Stories tagged: chemical weapons
Sat., July 1, 2017, 1:09 p.m.
Syria says chemical attack probe work of ‘sick mind’
Syria’s government accused Saturday the international chemical weapons watchdog of relying on the testimonies of “terrorists” in its probe that concluded sarin gas was used in a deadly attack in …
Fri., June 30, 2017, 10 a.m.
Weapons watchdog finds sarin used in deadly attack in Syria
An investigation by the international chemical weapons watchdog confirmed that sarin nerve gas was used in a deadly April 4 attack on a Syrian town, but a report released Friday …
UPDATED: Tue., June 27, 2017, 8:26 p.m.
U.S. cites preparations for chemical weapons attack in Syria
The United States said Tuesday that it had observed activity involving chemical weapons at a Syrian air base attacked by U.S. forces earlier this year, suggesting that President Bashar Assad’s …
Mon., June 12, 2017, 9:05 p.m.
Report: IS chemical weapons capability degraded
A London-based military analysis group says the siege of Mosul and targeted killings of experts in U.S.-led airstrikes have significantly degraded the Islamic State group’s ability to produce chemical weapons.
Fri., June 2, 2017, 3:33 p.m.
Putin: Syria chemical attack was provocation against Assad
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia – Russian President Vladimir Putin insisted Friday that the Syrian leader didn’t use chemical weapons against his people, saying the recent attack that killed scores of civilians …
UPDATED: Mon., May 1, 2017, 2:26 p.m.
Syria used suspected nerve agents in 4 attacks, rights group says
New evidence indicates that the Syrian government used suspected nerve agents in four chemical weapons attacks since December including one in an opposition-held town April 4 that killed nearly 100 …
UPDATED: Fri., April 21, 2017, 11:55 a.m.
Defense Secretary Mattis: Syria still has chemical weapons
Syria still possesses chemical weapons, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said in Israel on Friday, warning against the banned munitions being used again.
Tue., April 11, 2017, 5:30 p.m.
Officials defend Trump’s travel ban on Syrians as unrelated to chemical weapons
The Trump administration continues to defend itself against accusations that it was hypocritical to conduct an airstrike on behalf of Syrian children while standing behind its proposed temporary travel ban …
UPDATED: Thu., April 6, 2017, 11:27 p.m.
U.S. missiles blast Syria base where planes took off with chemical weapons
The United States blasted a Syrian air base with a barrage of cruise missiles Thursday night in fiery retaliation for this week’s gruesome chemical weapons attack against civilians. President Donald …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 28, 2017, 6:08 p.m.
Russia and China veto U.N. resolution on Syria sanctions
Russia and China vetoed a Western-backed U.N. resolution Tuesday that would have imposed sanctions on 21 Syrian individuals, organizations and companies allegedly involved in chemical weapons attacks in the war-ravaged …
Tue., Feb. 28, 2017, 9:47 a.m.
Russia, China UN resolution on Syria sanctions
Russia and China have vetoed a Western-backed U.N. resolution that would have imposed sanctions on 21 Syrian individuals, organizations and companies allegedly involved in chemical weapons attacks in the war-ravaged …
Tue., Nov. 29, 2016, 9:55 a.m.
Britain, France seek to punish Syria over chemical weapons
Britain and France say they will seek to punish members of the Syrian regime implicated in the use of chemical weapons during the country’s civil war which is now in …
Tue., May 24, 2016, 11:02 a.m.
Fire scorches nearly 5 square miles near Umatilla, Oregon
The Hermiston Fire Department said a wildfire has scorched nearly 5 square miles and burned several buildings at the former Umatilla Chemical Depot.
Wed., March 9, 2016, 4:44 p.m.
Islamic State detainee tells U.S. about chemical weapons plans
The U.S. military is questioning an Islamic State militant who allegedly has helped lead the extremist group’s nascent effort to acquire and use illicit chemical weapons in Iraq and Syria, …
Sat., March 14, 2015, 3:56 p.m.
Kurdish government says Islamic State used chemical weapons
BAGHDAD — Kurdish authorities in Iraq said Saturday they have evidence that the Islamic State group used chlorine gas as a chemical weapon against peshmerga fighters, the latest alleged atrocity …
Sun., Oct. 12, 2014
Risch, Mitchell vie for U.S. Senate in Idaho
BOISE – When he was Idaho’s governor for a scant seven months, Jim Risch was a whirlwind of activity, writing an unprecedented management plan for roadless areas, reforming the state …
Sat., Oct. 12, 2013, 5:04 a.m.
Mortar shells hit near inspectors’ hotel in Syria
BEIRUT (AP) — Two mortar shells hit Syria’s capital Saturday near a hotel where international chemical inspectors and United Nations staff are staying, state media and a hotel guest said. …
Fri., Oct. 11, 2013, 7:03 a.m.
Global chemical watchdog wins Nobel Peace Prize
THE HAGUE, Netherlands — The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for working to eliminate the scourge that has haunted generations from …
Tue., Oct. 8, 2013, 7:12 a.m.
2nd chemical weapons team heading for Syria
THE HAGUE, Netherlands — The chief of the global chemical weapons watchdog said Tuesday the organization is sending a second team of inspectors to Syria to expand its high-stakes, high-risk …
Fri., Sept. 27, 2013, 10:18 a.m.
Obama applauds UN deal on Syria’s chemical weapons
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says a deal reached on a United Nations resolution to eliminate Syria’s chemical weapons is “potentially a huge victory for the international community.”
Tue., Sept. 24, 2013, 7:37 a.m.
Obama: UN must enforce ban on chemical weapons
UNITED NATIONS — President Barack Obama says the U.N. Security council must agree to a resolution on Syrian chemical weapons that includes consequences for the regime of President Bashar Assad …
Mon., Sept. 16, 2013, 6:56 a.m.
UN: ’Convincing evidence’ of Syria chemical attack
UNITED NATIONS — U.N. inspectors say there is “clear and convincing evidence” that chemical weapons were used on a relatively large scale in an attack last month in Syria that …
Sat., Sept. 14, 2013, 3:19 p.m.
Syria weapons deal averts U.S. military move for now
GENEVA (AP) — A diplomatic breakthrough Saturday on securing and destroying Syria’s chemical weapons stockpile averted the threat of U.S. military action for the moment and could swing momentum toward …
Tue., Sept. 10, 2013, 6:36 p.m.
Obama: US limited in ability, can save Syrian kids
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says the United States cannot be the world’s policeman, but he adds that the nation can save Syrian children from being gassed to death.
Mon., Sept. 9, 2013, 1:09 p.m.
Syria positive about giving up chemical weapons
MOSCOW — Syria on Monday quickly welcomed a call from Russia, its close ally, to place Syrian chemical arsenals under international control, then destroy them to avert a U.S. strike, …
Wed., Sept. 4, 2013
Regional lawmakers hesitant to back Obama’s Syria plan
The Inland Northwest congressional delegation is treading softly as President Barack Obama seeks authorization to use a big stick in response to charges that the Syrian government used chemical weapons …
Fri., Aug. 30, 2013, 7:11 p.m.
Syrians bracing for possible US strike
WASHINGTON (AP) — Edging toward a punitive strike against Syria, President Barack Obama said Friday he is weighing “limited and narrow” action as the administration bluntly accused Bashar Assad’s government …
Sat., April 27, 2013, 4:47 a.m.
Rebels attack sprawling air base in northern Syria
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rebels attacked a sprawling military air base in the country’s northwest on Saturday, while in the south opposition forces assaulted a string of army checkpoints and …
Wed., March 20, 2013, 3:28 a.m.
Obama in Israel for first trip as president
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — President Barack Obama plunged into the turbulent Middle East Wednesday, assuring Israel of the U.S. commitment to its security while cautioning that the region’s “winds …
Fri., Feb. 15, 2013, 7:53 a.m.
VIDEO: Meteor explodes over Russia, 1,000 injured
MOSCOW — A meteor streaked across the sky and exploded over Russia’s Ural Mountains with the power of an atomic bomb Friday, its sonic blasts shattering countless windows and injuring …