Weapons inspections

U.N. Deputy Ambassador from U.S. Kelley Currie address the United Nations Security Council meeting on Syria, Tuesday April 17, 2018 at U.N. headquarters. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
April 17, 2018 - 10:37 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The latest on developments in Syria (all times local): 5:35 a.m. Russia is clashing again with the United States and its Western allies, saying airstrikes on suspected chemical sites in Syria have set back any political negotiations to end the seven-year conflict. The U.S., France and...
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A man rides past destruction in the town of Douma, the site of a suspected chemical weapons attack, near Damascus, Syria, Monday, April 16, 2018. Faisal Mekdad, Syria's deputy foreign minister, said on Monday that his country is "fully ready" to cooperate with the fact-finding mission from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons that's in Syria to investigate the alleged chemical attack that triggered U.S.-led airstrikes. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
April 16, 2018 - 7:59 pm
DOUMA, Syria (AP) — Syrian and Russian authorities prevented independent investigators from going to the scene of a suspected chemical attack, the head of the chemical watchdog group said Monday, blocking international efforts to establish what happened and who was to blame. The U.S. and France say...
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People stand in front of damaged buildings, in the town of Douma, the site of a suspected chemical weapons attack, near Damascus, Syria, Monday, April 16, 2018. Faisal Mekdad, Syria’s deputy foreign minister, said on Monday that his country is "fully ready" to cooperate with the fact-finding mission from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons that's in Syria to investigate the alleged chemical attack that triggered U.S.-led airstrikes. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
April 16, 2018 - 7:05 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The latest on the Syrian conflict (all times local): 2:05 a.m. Syrian state-run television says Syria's air defenses have confronted a new "aggression," shooting down missiles over the area of Homs in the country's center. It did not elaborate or say who carried out the airstrikes...
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A plane takes off from the British Royal Air Force base in Akrotiri, near the coastal city of Limassol in the eastern Mediterranean island of Cyprus, Thursday, April 12, 2018. British Prime Minister Theresa May summoned her Cabinet back from vacation to discuss possible military action against Syria over an alleged chemical weapons attack in Douma. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
April 13, 2018 - 4:05 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the Syrian conflict (all times local): 5:30 a.m. The U.N. Security Council has scheduled another emergency meeting Friday at Russia's request on the threat to international peace from possible air strikes on Syria by the U.S. and its allies. Russia had requested a...
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October 24, 2017 - 11:50 am
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia on Tuesday vetoed a U.S.-sponsored resolution that would have extended the work of inspectors seeking to determine who is responsible for chemical weapons attacks in Syria, accusing the United States of calling the vote "to show up and dishonor Russia." Russia's U.N...
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September 15, 2017 - 7:08 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Saturday leader Kim Jong Un vowed to complete his nuclear weapons program in the face of strengthening sanctions after he inspected a powerful new intermediate-range missile that was fired over Japan. The North's official Korean Central News Agency carried...
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A worker arranges South Korean newspapers reporting about North Korea's hydrogen bomb test at a news paper distributing station in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017. North Korea says it has detonated a thermonuclear weapon at an underground testing facility in its sixth and most powerful nuclear test to date. The North is calling the test a 'perfect success.' The explosion registered on seismographs around the region as a strong earthquake and was met by immediate condemnation from Pyongyang's neighbors. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
September 03, 2017 - 8:23 am
TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the nuclear test North Korea conducted Sunday — its sixth and largest so far (all times local): ___ 9:20 p.m. The European Union's foreign policy chief says North Korea's sixth nuclear test represents a "major provocation" and "a grave threat to regional and international...
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A worker arranges South Korean newspapers reporting about North Korea's hydrogen bomb test at a news paper distributing station in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017. North Korea says it has detonated a thermonuclear weapon at an underground testing facility in its sixth and most powerful nuclear test to date. The North is calling the test a 'perfect success.' The explosion registered on seismographs around the region as a strong earthquake and was met by immediate condemnation from Pyongyang's neighbors. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
September 03, 2017 - 8:19 am
TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the nuclear test North Korea conducted Sunday — its sixth and largest so far (all times local): ___ 9:15 p.m. NATO's secretary-general has strongly condemned North Korea's sixth nuclear test, calling it "yet another flagrant violation of multiple U.N. Security Council...
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South Korean President Moon Jae-in, left, arrives to presides over a meeting of the National Security Council at the presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017. North Korea said it set off a hydrogen bomb Sunday in its sixth nuclear test, which judging by the earthquake it set off appeared to be its most powerful explosion yet. (Yonhap via AP)
September 03, 2017 - 5:13 am
TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the nuclear test North Korea conducted Sunday — its sixth and largest so far (all times local): ___ 6 p.m. China's foreign ministry has condemned North Korea's sixth nuclear test. The ministry said in a statement Sunday that the Chinese government has "expressed firm...
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A man watches a TV news program on a public screen showing an image of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un while reporting North Korea's possible nuclear test in Tokyo Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017. South Korea's military said Sunday that North Korea is believed to have conducted its sixth nuclear test after it detected a strong earthquake, hours after Pyongyang claimed that its leader has inspected a hydrogen bomb meant for a new intercontinental ballistic missile. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
September 03, 2017 - 2:33 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the tensions on the Korean Peninsula (all times local): 3:30 p.m. South Korea's weather agency says an apparent nuclear test by North Korea appears to have been several times stronger than its previous test. The Korea Meteorological Administration estimated...
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