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Russian-Chinese Proposal To Curb Powers Of Chemical Weapons Watchdog Fails

Added: 20.11.2018 17:41 | 7 views | 0 comments

The full membership of the Organization of the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons voted to reject a Russian-led attempt to curb the new powers given to the agency to place blame on the use of banned toxic munitions in Syria on Tuesday, according to Reuters. The members voted 99 to 27 in favor of passing the increased budget for 2019 while rejecting proposals by Russia and Iran that aimed to block it from increasing its powers. The vote came after tensions escalated this year between Russia, whose forces are supporting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, and the West over Assad's repeated use of chemical weapons in the Syrian war. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said giving the...

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Russia fails to curb new powers of chemical weapons watchdog

Added: 20.11.2018 17:16 | 3 views | 0 comments

Members of the global chemical weapons watchdog on Tuesday overwhelmingly rejected a Russian-led push to undercut new powers that allow the agency to point the finger of blame for the use of banned toxic munitions in Syria.

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Global chemical weapons agency members pass budget amid opposition from Russia

Added: 20.11.2018 17:16 | 1 views | 0 comments

Members of the global chemical weapons agency on Tuesday overwhelmingly passed a new budget, rejecting attempts by Russia to block the organization from gaining new powers to assign blame for attacks in Syria.

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Russia fails to curb new powers of chemical weapons watchdog

Added: 20.11.2018 14:50 | 11 views | 0 comments

A push led by Russia to undercut new powers by the global chemical weapons agency to assign blame for attacks with banned poisons in Syria failed to win enough votes on Tuesday.

Tags: Syria, Russia
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Iraq launches air strikes against Islamic State in Syria

Added: 20.11.2018 12:40 | 10 views | 0 comments

Iraq launched an air strike on an Islamic State target inside neighboring Syria on Tuesday, its military said on Monday.

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Russia says Moscow and Ankara must take swift decisions on Syria's Idlib: agencies

Added: 20.11.2018 12:16 | 14 views | 0 comments

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu told his Turkish counterpart on Tuesday that Moscow and Ankara needed to take swift decisions to support a demilitarized zone in Syria's Idlib Province.

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ISIS ON BRINK of DEFEAT? Syrian forces expel savage militants from FINAL stronghold

Added: 20.11.2018 6:20 | 14 views | 0 comments

SYRIAN armed forces have liberated the entirety of the southern Syrian province of as-Suwayda from the clutches of ISIS, they reported on Monday.

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Trump Administration Planning To Add Venezuela To List Of State Sponsors Of Terrorism

Added: 20.11.2018 2:48 | 14 views | 0 comments

U.S. officials and internal government emails revealed the White House was preparing to add Venezuela to the United States list of state sponsors of terrorism on Monday, according to The Washington Post. The move would be a remarkable escalation after President Donald Trump criticized Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro since the list is typically used for governments accused of providing "support for acts of international terrorism." The current list only includes Iran, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida is among several Republican legislators who have pushed for the designation on the grounds that Caracas has ties to Lebanese Hezbollah, the Revolutionary Armed Forces...

Syrian army says Islamic State cleared from southeastern desert

Added: 19.11.2018 17:26 | 12 views | 0 comments

The Syrian army said on Monday Islamic State militants had been cleared from a rugged area in southeastern Syria, where they had been holding out for months against a campaign to defeat them.

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