Briefly World: Syria sends OPCW details of its chemical weapons inventory

Syria has sent the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons an “initial declaration” outlining its weapons programme.

Published: September 21, 2013 3:36:23 am

The hague: Syria has sent the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons an “initial declaration” outlining its weapons programme,the organisation said Friday. Spokesman Michael Luhan told The Associated Press that the declaration is “being reviewed by our verification division”. The organisation will not release details of what is in the declaration. No reason was given for the postponement. PTI

Pak to free Taliban leader Baradar today

Islamabad: Pakistan Friday announced it will release former Afghan Taliban deputy chief Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar on Saturday,meeting a long-standing demand of Afghanistan. PTI

Eight arrested over Barclays cyber raid in UK

London: Eight persons were arrested by Scotland Yard for allegedly stealing £1.3 million from Barclays bank in the UK by taking control of their computer network. The money was stolen from the bank’s Swiss Cottage branch in north London in April. The men,aged between 24 and 47,are in custody here after being arrested Thursday. Their identities have not been disclosed as yet,but one of them may be of Indian origin. PTI

Bombs inside Sunni mosque in Iraq kill 15

Tirkit: Two bombs concealed in air conditioning units inside a Sunni mosque south of the Iraqi city of Samarra exploded during Friday prayers,killing at least 15 people,police and hospital sources said. It was not clear who was behind the attack,in al-Mafraq. reuters

18 Afghan police killed in ambush: Interior ministry

Kabul: Militants killed 18 Afghan police when officers returning from an anti-insurgent operation were caught in an ambush in the remote northeastern province of Badakhshan,the interior ministry said Friday. PTI

Smoking to be banned in English prisons: Report

London: Smoking is set to be prohibited in all prisons in England and Wales over fears of that staff may bring compensation claims,the Times reported Friday. A pilot scheme is set to be launched early next year banning all tobacco products in the grounds of jails in southwest England,with a full ban due to be rolled out within 12 months. PTI

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