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]
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]
August 20, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On August 20, 2008, the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) announced that Iraq had signed the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT). Most nations in the world are CTBT signatories. In November 2007, Iraq had announced its intention to ...[read more]
January 14, 2009
by Leslie Schulman
Iraq has become the 186th nation to join the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) by acceding to the 1997 Chemical Weapons Convention, the organization announced Wednesday. A spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon praised Iraq's move, saying that it showed the... ...[read more]
April 4, 2008
by Jaime Jansen
The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Friday called on 12 countries, including Syria, Iraq, Egypt and Lebanon, to join the 1997 Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) as the organization prepared to hold a review conference next week. So far, 183 countries have joined the ...[read more]
November 27, 2007
by James M Yoch Jr
Iraq will join the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) and become a member of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), according to a Monday statement from the office of Iraqi President Jalal Talibani. According to the statement, the Presidency Council of Iraq Monday agreed... ...[read more]

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