July 12, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
A provincial court in Myanmar on Thursday sentenced four journalists and the chief executive from the Unity Journal to a 10-year prison sentence and hard labor for publishing a story in January in violation of the national State Secrets Act, a British colonial law dating back to the 1920s. The ...[read more]
June 2, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court ruled Monday in Bond v. United States that prosecutors cannot use an international chemical weapons treaty to convict a woman who attacked her husband's lover. Carol Anne Bond attempted to poison the woman by applying two toxic chemicals to her mailbox, car door handles and ...[read more]
May 14, 2014
by Ann Schober
Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Tuesday that it has strong evidence the Syrian government used chemical weapons on three rebel-held towns in Northern Syria last month. The announcement reveals results of a two-week investigation by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) ...[read more]
April 30, 2014
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) announced Tuesday that it would begin a fact-finding mission into allegations of the use of chlorine gas in Syria. Although both rebel forces and the Syrian government acknowledge that the chemical weapon was used on the Syrian town ...[read more]
February 22, 2014
by Matthew Pomy
After failing to meet a February 3 deadline, Syria released a 100-day plan to dispose of their chemical weapons on Friday. The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) set the deadline for all Syrian chemical weapons to be destroyed by June 30. While the OPCW did not comment on ...[read more]
February 6, 2014
by Theresa Donovan
The Syrian Foreign Ministry on Wednesday entered into agreements with the UN and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) to dispose of chemical weapons within the country. The announcement of the agreement came from Russian officials and was also announced on Syrian ...[read more]
December 13, 2013
by Jaimie Cremeans
The UN team investigating the use of chemical weapons in Syria reported on Thursday that it has found credible evidence that chemical weapons have been used on numerous occasions throughout the Syrian Civil War. The Mission to Investigate Allegations of Use of Chemical Weapons in the Syrian Arab ...[read more]
October 6, 2013
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
A team of disarmament experts from the UN and the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) on Sunday began overseeing the destruction by the Syrian government, and will verify that the process is correctly handled. The disarmament team will destroy the chemical weapons arsenal, ...[read more]
September 27, 2013
by Lauren Laing
The UN said Friday that inspectors returned to Syria on Wednesday to investigate seven chemical weapon attacks, including three that occurred after the August 21 incident in Damascus. The investigation is set to be finished by Monday, followed by a separate visit by the Organisation for the ...[read more]
September 17, 2013
by Elizabeth LaForgia
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stated Monday that UN inspectors have confirmed that "chemical weapons were used on a relatively large scale" in the suburbs of Damascus on August 21, causing numerous civilian casualties in violation of international law. A report issued by chief weapons inspector ...[read more]

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