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Biological and Chemical Weapons

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  • Syria releases video of purported chemical weapons inspectors at work

    BEIRUT — Syrian state television on Tuesday broadcast footage of what it said were disarmament inspectors at work in Syria as a second team of chemical weapons experts was preparing to leave for the war-battered nation. The video showed a pair...
  • Second team of chemical weapons inspectors heading to Syria

    Second team of chemical weapons inspectors heading to Syria
    WASHINGTON — A second team of international inspectors will be deployed to Syria as the closely watched effort to disarm President Bashar Assad's chemical weapons gathers steam, officials said Tuesday. The Organization for the Prohibition of...
  • Inspectors in Syria may need cease-fires to reach chemical weapons

    Inspectors in Syria may need cease-fires to reach chemical weapons
    BEIRUT — Inspectors working under a tight deadline to destroy Syria’s extensive chemical arsenal are off to an encouraging start but may need limited cease-fires to complete their task in the midst of a raging civil war, the head of the...
  • On government shutdown, try a little 'What, me worry?'

    Aaaarrgghhhh, the government is shut down, the debt ceiling is threatening to fall, we’re all doomed! Or not. Wednesday was Day 9 of the little government that can’t, with no sign that we’re not headed for Day 10, and Day 11, and...
  • The diplomatic track in Syria

    Even before his on-again, off-again threat to punish the government of Syria for the use of chemical weapons, President Obama was criticized for what many saw as a halting and incoherent policy toward the civil war in that country. Advocates of muscular...
  • Second group of chemical weapons inspectors is heading to Syria

    WASHINGTON — A second wave of chemical weapons inspectors is heading to war-battered Syria this week as the international effort to disarm President Bashar Assad's poison gas program races to meet its United Nations-ordered deadlines, officials said...
  • Kerry was initially skeptical of U.N. chemical team in Syria

    Kerry was initially skeptical of U.N. chemical team in Syria
    BEIRUT - Before the U.S.-Russia agreement was crafted last month to rid Syria of chemical weapons, U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry publicly downplayed the significance of the U.N. investigative team on the ground in Syria. The team, headed by...
  • Nobel Peace Prize recipient is a relatively obscure watchdog

    LONDON – Hardly anyone knew it existed before last month. Its work has been criticized and its employees shot at. Bigger names, including that of a teenage girl, were thought to be ahead in line for the world’s most prestigious award. But...
  • Malala wins wide acclaim for peace work, but not the Nobel Prize

    If the Nobel Peace Prize were awarded to the most inspiring triumph of reason over brutality, 16-year-old Malala Yousafzai would be booking a flight to Oslo. The Pakistani schoolgirl's activism for education and equality in defiance of Taliban bullets...
  • Inspectors visit 11 chemical weapons sites in Syria

    BEIRUT — Inspectors have visited almost half of Syria's declared chemical weapons sites as part of an ambitious plan to destroy the nation’s lethal stockpiles, an international watchdog agency said Wednesday. A team of experts in Syria has...
  • Making peace with war

    What if we had politicians who believed in the abolition of war with as much passion as the Republican right believes in the abolition of taxes? For me, the question that immediately follows is: What kind of politics draws power from resources other than...