Watchdog blames Syria for chemical weapons attacks

World / Crime & Legal Apr 9, 2020

Watchdog blames Syria for chemical weapons attacks

The global chemical weapons watchdog explicitly blamed Syria for toxic attacks for the first time Wednesday, saying President Bashar Assad's air force used the nerve gas sarin and chlorine three times in 2017. The findings came in the first report from a new investigative team ...

World / Crime & Legal Jun 13, 2019

Syria bars access to chemical weapons investigators, says watchdog

Syrian officials have refused access to a newly created chemical weapons investigation team formed to identify culprits behind attacks with banned munitions, the organization's top official said in remarks published on Wednesday. Member countries of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) voted ...

Japan's aid to chemical arms watchdog lauded

National Dec 10, 2013

Japan's aid to chemical arms watchdog lauded

Ichiro Akiyama, a former Ground Self-Defense Force officer, said Monday that Japanese have made important contributions to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, which was named this year's winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. Akiyama, the first director of the Inspectorate Division at ...

Editorials Oct 29, 2013

Nobel Peace Prize sends messages

In choosing this year's Peace Prize recipient, the Nobel Committee hoped to accelerate global efforts to eliminate chemical weapons, which are relatively cheap and easy to produce.