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  • FILE - In this Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, file photo, a citizen journalism image provided by the United Media Office of Arbeen which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows members of the United Nations investigation team take samples from sand near a part of a missile that is likely to be a chemical rocket, according to activists, in the Damascus countryside of Ain Terma, Syria. The Obama administration is offering to destroy some of Syria's deadliest chemical weapons in international waters aboard a nearly 700-foot (213-meter), U.S. government-owned ship, U.S. officials told The Associated Press on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Local Committee of Arbeen, File)

    U.N. tells Syria to hurry on chemical weapons disposal

    The U.N. Security Council called on Syria Thursday to speed up the removal of its most harmful chemical weapons agents from the country, expressing "growing concern" at several missed deadlines.

  • In this citizen journalism image provided by Aleppo Media Center (AMC), an anti-Bashar Assad activist group, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, Syrian residents and rescue workers carry a body from a building damaged by the Syrian forces airplanes in the neighborhood of Qadi Askar in Aleppo, Syria, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014. The Aleppo Media Center said the air raid killed and wounded several people. (AP Photo/Aleppo Media Center, AMC)

    US says Syria must comply with chemical arms deal

    The United States accused the Syrian government Thursday of using stalling tactics to delay efforts to remove and destroy chemical agents, an indication that the international community's patience is wearing thin over the slow pace of the operation.

  • FILE - This Thursday Jan. 2, 2014 file photo shows one of the two field deployable hydrolysis units aboard the M/V Cape Ray in Portsmouth, Va. The M/V Cape Ray departed Monday, Jan. 27, 2014,  on a mission to destroy dozens of containers of deadly chemical weapons being removed from Syria as part of international efforts to dismantle that country's poison gas and nerve agent program. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

    Chemical weapons watchdog discusses Syria mission

    The United States on Thursday criticized Syria for its slow pace in moving chemical weapons out of the country for destruction, ratcheting up pressure on President Bashar Assad to cooperate with an unprecedented international chemical disarmament mission.

  • 14 companies bid to destroy Syria chemicals

    The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons says 14 private sector companies have submitted bids to destroy chemicals removed from Syria as part of international efforts to dismantle Damascus' poison gas and nerve agent program.

  • A crew member of the Danish warship Esbern Snare wears a protective mask which shows the reflection of the Danish cargo ship Ark Futura, during emergency drills on the sea between Cyprus and Syria, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. Two cargo ships and their warship escorts set sail at waters near Syria where they will wait for orders on when they can head to the Syrian port of Latakia to pick up more than 1,000 tons of chemical agents. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)

    Watchdog wants to speed up Syrian disarmament

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The global chemical weapons watchdog on Wednesday urged Syria to intensify efforts to get its stockpile of raw materials for poison gas and nerve agents to a port, so it can be shipped out of the country and destroyed.

  • Ahmet Uzumcu (right), director-general of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, accepts the Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of his organization from Thorbjorn Jagland, chairman of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, at City Hall in Oslo on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013. (AP Photo/Cornelius Poppe/NTB scanpix)

    Chemical-weapons watchdog receives Nobel Peace Prize

    Recalling the "burning, blinding and suffocating" horrors of chemical weapons, the head of a watchdog trying to consign them to history accepted the Nobel Peace Prize on Tuesday.

  • FILE - In this Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, file photo, a citizen journalism image provided by the United Media Office of Arbeen which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows members of the United Nations investigation team take samples from sand near a part of a missile that is likely to be a chemical rocket, according to activists, in the Damascus countryside of Ain Terma, Syria. The Obama administration is offering to destroy some of Syria's deadliest chemical weapons in international waters aboard a nearly 700-foot (213-meter), U.S. government-owned ship, U.S. officials told The Associated Press on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Local Committee of Arbeen, File)

    Scientists raise alarm over plan to destroy Syria's chemical weapons at sea

    Chemical weapons experts are criticizing the Defense Department's plan to destroy Syria's chemical arsenal aboard a U.S. vessel in the Mediterranean Sea, a proposal that Pentagon officials have described as low-risk.

  • ** FILE ** In this Sunday, March. 3, 201,3 file photo, Kurdish female members, foreground and background, of the Popular Protection Units stand guard at a check point near the northeastern city of Qamishli, Syria. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo, File)

    Syrian chemical arms may be destroyed in Albania

    The tiny, impoverished Balkan nation of Albania emerged Friday as a likely location where Syria's chemical weapons stockpile could be destroyed.

  • ** FILE ** U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry waits for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to arrive for their meeting at Villa Taverna, the US Ambassador's residence in Rome, Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Claudio Peri, Pool)

    Kerry praises international weapons inspectors for quick work in Syria

    Secretary of State John F. Kerry lauded international weapons inspectors Thursday for working "with unprecedented speed" toward eliminating Syria's chemical weapons stocks in accordance with the recent pressure put on Syria by the U.S., Russia and other permanent members of the U.N. Securtiy Council to destroy the weapons.

  • Rami Abdurrahman, head of the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, gestures during an interview with The Associated Press in Coventry, England, on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2013. (AP Photo/Raphael Satter)

    Syria has filed chemical weapon details: watchdog

    Syria has filed with the world's chemical weapons watchdog the details of its poison gas and nerve agent program and an initial plan to destroy it, the organization announced Sunday.

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