls Wednesday for the Obama administration to intervene more decisively in the Syrian war after allegations of a deadly chemical weapons attack, even as Pentagon officials continued to caution against...
  • Enforcing a 'red line' in Syria

     Enforcing a 'red line' in Syria
    Last August, even as he resisted the notion of U.S. military intervention in Syria, President Obama said that "a red line for us is we start seeing a whole bunch of chemical weapons moving around or being utilized. That would change my calculus." If new...
  • Enough with the phony 'red line' on chemical weapons in Syria

    Enough with the phony 'red line' on chemical weapons in Syria
    Are some atrocities worse than others? Or, is dead just dead? This week, Syrian opposition forces claimed that the government of Bashar Assad had used chemical weapons against its own people, killing scores -- men, women and children -- in a Damascus...
  • Syria's Assad denies use of chemical weapons

    Syria's Assad denies use of chemical weapons
    BEIRUT -- Syrian President Bashar Assad labeled allegations that Syrian forces deployed chemical weapons as “preposterous” and “completely politicized," according to comments published Monday from an interview with a Russian newspaper....