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Syria condemned at toxic arms watchdog over sarin attacks

Jul 09, 2020 - 9:40 PM

Only Russia, China, and Iran vote against the decision at the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons' executive council accusing Syria of breaching the Chemical Weapons Convention

OPCW. This picture taken on April 20, 2017 shows the logo of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons at the headquarters in The Hague. File photo by John Thys/AFP

Russia, U.S. headed for clash at UN over Syria gas attacks probe

Apr 10, 2018 - 8:18 AM

(UPDATED) The US push for a new inquiry comes amid heightened tensions over possible US military action in Syria, with President Donald Trump saying 'major decisions' would be taken within 48 hours

UNITED NATIONS. A session of the UN Security Council at the UN headquarters in New York, February 13, 2017. File photo by Eskinder Debebe/UN Photo

Dozens treated for breathing problems after raids on Syria's Ghouta

Mar 08, 2018 - 4:58 PM

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says at least 60 people in the besieged rebel enclave are left struggling to breathe after air strikes and barrel bombs hit the towns of Saqba and Hammuriyeh

BREATHING PROBLEMS. Syrian children receive treatment for breathing difficulties at a clinic in Syria's Eastern Ghouta on March 7, 2018, after regime air strikes. Photo by Ammar Suleiman/AFP

'All indications' Syria using chlorine weapons – France

Feb 07, 2018 - 5:40 PM

'All indications... tell us today that chlorine is being used by the regime at present in Syria,' Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian tells BFM television

GAS ATTACKS IN SYRIA. A Syrian boy holds an oxygen mask over the face of an infant at a make-shift hospital following a reported gas attack on the rebel-held besieged town of Douma in the eastern Ghouta region on the outskirts of the capital Damascus on January 22, 2018. File photo by Hasan Mohamed/AFP

Manila urged to stop street sale of poisonous substances

Jun 27, 2015 - 2:03 PM

Chlorine and oxalic acid in granular form are repacked without proper labeling and sold by street vendors in Ilaya Sta Elena and Tabora for at least P20

'POLICE STREET VENDORS.' Street vendors in Manila use bicycle with side car as rolling stores. File photo by Mark Z. Saludes

ISIS returnees likely behind Indonesia chlorine bomb: police

Mar 25, 2015 - 5:54 PM

A homemade chlorine bomb was discovered in the ITC Depok mall located south of Jakarta last month

An image grab taken from a propaganda video released on March 17, 2014 by the Islamic State's (ISIS) al-Furqan Media allegedly shows ISIS fighters in the Anbar province. File photo by Al-Furqan Media/AFP

US seeking to confirm if IS militants used chlorine gas

Oct 24, 2014 - 11:54 PM

Secretary of State John Kerry says the United States took all such allegations very seriously

SERIOUS. US Secretary of State John Kerry says they take allegations such as the reported use of chlorine gas against Iraqi police "very seriously." Rob Griffith/EPA

Dozens killed in Syria, watchdog to probe chlorine claims

Apr 30, 2014 - 12:18 PM

The regime and rebels have blamed each other for using chlorine in at least one attack

ALMOST THERE. Syria's chemical weapons are due to be destroyed by June 30. A majority of storage and productions sites are now closed, according to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical and the United Nations. File photo by Evert-Jan Daniels/EPA