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Biological and Chemical Weapons

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  • U.S. slams Syria for failing to meet chemical weapons commitments

    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Thursday slammed Syria for failing to fulfill its pledges to surrender its most dangerous chemical weapons for destruction and voiced concern that the entire project could now be in jeopardy. In a statement...
  • 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....
  • Britain agrees to destroy part of Syria's chemical stockpile

    LONDON – Britain will help eliminate Syria’s chemical stockpile by taking and destroying 165 tons of substances that could be used to make highly toxic nerve agents, British officials said Friday. The industrial-grade chemicals are to be...
  • Syria sites for making chemical weapons 'inoperable,' inspectors say

    Syria sites for making chemical weapons 'inoperable,' inspectors say
    BEIRUT — Syria’s chemical weapons production facilities have been rendered “inoperable” ahead of a Nov. 1 deadline for their destruction, the international body overseeing the process said on Thursday. In a statement from its...
  • Chemical weapons inspectors say they'll meet first deadline in Syria

    Chemical weapons inspectors say they'll meet first deadline in Syria
    WASHINGTON -- International inspectors expect to destroy Syria’s ability to produce new chemical weapons by Nov. 1, the first major deadline in the United Nations-ordered disarmament of the country's entire chemical arsenal, officials said...