Chemical Weapons

April 05, 2019 - 11:23 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Britain, France and the United States are warning the Syria against using chemical weapons on opponents of the government. The foreign ministers of the three countries say in a joint statement that Syria's past use of such weapons "cannot be disputed." They say they will "act...
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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May leaves the Guildhall, in Salisbury, England, Monday, March 4, 2019, on the first anniversary of the Skripal poisoning. British authorities say they have completed the cleanup of the southwestern English city of Salisbury, where a former Russian spy was poisoned with a nerve agent. (Ben Birchall/PA via AP)
March 04, 2019 - 12:43 pm
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May praised the "spirit and resolve" of people in Salisbury, England as the city on Monday marked a year since a nerve agent attack on a Russian ex-spy. The poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, represented the first use of a nerve agent...
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FILE - In this Monday, April 16, 2018 file photo, people stand in front of damaged buildings, in the town of Douma, the site of a suspected chemical weapons attack, near Damascus, Syria. The global chemical weapons watchdog says an investigation has found "reasonable grounds" that chlorine was used as a weapon in an attack on the Syrian town of Douma last year. The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons issued a final report Friday, March 1, 2019 of its Fact Finding Mission probe into the attack on April 2018. The United States, Britain and France blamed Syrian government forces for the attack and launched punitive airstrikes. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
March 01, 2019 - 10:01 pm
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The global chemical weapons watchdog said Friday it found "reasonable grounds" that chlorine was used as a weapon in a deadly attack on the Syrian town of Douma last year. The determination was contained in a detailed report by the Organization for the Prohibition of...
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In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows a woman receiving oxygen through respirators following a suspected chemical attack on her town of al-Khalidiya, in Aleppo, Syria, Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018. Some 50 civilians were being treated following a suspected poison gas attack by Syrian rebel groups on the government-held Aleppo city in the country's north, according to Syrian state media. (SANA via AP)
November 25, 2018 - 12:13 pm
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Russian warplanes attacked rebel-held areas in northern Syria for the first time in weeks on Sunday, as Syrian officials said more than 100 people were treated at hospitals for a suspected poison gas attack in the northern city of Aleppo that Damascus and Moscow blamed on...
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In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows a man receiving treatment at a hospital following a suspected chemical attack on his town of al-Khalidiya, in Aleppo, Syria, Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018. At least 41 civilians were being treated following a suspected poison gas attack by Syrian rebel groups on government-held Aleppo city in the country's north, according to Syrian state media. (SANA via AP)
November 24, 2018 - 10:56 pm
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The Latest on the Syrian conflict (all times local): 12:45 a.m. Syrian rebels have dismissed government accusations they used poison gas to attack government-held Aleppo city. Rebel commander Abdel-Salam Abdel-Razak says the opposition doesn't possess poisonous gases or the...
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In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows people receiving treatment at a hospital following a suspected chemical attack on his town of al-Khalidiya, in Aleppo, Syria, Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018. At least 41 civilians were being treated following a suspected poison gas attack by Syrian rebel groups on government-held Aleppo city in the country's north, according to Syrian state media. (SANA via AP)
November 24, 2018 - 6:03 pm
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — At least 50 civilians were being treated Saturday following a suspected poison gas attack by Syrian rebel groups on the government-held Aleppo city in the country's north, according to reports in Syrian state media. Most of those admitted to hospitals had breathing problems...
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In this Aug. 25, 2017, photo, Gen. Col. Igor Korobov, the head of the Main Directorate of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces, speaks during a news conference in the Russian Defense Ministry's headquarters in Moscow, Russia. The head of the Russian military intelligence agency GRU which has been accused of meddling in the U.S. elections has died in Moscow. He was 62. The Defense Ministry said Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018, in a statement that Korobov, who led the GRU since 2016, died Wednesday of "a lengthy and grave illness," a usual Russian euphemism for cancer. (Russian Defense Ministry Press Service via AP)
November 22, 2018 - 1:40 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Igor Korobov, head of the Russian military intelligence agency GRU, which has been accused of meddling in U.S. elections, has died in Moscow. He was 62. The Defense Ministry said Thursday in a statement that Korobov, who led the GRU since 2016, died Wednesday of "a lengthy and grave...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday, April 26, 2018, Syrians brought to The Hague by Russia face the media, in a move to discredit reports of an April 7, 2018, chemical weapons attack in the Syrian town of Douma, in The Hague, Netherlands. At a heated session of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons’ annual conference, on Monday Nov. 19, 2018, western powers clashed with Russia over a decision to set up a new investigative team which could name the perpetrators of chemical attacks. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, FILE)
November 20, 2018 - 11:41 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The global chemical weapons watchdog's initiative to apportion blame for poison gas and nerve agent attacks survived two institutional challenges from Russia on Tuesday and is set to become operational next year. The U.S. and other Western powers at the Organization for the...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday, April 26, 2018, Syrians brought to The Hague by Russia face the media, in a move to discredit reports of an April 7, 2018, chemical weapons attack in the Syrian town of Douma, in The Hague, Netherlands. At a heated session of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons’ annual conference, on Monday Nov. 19, 2018, western powers clashed with Russia over a decision to set up a new investigative team which could name the perpetrators of chemical attacks. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, FILE)
November 19, 2018 - 12:03 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — The U.S. and Western powers on Monday clashed with Russia and others over whether the global chemical weapons watchdog could start apportioning blame for poison gas and nerve agent attacks. At a heated session of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons' annual...
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November 16, 2018 - 4:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is poised to accuse Iran of violating an international treaty that bans chemical weapons, two U.S. officials said Friday. The officials said the administration plans to announce next week that Iran is not complying with the 1997 Chemical Weapons Convention...
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