| Oct 27, 2013
| 11:37 AM
GAZIANTEP, Turkey — The Syrian government has met an international deadline to submit a detailed declaration of its chemical weapons facilities and a plan to destroy the nation’s toxic arsenal, the group overseeing the disarmament process said...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 7:39 AM
BEIRUT — Syria’s chemical weapons production facilities have been rendered “inoperable” ahead of a Nov. 1 deadline for their destruction, the international body overseeing the process said on Thursday.
In a statement from its...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 1:43 PM
U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry's visit with Saudi officials Monday put a smiling face on strained relations between longtime allies but probably did little to ease concerns in the kingdom that Washington has been too lax in confronting opponents in...
| 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...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Don't step over the line and re-militarize the Rhineland. Absorbing Austria would cross a red line. Breaking up Czechoslovakia is unacceptable. Get out of Poland by the announced deadline. The rest was history.
Don't dare blow up another American...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 3:22 PM
DAMASCUS, Syria — A plan to provide humanitarian aid to besieged residents in the Syrian city of Homs was extended Monday for three days, the United Nations announced, as a new round of Syrian peace talks began.
The U.N. said the fresh cease-...