In state-owned outlet Al-Akhbar, Galal Aref commented on the recent UN Security Council session held on Syria, drawing a comparison between the current US position and its stance when upholding the invasion of Iraq, adding that the world is on the edge of a dangerous turn because Western countries are supporting the US despite lack …
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The Egyptian position towards the Syrian crisis is to support the political solution and the national army
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US media has reported that the army is holding a high-level weapons advisor to the ‘Islamic State’ group. The man has admitted to helping the jihadists in their quest to develop more concentrated mustard gas.
AFP – Chemical weapons such as chlorine have likely been used in a “systematic manner” in Syria, according to a report by a team from the world’s watchdog investigating alleged attacks there. The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) mission said evidence “lends credence to the view that toxic chemicals, most likely pulmonary …
Under a US-Russian deal negotiated last year, Syria signed up to the Chemical Weapons Convention and agreed to hand over its entire chemical weapons arsenal by 30 June of this year
Syria had been due to turn over some of the deadliest chemicals in its arsenal to ships by the end of the year, for delivery to a US boat which is to destroy them at sea.
A Syrian security official said the army prefers the TNT-packed barrels because they are cheaper than regular bombs, which they need import from Russia.
Arab nations seek unified stance on ridding the Middle East of WMDs
The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons said that Syrian personnel had visited one of two remaining sites that they could not visit for security reasons
“Syria has completed rendering inoperable its chemical weapons production and assembly installations,” said the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
A rebel attack near Damascus triggered power outages across the country.
Khalil says that the increase in Israeli settlers destroys any chance of achieving peace in the Middle East
Israel has carried out several air strikes inside Syria this year that officials said were aimed at preventing shipments of advanced weapons to Hezbollah
A defiant Assad has shown no sign of backing down
An OPCW official in The Hague said earlier this week that all “expedient methods” would be used to render Syria’s production facilities unusable.
Fahmy discusses roadmap, domestic affairs and foreign policy in UN address
The Syrian president said he saw “no obstacles” to a plan under which Damascus will relinquish its chemical arms
Assad insisted Syria was not gripped by civil war but was the victim of infiltration by foreign-backed Al-Qaeda fighters.
Russia said on Wednesday that Syria had given it evidence implicating anti-government rebels in the attack, which Britain, France and the United States have blamed on the forces of President Bashar Al-Assad.
Russia to strengthen relations with Egypt due to its prominent role in the region, says ministry
“The regime has sarin, the VX (nerve) agent and mustard gas,” chemistry student Zayed, 21, tells his team of volunteers in the northern city of Aleppo.
Lavrov was speaking at a joint press conference with his Egyptian counterpart Nabil Fahmi in Moscow.
Pinheiro told reporters that given the difficulties in gathering evidence, it was not possible immediately to establish responsiblity for the attacks, committed since the inquiry team started its probe in September 2011.
The Russia-US accord on the dismantling of Syria’s chemical stockpile will also weigh heavily on Security Council consultations expected to be called Monday.
US Secretary of State John Kerry did not use the word “serious”, saying: “If Assad fails to comply with the framework we are all agreed that there will be consequences.”
Egypt’s Foreign Minister pleased with US-Russia agreement ahead of visit to Moscow
Revealing details of the proposal for the first time Thursday, Russian daily Kommersant said Moscow had given Washington a four-step plan for the weapons handover
Egypt’s foreign minister stresses commitment to road map in meeting with Kerry
By Dr Cesar Chelala At the St. Petersburg meeting of the Group of 20 (G20) of developed and developing economies, President Barak Obama faced growing opposition on his decision to go to war with Syria by almost all world leaders, with the exception of France’s President. At a critical moment in that conflict, President Obama would be wise to follow the …