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Biological and Chemical Weapons

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  • 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...
  • All declared chemical weapons gone from Syria, watchdog agency says

    All declared chemical weapons gone from Syria, watchdog agency says
    The last of Syria's declared chemical weapons material was on a ship headed for destruction Monday, marking a "major landmark" in the global effort to eliminate the nation's toxic arsenal, an oversight agency said. The action would appear to signal an...
  • Muscular diplomacy [Editorial]

    Muscular diplomacy  [Editorial]
    In a little-heralded announcement earlier this week, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons declared that the Syrian government of Bashar Assad had handed over the last 1,300 tons of its declared chemical weapons stockpile to...
  • U.S. attorneys, take heed: Don't make garden-variety crimes into federal cases

    The Supreme Court unanimously agreed this week that federal prosecutors could not use an international chemical weapons treaty to bring a case against a Philadelphia-area woman who tried to poison a romantic rival. The decision was a deserved rebuke for...
  • Dr. Gerald D. Klee, psychiatrist

    Dr. Gerald D. Klee, psychiatrist
    Dr. Gerald D. Klee, a retired psychiatrist who was an LSD expert and participated in its experimentation on volunteer servicemen at several military installations in the 1950s, died Sunday of complications after surgery at the University of Maryland St....
  • What to do about Syria

    A statement by a United Nations official that war crimes in Syria can be attributed to "the highest level of government, including the head of state," has renewed the debate over whether, when and how the United States should intervene in crises abroad....
  • Agency ridding Syria of chemical weapons warns deadline to be missed

    Agency ridding Syria of chemical weapons warns deadline to be missed
    The international effort to remove and destroy Syria's chemical weapons is likely to miss its Dec. 31 deadline for getting the most toxic of the poison gases out of the war-torn country, the mission chief said Monday. "In view of the circumstances in...
  • Syrian army reportedly seizes third town along key north-south highway

    Syrian army reportedly seizes third town along key north-south highway
    BEIRUT – Syrian government forces have regained control of a strategic town along the nation’s major north-south highway, state media reported Monday, as troops advanced in a sweeping offensive designed to secure the route and sever opposition...
  • Emergent BioSolutions strikes $222M deal to buy Cangene Corp.

    Emergent BioSolutions strikes $222M deal to buy Cangene Corp.
    Rockville biotechnology company Emergent BioSolutions Inc. has struck a deal to buy Canadian firm Cangene Corp., which employs 100 people in Baltimore, for $222 million in cash, the companies said Thursday. Emergent is paying $3.24 per share for...
  • U.N. inspectors in Syria suspect chemical weapons used in five areas

    U.N. inspectors in Syria suspect chemical weapons used in five areas
    BEIRUT — A United Nations report released Thursday concluded that chemical weapons probably were deployed on several occasions in Syria, the most convincing evidence coming from the Aug. 21 attacks outside Damascus that left hundreds dead....
  • Obama: Proposed U.N. resolution on Syria a 'significant step forward'

    Obama: Proposed U.N. resolution on Syria a 'significant step forward'
    WASHINGTON -- President Obama on Friday praised a deal reached at the United Nations to get rid of Syria's chemical weapons cache as "a significant step forward" for the war-torn country and “a potentially huge victory for the international...