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Biological and Chemical Weapons

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  • Syria probably dropped chlorine gas on civilians, rights group says

    The Syrian government probably used chlorine gas on civilian populations on five occasions in April, a rights group said Tuesday. Human Rights Watch has gathered evidence that it says strongly suggests the government has embedded canisters of chlorine...
  • Obama argues against use of force to solve global conflicts

    On the final stop of his weeklong Asian tour, President Obama on Monday answered the question that has dogged him all along the way: Has he gone too far in reducing America's historical role in global security? The president, who rode into office on a...
  • More than 50 killed in Syria in string of attacks

    More than 50 killed in Syria in string of attacks
    More than 50 people were killed and scores injured in Syria on Tuesday during a series of mortar and car-bomb attacks targeting pro-government districts in Damascus and Homs, according to official and activist accounts. The deadliest strike was a car...
  • Deadly chemical weapons, buried and lost, lurk under U.S. soil

    Deadly chemical weapons, buried and lost, lurk under U.S. soil
    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. — Yanking aside a tree branch, Jason Watson peered into a waterlogged trench. He pointed out discolored metal drums sunk halfway in the water. "Blister agents, choking agents, blood agents," Watson said, listing the array of...
  • Syria, rebels blame each other for reported poison gas attack

    BEIRUT — Each side in the Syrian conflict blamed the other Saturday for an alleged poison gas attack that reportedly injured scores of civilians in the central province of Hama. There was no independent confirmation of a chemical strike, which...
  • Oxford Woman, 94, An Unlikely Victim Of Anthrax Attacks

    Oxford Woman, 94, An Unlikely Victim Of Anthrax Attacks
    For weeks Ottilie Lundgren hadn't been able to shake a pesky cold, so when her niece Shirley Davis visited her Oxford home on a Friday morning and found the 94-year-old woman was having difficulty breathing, they went to the hospital. "I remember she...
  • Removal of Syrian chemical weapons almost 90% complete, monitor says

    BEIRUT — The Syrian government has shipped out almost 90% of its chemical weapons material, raising hopes that the war-ravaged nation can meet a Sunday deadline to comply with a disarmament accord, an international regulator said Tuesday. The...
  • Chemical weapons removal from Syria nearly complete

    BEIRUT — With its latest deadline days away, Syria is close to eliminating its stockpile of chemical weapons, monitors said Tuesday, an improbable accomplishment in the midst of civil war that is likely to diminish further the possibility of...
  • Aberdeen scientists waiting to destroy Syrian chemical weapons

    Aberdeen scientists waiting to destroy Syrian chemical weapons
    At the end of January, chemists and engineers left Aberdeen Proving Ground for the Mediterranean Sea to lead the historic destruction of Syria's chemical weapons. More than two months later, they're still waiting for the mission to start. As the...
  • America's quiver of outrage is empty

    Don't step over the line and re-militarize the Rhineland. Absorbing Austria would cross a red line. Breaking up Czechoslovakia is unacceptable. Get out of Poland by the announced deadline. The rest was history. Don't dare blow up another American...
  • Syria unlikely to meet deadline on its deadliest chemical agents

    WASHINGTON — Syria has delivered less than 5% of its deadliest chemical weapons agents to international authorities a week before a deadline to surrender the entire cache, officials said Wednesday. The government of President Bashar Assad, which...