February 12th, 2014
06:48 PM ET

OPCW: Only 11% of chemical weapons removed from Syria

By Salma Abdelaziz and Jim Sciutto

Syria has shipped out 11% of its chemical weapons stockpile - falling far short of the February 5 deadline to have all such arms removed from the country, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons told CNN Wednesday.

The slow pace of removal prompted U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to warn last month that all options remain available to force compliance.

The OPCW is now in touch with senior Syrian officials to discuss a new schedule going forward.
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U.S. slams Afghanistan's plans to release 65 prisoners
Afghan authorities say they don't have enough evidence to keep 65 prisoners the U.S. calls "dangerous insurgents" behind bars in Bagram prison.
February 12th, 2014
06:45 PM ET

U.S. slams Afghanistan's plans to release 65 prisoners

By Catherine E. Shoichet

The United States calls them "dangerous insurgents."

But Afghan authorities say they don't have enough evidence to keep the 65 prisoners behind bars.

Abdul Shukor Dadras, head of the Afghan Review Board, said Afghanistan's attorney general ordered the prisoners' release from Bagram prison after a careful review of 88 cases.

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