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  • Activists: Suspected chemical attacks in Syria injure 40

    Suspected chlorine gas attacks by Syrian government helicopters injured some 40 people and killed a child in the country's northwest, activists said Saturday, a day after an international chemical weapons watchdog said it was ready to investigate a series of newly claimed attacks.
  • Chemical watchdog team waiting for Syria approval for visit

    The global chemical weapons watchdog says a team stands ready to visit Syria to investigate recent claims of chemical weapon attacks against civilians as soon as the government gives approval. The latest report by the Organization for the Prohibition...

    Syrian opposition, activists report chemical attack in Idlib

    Syrian activist groups on Wednesday reported another suspected chemical attack in the northwestern province of Idlib, with one group tweeting that a dozen people were "suffocating." Several Idlib-based groups said government helicopters dropped at...

    Chemical weapons watchdog remembers 1915 chlorine gas attack

    The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons marked the centennial of the first large-scale use of gas during World War I with a commemoration Tuesday to pay tribute to all victims of such arms over the past century. Close to the fields where...

    Full circle: Chlorine now chemical weapon of choice in Syria

    Exactly one century ago Wednesday, German troops opened the taps on a line of chlorine tanks to send a poisonous cloud drifting across no man's land and into World War I Allied trenches. The gas blinded soldiers and made them retch, vomit and choke,...