# chemical-weapons - Tuesday 13 May, 2014
Human Rights Watch say that barrel bombs embedded with cylinders of chlorine gas were dropped on three towns.
# chemical-weapons - Wednesday 30 April, 2014
Up to 60 people were killed in attacks on Damascus and Homs yesterday.
# chemical-weapons - Thursday 27 March, 2014
As a 13-year old schoolgirl, Setsuko Thurlow became a survivor of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. Her harrowing testimony is a continuing reminder of the importance of nuclear disarmament, writes Jamie Walsh.
# chemical-weapons - Tuesday 7 January, 2014
Syria agreed last year to a US-Russian deal to hand over its chemical weapons.
# chemical-weapons - Monday 16 December, 2013
The “unprecedented” bombardment came as the UN estimated that the number of Syrian refugees would touch 4.1 million by the end of 2014.
# chemical-weapons - Friday 13 December, 2013
The United Nations report concluded that there have been at least five deadly attacks.
# chemical-weapons - Friday 1 November, 2013
The attack targeted the delivery of Russian missiles with Israel worried repeatedly declaring it would intervene to stop Hezbollah receiving “game-changing” weapons.
# chemical-weapons - Thursday 31 October, 2013
Syria had been given a deadline of tomorrow to get rid of all of its production and assembly facilities for chemical weapons.
# chemical-weapons - Monday 28 October, 2013
A new batch of chemical weapons inspectors are learning how to tell if an attack has taken place or not.
# chemical-weapons - Sunday 27 October, 2013
Damascus was required to submit the destruction plan under a US-Russian deal agreed last month.
# chemical-weapons - Monday 7 October, 2013
Syria’s quick compliance with the destroying of chemical weapons stockpile has earned praise from US Secretary of State John Kerry.
# chemical-weapons - Sunday 6 October, 2013
The team charged with the destruction of the weapons began the process this morning, a source in the international mission has said.
# chemical-weapons - Monday 30 September, 2013
115 Irish Defence Forces personnel have now arrived at their new base. Why were they sent there? How long is the mission? How will they spend their downtime? Your questions, answered.
UN chemical weapons experts leave country as separate disarmament group moves in to take next step against banned arsenal.
# chemical-weapons - Saturday 28 September, 2013
The Tánaiste will also address the United Nations General Assembly later today.
# chemical-weapons - Friday 27 September, 2013
# chemical-weapons - Wednesday 25 September, 2013
Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Eamon Gilmore said it reflects Ireland’s “long-standing opposition to the use of weapons of mass destruction”.
# chemical-weapons - Saturday 21 September, 2013
Inspectors are reviewing the latest chemical weapons disclosure by Syrian officials.
# chemical-weapons - Friday 20 September, 2013
Syria has handed over details of its chemical weapons arsenal.
# chemical-weapons - Thursday 19 September, 2013
The Syrian President made his remarks in an interview with Fox News, telling the network that Syria is not gripped by a civil war.
# chemical-weapons - Thursday 12 September, 2013
Syria is planning on joining the UN’s chemical weapons convention ahead of a planned disarmament of its chemical weapons.
# chemical-weapons - Tuesday 10 September, 2013
Russia has asked for the meeting on the back of multiple developments in the past 24 hours.
Barack Obama is due to address the nation today, while he awaits the outcome of a Congress vote on Syria strikes.
# chemical-weapons - Monday 9 September, 2013
The Russian plan for the Assad regime to surrender its weapons has been given a cautious reception in the White House.
The photo of the party’s newest member was taken when the former Fianna Fáil TD visited Syria in 2009 and has re-emerged online in recent days.
# chemical-weapons - Sunday 8 September, 2013
The videos were released overnight as the Obama administration embarks on a media blitz to press the case for intervention in the coming days.
# chemical-weapons - Friday 6 September, 2013
Putin has emerged as one of the most implacable critics of military intervention against the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
# chemical-weapons - Wednesday 4 September, 2013
The US president said that he believed he would get Congressional backing for strikes on Syria.
# chemical-weapons - Sunday 1 September, 2013
Obama says America is ready for strike action following the chemical weapons attack that killed more than 1,400 people.
# chemical-weapons - Saturday 31 August, 2013
The decision represents a significant gamble for Obama, who has an estranged relationship with lawmakers.
The team will head to The Hague to assess the evidence gathered during their probe.
# chemical-weapons - Friday 30 August, 2013
The US Secretary of State John Kerry said earlier that “the question is no longer what do we know, the question is what we in the international community do now.”
The British House of Commons has rejected a call for military strikes but do you think international forces should intervene in Syria?
Chuck Hagel has insisted Washington is still seeking an “international coalition” to take action against the regime.
# chemical-weapons - Thursday 29 August, 2013
Meanwhile, UN weapons inspectors left their hotels, but it is not known what their destination is at this point.
# chemical-weapons - Wednesday 28 August, 2013
The images coming from Syria of small bodies wrapped in shrouds do not indicate the horrors of the moments before death – and the fact that humans are willing to inflict this on others must not be shied away from, writes Ann Cronin.
The Minister for Foreign Affairs described the deliberate use of chemical weapons against civilians in Syria as “a very serious war crime” – but called for diplomacy rather than an invasion.
# chemical-weapons - Tuesday 27 August, 2013
The investigation has been delayed until tomorrow as rebels fail to guarantee the experts’ safety.