Stories tagged: chemical weapons
UPDATED: Sun., March 11, 2018, 9:42 a.m.
Pentagon head warns Syrian forces on use of chemical weapons
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Sunday warned the Syrian government not to use chemical weapons in its civil war and said the Trump administration has made it clear that …
UPDATED: Fri., March 2, 2018, 8:24 a.m.
U.S. determines North Korea used chemical weapons
The U.S. has determined that North Korea used chemical weapons, an apparent reference to the killing of leader Kim Jong Un’s half-brother last year.
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 27, 2018, 6:19 p.m.
U.N. experts: North Korea sent banned chemical items to Syria
UNITED NATIONS – U.N. experts say North Korea sent items used in ballistic missile and chemical weapons programs to Syria along with missile technicians in violation of U.N. sanctions, and …
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 1, 2018, 5:07 p.m.
U.S. says Syria making new chemical weapons despite 2013 deal
The Trump administration on Thursday accused Syrian President Bashar Assad’s government of producing and using “new kinds of weapons” to deliver deadly chemicals despite committing to abolish its program in …
Mon., Nov. 27, 2017, 9:13 a.m.
U.S.: Syria poses threat to global chemical weapons ban
The United States warned Monday that efforts to uphold the global ban on the production and use of chemical weapons are at a “critical juncture” in the wake of their …
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 17, 2017, 8:12 p.m.
Russia again vetoes extension of chemical experts in Syria
Russia again vetoed a U.N. resolution Friday that would extend the mandate of the expert body charged with determining responsibility for chemical weapons attacks in Syria, dooming its operation and …
Thu., Nov. 9, 2017, 10:38 a.m.
Syria, Russia slammed at chemical weapons watchdog meeting
Syria and its close ally Russia faced harsh criticism on Thursday at a meeting of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons following an investigation that blamed Syrian President …
Tue., Oct. 24, 2017, 12:36 p.m.
Russia vetoes U.N. resolution to continue Syria chemical weapons investigation
Russia used its veto power on the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday to block an extension of efforts by international inspectors to determine who was behind chemical weapons attacks …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 9:43 a.m.
Russia reports destruction of all remaining chemical weapons
Russia has completed the massive task of destroying its Cold War-era chemical weapons stockpiles, winning praise from an international chemical weapons watchdog.
Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 7:51 a.m.
Russia says Syria’s last 2 chemical weapons sites dismantled
The chief of the Russian military’s branch for protection from chemical weapons says his troops have dismantled two chemical weapons facilities in areas freed from militants in Syria.
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 12, 2017, 9:53 p.m.
Syria to facilitate chemical weapons team mission, official says
An international chemical weapons delegation will visit Syria in the coming days and Damascus will facilitate its mission to uncover who used chemical weapons in the country earlier this year, …
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 …