Palestine enters OPCW , Israel will not ratify its own entry

By Middle East Affairs On Wednesday, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons announced that Palestine has joined the global arms watchdog's convention to stop the spread of chemical weapons. Palestine joins the organization as the 193rd state, the OPCW announced that UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres had sent a note of Palestine's official accession papers, on

Syria chemical weapons inspection postponed after gunfire

By Middle East Affairs International chemical weapons inspectors will have to delay their visit to the site of an alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria after a U.N. security experienced gunfire during its visit Tuesday, Reuters reported. The news agency said the U.N. security team had entered Douma to assess its situation