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Sigrid Kaag, special coordinator of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons-United Nations (OPCW-UN). ©Reuters/Khaled al-Hariri
Last dangerous chemicals shipped from Syria: watchdog

The last of Syria's declared chemical agents have been shipped from the war-torn country after months of delays and are en route for destruction at sea, the world's chemical watchdog said.

Last dangerous chemicals shipped from Syria: watchdog
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Kazakhstan urges DPRK to give up nukes

Nazarbayev has called upon North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons.

Kazakhstan urges DPRK to give up nukes
A boy affected by what activists say was a gas attack. ©Reuters/Amer Alfaj
HRW says 'strong evidence' Syria govt used chlorine gas

Evidence "strongly suggests" Syria's government used chlorine gas on three towns in mid-April in violation of the chemical weapons treaty it joined last year, Human Rights Watch said.

HRW says 'strong evidence' Syria govt used chlorine gas
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Central Asia step closer to nuclear weapons free zone

Five nuclear powers signed a new Protocol to the existing Central Asian Nuclear-Weapon-Free-Zone (CANWFZ) Treaty in New York on Tuesday.

Central Asia step closer to nuclear weapons free zone
Police arrest 250, seize weapons in Argentina
Police arrest 250, seize weapons in Argentina

A series of raids west of Buenos Aires yielded 250 arrests and unearthed firearms and drugs, police said Monday, the second such operation in as many weeks.

Police arrest 250, seize weapons in Argentina
China police seize thousands of guns, knives: media
China police seize thousands of guns, knives: media

Police in China have seized a huge cache of weapons including 15,000 guns and 120,000 knives from an illegal arms ring and detained 15 suspects, state media reported.

China police seize thousands of guns, knives: media
Japan lifts own blanket arms export ban
Japan lifts own blanket arms export ban

Japan on Tuesday lifted a self-imposed ban on weapons exports, introducing new rules covering the arms trade in a move supporters say will boost Tokyo's global role, but which could unnerve China.

Japan lifts own blanket arms export ban
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Pentagon not developing biological weapons in Kazakhstan

Some observers speculate that the laboratory will have a dubious purpose and might be used for development of biological weapons by the Pentagon.

Pentagon not developing biological weapons in Kazakhstan
A ship is docked at Syria's Mediterranean port city of Latakia. ©Reuters/Khaled al-Hariri
First chemical arms material shipped out of Syria

The first shipment of chemical weapons materials left Latakia port Tuesday under a deal to rid Syria of its chemical arsenal.

First chemical arms material shipped out of Syria
Russia to bury Kalashnikov in new 'pantheon' of heroes
Russia to bury Kalashnikov in new 'pantheon' of heroes

Russia was Friday to bury Mikhail Kalashnikov, the designer of the iconic AK-47 assault rifle that was the favoured weapon of guerrillas worldwide, at a newly-opened cemetery for national heroes.

Russia to bury Kalashnikov in new 'pantheon' of heroes
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US Defense Department might be constructing dual-capable laboratory in Kazakhstan

The stated purpose of the new facility is to “ensure security of select agents left behind in Kazakhstan as part of the Soviet military biological program and find ways to counteract them”.

US Defense Department might be constructing dual-capable laboratory in Kazakhstan
Russian missile deployment raises alarm
Russian missile deployment raises alarm

Washington has joined Russia's neighbours in voicing alarm after Moscow revealed it had moved nuclear-capable Iskander missiles closer to EU borders in response to the US-led deployment of a disputed air defence shield.

Russian missile deployment raises alarm
Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons' (OPCW) Director General Ahmet Uzumcu. ©Reuters/Vegard Grott/NTB Scanpix
Chemical watchdog approves Syria plan despite delays

The world's chemical watchdog on Tuesday agreed the final details of a plan to destroy Syria's arsenal, vowing to push ahead with the unprecedented project despite delays.

Chemical watchdog approves Syria plan despite delays
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. ©Reuters/Eduardo Munoz
UN chief says Syria chemical attackers should be sanctioned

UN chief Ban Ki-moon called on the international community Friday to sanction those responsible for Syrian chemical weapons attacks documented in a newly released report.

UN chief says Syria chemical attackers should be sanctioned
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Nuclear war to 'end civilization' with famine: study

A nuclear war between India and Pakistan would set off a global famine that could kill two billion people and effectively end human civilization, a study said Tuesday.

Nuclear war to 'end civilization' with famine: study
Sigrid Kaag, Special Coordinator of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons-United Nations (OPCW-UN). ©Reuters/Khaled al-Hariri
Watchdog warns of delay in moving Syria chemical weapons

The world's chemical watchdog said Sunday that the transportation of Syria's chemical arsenal out of the country could be delayed by a few days due to technical difficulties.

Watchdog warns of delay in moving Syria chemical weapons
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Kazakhstan may contribute to liquidation of chemical weapons in Syria

We believe the Middle East should be a zone free of weapons of mass destruction: Director of the Foreign Ministry’s Department for Multilateral Cooperation.

Kazakhstan may contribute to liquidation of chemical weapons in Syria
Gaps seen narrowing despite Iran nuclear deal failure
Gaps seen narrowing despite Iran nuclear deal failure

Diplomats insisted they are closing in on an agreement to curb Iran's nuclear programme despite the failure to clinch a long-sought deal in marathon negotiations in Geneva.

Gaps seen narrowing despite Iran nuclear deal failure
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N. Korea completes work on nuclear test site: pictures

North Korea has built two tunnel entrances at its nuclear test site in a sign it plans more of its internationally condemned detonations.

N. Korea completes work on nuclear test site: pictures
India police question crew of US ship over arms: reports
India police question crew of US ship over arms: reports

Indian police on Friday questioned 33 people aboard a ship operated by a US anti-piracy firm for carrying guns and ammunition in Indian waters without proper permits.

India police question crew of US ship over arms: reports