OPCW Wins Nobel Peace Prize 2013


The global chemical weapons watchdog working to eliminate chemical arms stockpiles around the battlefields of Syria's civil war won the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize. The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), a relatively small organisation with a modest budget, dispatched experts to Syria after a sarin gas attack killed more than 1,400 … [Read more...]

Why Are Chemical Weapons Worse Than Conventional Weapons?

Chemical Weapon

The US is pushing for military action in Syria accusing it of using chemical weapons in which 1,429 people were killed in the month of August. The chemical weapon reportedly used by Syria in the Damascus suburb of Ghouta was sarin gas, which, in high doses, can kill within minutes of exposure, first causing convulsions, paralysis, and then, finally, … [Read more...]

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