Chemical Weapons Convention

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons was praised by the Nobel committee. (JM LOPEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Group That Fights Chemical Weapons Wins Nobel Peace Prize

OSLO, Norway (AP) — The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons won this year’s Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for its efforts to stop the chemical warfare that has haunted the world from Hitler’s gas chambers to […]


Secretary of State John Kerry warned Congress Wednesday against scuttling a historic opportunity for a nuclear pact with Iran by pressing ahead with new sanctions while international negotiators seek to prevent Tehran from being able to assemble an atomic weapons arsenal. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

In US Arsenal, Lessons For Syria Chemical Weapons

Three decades after the United States started destroying its own chemical weapons, the nation’s stockpile stands at more than 3,000 tons — about three times what the U.S. now says Syrian President Bashar Assad controls.