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  • 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...
  • U.S.-Saudi rift papered over by Kerry visit

    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...
  • 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...
  • Kerry offers rare, qualified praise of Syria's Assad

    Kerry offers rare, qualified praise of Syria's Assad
    BEIRUT -- U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry offered qualified praise Monday for the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad, crediting Syrian authorities for cooperating with a United Nations mandate to destroy the nation’s stockpiles of...
  • Syria sites for making chemical weapons 'inoperable,' inspectors say

    Syria sites for making chemical weapons 'inoperable,' inspectors say
    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...
  • Chemical weapons inspectors say they'll meet first deadline in Syria

    Chemical weapons inspectors say they'll meet first deadline in Syria
    WASHINGTON -- International inspectors expect to destroy Syria’s ability to produce new chemical weapons by Nov. 1, the first major deadline in the United Nations-ordered disarmament of the country's entire chemical arsenal, officials said...
  • Inspectors in Syria expect to meet key chemical disarmament deadline

    WASHINGTON — International inspectors expect to destroy Syria's ability to produce new chemical weapons by Nov. 1, the first major deadline in the United Nations-ordered disarmament of Syria's chemical arsenal, officials said Wednesday. The...
  • Syria meets deadline for plan to destroy chemical arsenal

    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...
  • Obama's diplomatic comeback

    Barack Obama came to office in 2009 promising a new era of diplomacy and engagement after the confrontational "axis of evil" approach of the George W. Bush administration. During his campaign, Obama said he would be willing to meet with the leaders of...
  • Syria releases video of purported chemical weapons inspectors at work

    BEIRUT — Syrian state television on Tuesday broadcast footage of what it said were disarmament inspectors at work in Syria as a second team of chemical weapons experts was preparing to leave for the war-battered nation. The video showed a pair...
  • Second team of chemical weapons inspectors heading to Syria

    Second team of chemical weapons inspectors heading to Syria
    WASHINGTON — A second team of international inspectors will be deployed to Syria as the closely watched effort to disarm President Bashar Assad's chemical weapons gathers steam, officials said Tuesday. The Organization for the Prohibition of...