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  • The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons won this year's Nobel Peace Prize on Friday "for its extensive efforts" to rid the world of such arsenals, the awarding committee said.

    In this Friday Sept. 27, 2013 file photo a car arrives at the headquarters of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, OPCW, in The Hague, Netherlands.
    LAST UPDATE : Oct 11, 2013, 10:19 AM EDT
  • Protesters gather in front of the White House September 10, 2013 in Washington, DC.

    The five veto-wielding members of the Security Council to meet to discuss what to include in a new resolution requiring that Syria's chemical weapons stockpile be secured and dismantled.

    LAST UPDATE : Sep 11, 2013, 11:50 PM EDT
  • FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013 file citizen journalism image provided by the Local Comity of Arbeen which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, a member of a UN investigation team takes samples from the ground in the Damascus countryside of Zamalka, Syria.

    Russia's proposal to place Syria's chemical weapons stockpile under international control for dismantling would involve a lengthy and complicated operation made more difficult by a deep lack of trust.

    LAST UPDATE : Sep 11, 2013, 12:02 AM EDT
  • Demonstrators opposed to the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad gather on the lawn of the Capitol in Washington, Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, as Congress returns to work from August recess.

    In a rapid and remarkable chain of events, Syria welcomed the idea of turning over all of its chemical weapons for destruction, and the U.S. president said such an action could head off the threats of air strikes.

    LAST UPDATE : Sep 10, 2013, 9:52 AM EDT