Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

YOU ARE HERE

France’s Camargue region and its herdsmen

Read more

FOCUS

The steady rise of women in Taiwanese politics

Read more

FASHION

For summer 2017 menswear, designers interrogate the complexity of modern life

Read more

THE INTERVIEW

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf hails 'milestone' as UN peacekeepers leave Liberia

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

The 'Brexecution' of Boris Johnson

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

State of British Politics 'Worse than Shakespeare'

Read more

PEOPLE & PROFIT

From London to Abu Dhabi: How Brexit sent shockwaves across the world

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

Carney: UK suffering from 'economic post-traumatic stress'

Read more

ACROSS AFRICA

Liberia UNMIL mission: Peacekeepers prepare to hand over to government

Read more

Middle East

Syria's declared chemical weapons '100% destroyed'

© AFP file photo

Text by NEWS WIRES

Latest update : 2016-01-05

An American company has completed the destruction of the last of Syria's declared chemical weapons stockpile.

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons says in a statement that US firm Veolia destroyed the last 75 cylinders containing hydrogen fluoride at a facility in Texas.

OPCW spokesman Malik Ellahi said Tuesday the destruction had been delayed because some cylinders were badly corroded.

OPCW Director-General Ahmet Uzumcu has welcomed the milestone but adds that the watchdog is continuing efforts to "address ongoing use of toxic chemicals as weapons" in Syria and is still checking the accuracy of the declaration detailing its chemical arsenal made by Damascus when it joined the organization in 2013.

Destruction of the most dangerous elements of Syria's declared arsenal was completed last August.

(AP)

Date created : 2016-01-05

  • SYRIA

    UN sets out framework for Syria chemical weapons probe

    Read more

  • IRAQ

    IS group likely used mustard gas in Iraq, says US

    Read more

  • SYRIA

    UN Security Council requests probe into Syrian chemical weapons

    Read more

COMMENT(S)