U.N. team standing by to probe Syria chemical arms faces hurdles

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By Anthony Deutsch and Fredrik Dahl THE HAGUE (Reuters) - A team of U.N.-led experts is on standby in Cyprus waiting for the go-ahead to investigate allegations of chemical weapons attacks in Syria, but the mission has been held up by diplomatic wrangling over their powers and how to keep them safe. The team of at least 15 investigators includes analytical chemists, able to collect and test suspected samples, and World Health Organisation experts on the medical effects of exposure to toxins, who could examine alleged victims. For now, the deployment is at an impasse. Some U.N. ...