| Oct 1, 2013
| 8:17 AM
In a world of tanks and fighter jets, chemical hazard detection devices aren't exactly high profile. But nothing brings them into the light like a sarin gas attack.
Officials at Smiths Detection, which makes detectors locally and overseas that are...
| 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...
| Jan 25, 2014
| 4:15 PM
A team of civilian specialists from Aberdeen Proving Ground is headed to the Mediterranean Sea for what is being called a historic mission to destroy Syria's chemical warfare stockpile — an effort that could serve as a model in the drive to rid...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 4:45 PM
WASHINGTON — Syria has delivered less than 5% of its deadliest chemical weapons agents to international authorities a week before a deadline to surrender the entire cache, officials said Wednesday.
The government of President Bashar Assad, which...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 10:02 AM
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Thursday slammed Syria for failing to fulfill its pledges to surrender its most dangerous chemical weapons for destruction and voiced concern that the entire project could now be in jeopardy.
In a statement...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 8:33 AM
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...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 10:15 AM
WASHINGTON -- The Syrian government submitted an “initial disclosure” of its chemical weapons stockpiles to international inspectors Friday, the first step under a deal to eliminate the illicit poison gas program.
Experts at the Organization...
| Sep 21, 2013
Re "Bait-and-switch on Syria," Opinion, Sept. 17
Jonah Goldberg argues that the Obama administration changed its policy goal on Syria from ousting President Bashar Assad to eliminating chemical weapons in the hands of the government. He writes that...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 4:14 PM
MOSCOW -- The Kremlin on Sunday accused Washington of trying to sabotage a U.S.-Russian agreement for Syrian leader Bashar Assad to surrender his chemical arsenal.
“Our U.S. partners are beginning to blackmail us," Russian Foreign Minister...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 10:53 AM
It took chemical weapons to make the deaths of Syrian civilians matter to the rest of the world. Prior to the sarin gas attack near Damascus in August, more than 100,000 had died in the civil war, including many innocent civilians. After the chemical...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 12:13 PM
BEIRUT, Lebanon -- Syrian President Bashar Assad promised Monday to comply with international efforts to remove his chemical weapons, even as he sharply criticized the United States and other Western powers for proposing a United Nations resolution that...