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Acid attacks: ‘I didn’t have the money to buy justice, but I had brains to go on’

In the wake of acid attacks, victims — often women — can feel hopeless. Now, women around the world are fighting back.

Syrian talks end with no sign of peace

The first round of peace talks has ended with no progess made on ending the civil war or commitment from the govt to return to the negotiating table.

Chemical weapons watchdog urges Syria to speed up handover

The OPCW has called on President Bashar al-Assad to pick up momentum in handing over Syria's remaining chemicals for destruction.

Syria ships out first batch of chemical materials

Syria has started moving chemical weapons materials out of the country as part of the disarmament programme, which has faced technical problems.

War and weather delay Syria’s chemical weapons removal

Chemical arms watchdog OPCW has said Syria will likely miss its December 31 deadline to remove the "most critical" warfare chemicals from the country.

US seeks to destroy Syrian chemical weapons at sea

The country has offered to destroy Syrian chemicals on a US ship and is looking for a suitable Mediterranean port where processing can be carried out.

Watchdog: All Syria’s chemical weapons are now under seal

Syria's entire declared stock of chemical weapons has been placed under seal, says inspectors.

Watchdog steadily eliminating Syria’s chemical weapons

The world's chemical weapons watchdog says its inspectors have checked 11 out of 20 sites identified to be carrying Syria's banned weapons.

Chemical weapons watchdog wins Nobel Peace prize

The OPCW, a chemical weapons watchdog supervising the destruction of Syria's arsenal, has won the Nobel Peace prize.

Sisulu calls on all countries to destroy chemical weapons

National assembly speaker Max Sisulu says the destruction of chemical weapons should take place in every country, not only in Syria.

Syria chemical disarmament team begins mission

Following a chemical attack in Damascus, disarmament experts will begin cataloguing Syria's arsenal of chemical weapons in order to destroy it.

SA welcomes UN decision on Syria chemical weapons

South Africa has welcomed a decision providing for the destruction of chemical weapons in Syria, the department of international relations has said.

Disposing of chemical weapons will take a year, says Syria’s al-Assad

President Bashar al-Assad is willing to get rid of Syria's chemical weapons arsenal, but says it will cost $1-billion and take a year.

Germany denies involvement in Syria’s chemical attack

Germany has rejected a suggestion it might have contributed to the sarin attack in Damascus after it was revealed the country sold chemicals to Syria.

Russia, France at loggerheads over Syria report

Despite France's sentiments, Russia's foreign minister has said there was no proof that Bashar al-Assad's troops carried out the attack on Damascus.

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National Science and Technology Forum

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