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Global chemical watchdog wins Nobel Peace Prize

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THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Efforts to eliminate chemical weapons won a Nobel Peace Prize today for the global watchdog trying to destroy Syria’s stockpiles of nerve gas and other poisonous agents.

By giving its prestigious prize to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, the Norwegian Nobel Committee turned the spotlight both on Syria’s devastating civil war and on a type of weapon that has horrified nations since World War I.

The reaction in Syria was notably polarized. A…

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