Chemical terrorism

Russian Ambassador to the United Nations Vassily Nebenzia holds up a copy of "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" as he speaks during a Security Council meeting on the situation between Britain and Russia Thursday, April 5, 2018 at United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
April 05, 2018 - 8:49 pm
LONDON (AP) — The daughter of a former Russian spy poisoned by a nerve agent said Thursday in her first public comment that she's recovering even as the international furor over the attack intensified, with Russia claiming intelligence services of other countries were probably behind it. Britain's...
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FILE - In this Sept. 25, 1995, file photo, cult leader Shoko Asahara, center, sits in a police van following an interrogation in Tokyo. Thirteen Japanese cult members may be sent to the gallows any day now for a deadly 1995 gas attack on the Tokyo subway system and other crimes. Or they might not. Such is the secrecy that surrounds Japan’s death penalty system. Tuesday, March 20, 2018, marks 23 years since members of the Aum Shinrikyo cult punctured plastic bags to release sarin nerve gas inside subway cars, sickening thousands and killing 13. Cult leader Shoko Asahara and a dozen followers have been sentenced to death for that and other crimes that killed 27 in all. (Kyodo News via AP, File)
March 20, 2018 - 7:16 am
TOKYO (AP) — Thirteen Japanese cult members may be sent to the gallows any day now for a deadly 1995 gas attack on the Tokyo subway system and other crimes. But when is uncertain. Such is the secrecy that surrounds Japan's death penalty system. Tuesday marked 23 years since members of the Aum...
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This frame grab from video released Sunday, March, 18, 2018 by the official Facebook page of the Syrian Presidency, shows Syrian President Bashar Assad driving himself to the newly captured areas of eastern Ghouta, near the capital Damascus, Syria. Assad's trip, captured in a remarkable set of videos filmed inside the car and published by his office on Sunday, show the president calm and assured as his forces appear close to clinching one of their most significant victories in the country's seven-year long civil war. (Syrian Presidency Facebook Page via AP)
March 19, 2018 - 7:21 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local): 1 a.m. Eight Security Council nations say it's "imperative" that the U.N. body Council "immediately pursue decisive action" to achieve a cease-fire in Syria if U.N. member states, especially Russia and its ally Syria, don't...
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This frame grab from video released Sunday, March, 18, 2018 by the official Facebook page of the Syrian Presidency, shows Syrian President Bashar Assad driving himself to the newly captured areas of eastern Ghouta, near the capital Damascus, Syria. Assad's trip, captured in a remarkable set of videos filmed inside the car and published by his office on Sunday, show the president calm and assured as his forces appear close to clinching one of their most significant victories in the country's seven-year long civil war. (Syrian Presidency Facebook Page via AP)
March 19, 2018 - 7:12 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local): 1 a.m. Eight Security Council nations say it's "imperative" that the U.N. body Council "immediately pursue decisive action" to achieve a cease-fire in Syria if U.N. member states, especially Russia and its ally Syria, don't...
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FILE - In this Sunday, March 16, 2008 file photo, Kurds look at images of the victims of Halabja massacre in Halabja, Iraq. Iraq's Kurdish region has commemorated the 30th anniversary of Saddam Hussein's 1988 gas attack in the northeastern Kurdish town of Halabja that killed 5,000 people. (AP Photo/Yahya Ahmed, File)
March 16, 2018 - 10:20 am
IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Iraq's Kurdish region on Friday commemorated the 30th anniversary of Saddam Hussein's 1988 gas attack in the northeastern Kurdish town of Halabja that killed 5,000 people. Kurdish officials delivered speeches to a crowd of hundreds gathered for the ceremony at a stadium in the...
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In this photo released by the Oman News Agency, ONA, James Mattis, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, right, shakes hands with Omani Brigadier Saleh bin Ahmed al-Hinai, Head of the Oman Military Protocols and Public Relations, at Seeb Air Base, northwest of Muscat, Oman, Sunday, March 11, 2018. Mattis on Sunday, warned the Syrian government not to use chemical weapons in its civil war. Mattis said Russia, which intervened militarily in Syria to support the Assad government, could be complicit in the civilian casualties. (Oman News Agency via AP)
March 11, 2018 - 12:11 pm
MUSCAT, Oman (AP) — 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 it would be "very unwise" to use gas in attacks. Mattis told reporters traveling with him to the Mideast...
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Police officers seal off a cul-de-sac in Salisbury, England, near to the home of former Russian ex-spy Sergei Skripal as a nerve agent is believed to have been used to critically injure him and his daughter Yulia. Britain's Home Secretary says the investigation into the nerve agent attack on a Russian ex-spy and his daughter is focusing on three sites — his home, a pub and a restaurant. (Andrew Matthews/PA via AP)
March 08, 2018 - 9:21 am
LONDON (AP) — An ex-Russian spy and his daughter lie in critical condition in a British hospital — poisoned, authorities say, with a nerve agent in a targeted murder attempt. Sergei Skripal, a former Russian agent who confessed to spying for Britain, and his daughter Yulia were found collapsed on a...
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February 17, 2018 - 6:20 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — Six civilians suffered breathing difficulties and other symptoms indicative of poison gas inhalation after an attack launched by Turkey on the Kurdish-controlled enclave of Afrin, local doctors and Syria's state-run news agency reported Saturday. Jiwan Mohammed, a doctor at Afrin's...
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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks during a joint news conference with Argentine Foreign Minister Jorge Faurie, not in picture, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018. Tillerson is on a weeklong trip to Latin America. (AP Photo/Sebastian Pani)
February 04, 2018 - 3:29 pm
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Sunday that the U.S. is still considering restricting the sale of oil from crisis-torn Venezuela. Tillerson said in Argentina's capital that the U.S. wants "free, fair, and verifiable elections" in Venezuela, and wants to apply...
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A view of the Turkey-Syria border as seen from the Hatay province, Turkey, Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018. Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday its military offensive into a Kurdish-held enclave in northern Syria is progressing "successfully" and will continue until the last "terrorist is eliminated". (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
January 24, 2018 - 3:28 pm
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's president on Wednesday vowed to expand Ankara's operation against Kurdish forces in northern Syria beyond the enclave of Afrin and toward the town of Manbij, which would bring Turkish troops and their Syrian allies closer to U.S. forces supporting the Kurds against...
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