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Removal of chemical weapons from Syria delayed: watchdog | Reuters

The removal of deadly toxins from Syria under an international effort to rid the nation of its chemical arsenal will likely miss a December 31 deadline, the global chemical arms watchdog said. Bad weather and shifting battlefronts in Syria’s civil war have delayed the delivery of essential supplies to sites where the toxins are being prepared to be sent to ...

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Nobel peace prize winner OPCW chemical weapons watchdog | Mail Online

The Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to the watchdog responsible for preventing the use of chemical weapons. The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons OPCW, is working to destroy Syria’s massive chemical weapons stockpile after a sarin gas strike in the suburbs of Damascus killed more than 1,400 people in August. The $1.25 million prize will be presented ...

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Senior UN official urges confidence-building measures to counter global insecurity | U.N. News Centre

The United Nations disarmament chief today urged Member States to build confidence and trust with each other by establishing and strengthening global norms on disarmament issues related to nuclear weapons and conventional arms, including by continuing negotiations on a global arms trade treaty. “Throughout the history of UN efforts in disarmament, efforts to eliminate weapons of mass destruction have been ...

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NAM, China urge global disarmament of chemical weapons | PressTV

The Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) and China have underlined the necessity of the complete destruction of chemical weapons across the world. The call came in a joint NAM-China statement issued during the 69th meeting of the executive council of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). Describing the existence of weapons of mass-destruction as a major threat to international ...

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