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Biological and Chemical Weapons

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  • 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...
  • Syria, rebels blame each other for reported poison gas attack

    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...
  • 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...
  • Court: Wife's toxin use on spouse's lover no 'chemical weapons' plot

    Court: Wife's toxin use on spouse's lover no 'chemical weapons' plot
    Putting a toxic chemical on a neighbor's mailbox is not the same as deploying a "chemical weapon," the Supreme Court said Monday, throwing out a federal prosecution over what Chief Justice John Roberts called a "two-bit local assault." The justices...
  • Should Assad face trial as a war criminal?

     Should Assad face trial as a war criminal?
    Reports have circulated over the last several weeks that Syrian President Bashar Assad's forces are gaining the upper hand in that nation's ugly civil war — and are once again committing atrocities using internationally banned chemical weapons. This...
  • Syria probably dropped chlorine gas on civilians, rights group says

    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...
  • A Gaza solution: demilitarization

    A Gaza solution: demilitarization
    The key to ending the current battle between Hamas and Israel — and preventing more fighting in the future — is the demilitarization of Gaza. Simply put, Hamas without rockets is not the same Hamas. That solution, though seemingly...
  • Rachel Marsden: Kerry makes yet another dangerous rush to judgment

    Here we go again with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry leveraging a tragedy to make another "strong case" based on limited evidence. We have already seen this in the case of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and chemical weapons. Now it's Russian...
  • Aberdeen Proving Ground team has Syrian chemical weapons, ready to begin destruction

    Aberdeen Proving Ground team has Syrian chemical weapons, ready to begin destruction
    — After months of waiting, a team of chemists and engineers from Aberdeen Proving Ground is now ready to begin the historic destruction of Syria's chemical weapons, the Pentagon said Thursday. The work is to take place aboard a container ship...
  • Aberdeen Proving Ground team begins destroying Syrian chemicals

    Aberdeen Proving Ground team begins destroying Syrian chemicals
    A team of chemists and engineers from Aberdeen Proving Ground has begun to neutralize chemicals from Syria's weapons stocks, the Pentagon said Monday. The work is taking place aboard the container ship MV Cape Ray under heavy security at an...
  • Syria hands over last of declared chemical weapons, monitor says

    Syria hands over last of declared chemical weapons, monitor says
    The last of Syria’s declared chemical weapons material was loaded onto a Danish vessel Monday for future destruction, marking a “major landmark” in the effort to do away with the nation’s toxic arsenal, an international oversight...