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Biological and Chemical Weapons

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  • 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?'

    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...
  • 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

    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...
  • U.N. team to probe sites of reported Syrian chemical weapons use

    U.N. team to probe sites of reported Syrian chemical weapons use
    U.N. inspectors have been granted permission to probe three sites in Syria where chemical weapons are suspected to have been used in the nearly 2 1/2-year-old civil war, the world body’s chief announced Wednesday. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-...
  • White House seeks U.N. probe of alleged Syria chemical weapons attack

    White House seeks U.N. probe of alleged Syria chemical weapons attack
    WASHINGTON -- The White House is asking a team of United Nations inspectors to investigate allegations that hundreds of civilians were killed in a chemical weapons attack in Syria on Wednesday. In a statement, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said the...
  • U.N. calls emergency meeting on Syria chemical weapons charges

    U.N. calls emergency meeting on Syria chemical weapons charges
    BEIRUT -- The United Nations Security Council called an emergency meeting in New York on Wednesday afternoon to discuss allegations of a deadly chemical weapons attack outside the Syrian capital, Damascus. The announcement came amid mounting calls for a...
  • Pressure mounts on Obama administration to act in Syria after attack

    Pressure mounts on Obama administration to act in Syria after attack
    WASHINGTON -- Some members of Congress renewed calls Wednesday for the Obama administration to intervene more decisively in the Syrian war after allegations of a deadly chemical weapons attack, even as Pentagon officials continued to caution against...
  • Enforcing a 'red line' in Syria

     Enforcing a 'red line' in Syria
    Last August, even as he resisted the notion of U.S. military intervention in Syria, President Obama said that "a red line for us is we start seeing a whole bunch of chemical weapons moving around or being utilized. That would change my calculus." If new...