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Biological and Chemical Weapons

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  • Army lab in Edgewood tied to Nobel-winning chemical weapons disarmament group

    Army lab in Edgewood tied to Nobel-winning chemical weapons disarmament group
    A team of scientists at Aberdeen Proving Ground may play a critical role in helping the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, which recently won the Nobel Peace Prize, disarm Syria's stockpile of chemical weapons. In a squat brick...
  • Albania asked to host destruction of Syria's chemical arsenal

     Albania asked to host destruction of Syria's chemical arsenal
    WASHINGTON — For years, when the United States has needed to hand off a dirty diplomatic chore, one obscure nation has reliably raised its hand: Albania. A poor sliver of a country clinging to the edge of Europe, Albania took in ethnic Uighur...
  • America should be proud of its Syrian intervention [Commentary]

    America should be proud of its Syrian intervention [Commentary]
    Desperately yearning for the carnage of the Lebanese civil war to end, my mother once told a neighbor, "I don't know whether to prepare dinner for my children or myself for a funeral." It was 1975, I was 10 years old, and my neighborhood in Beirut had...
  • Albania won't be host site for destruction of Syria chemical weapons

    WASHINGTON — Despite pressure from the Obama administration, Albania's prime minister said Friday that he would not allow the destruction of Syria's chemical weapons in the European country. Prime Minister Edi Rama surprised some Western officials...
  • Agency seeks private help in destroying Syrian chemical arms

    The international agency tasked with locating and destroying Syria's chemical weapons said Thursday it was calling for help from private industry in neutralizing 1,000 metric tons of chemicals and munitions after U.S. ally Albania balked at hosting the...
  • Pentagon makes costly foray into biodefense drug business

    WASHINGTON — Despite intense pressure to hold down federal spending, the Defense Department is launching a high-priced effort to create its own production pipeline for vaccines and biodefense drugs — an initiative that defies the advice of...
  • 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....