Chemical terrorism

Australian Federal Police Deputy Commissioner Michael Phelan, right, and New South Wales state Police Deputy Commissioner David Hudson discuss details of the charging of two men with terrorism offenses in Sydney, Friday, Aug. 4, 2017. The men, ages 49 and 32, were each charged with two counts of planning a terrorist act in connection with an alleged plot to bring down an airplane, police said. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
August 03, 2017 - 10:43 pm
SYDNEY (AP) — Two men facing terrorism charges in Australia were involved in an aborted attempt to place an improvised explosive device on an Etihad Airways flight out of Sydney last month in a plot directed by the Islamic State group, police said Friday. One of the men, a 49-year-old from Sydney,...
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Australian Federal Police Deputy Commissioner Michael Phelan, right, and New South Wales state Police Deputy Commissioner David Hudson discuss details of the charging of two men with terrorism offenses in Sydney, Friday, Aug. 4, 2017. The men, ages 49 and 32, were each charged with two counts of planning a terrorist act in connection with an alleged plot to bring down an airplane, police said. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
August 03, 2017 - 9:56 pm
SYDNEY (AP) — Two men facing terrorism charges in Australia were involved in an aborted attempt to place an improvised explosive device on an Etihad Airways flight out of Sydney last month in a plot directed by the Islamic State group, police said Friday. One of the men, a 49-year-old from Sydney,...
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Australian Federal Police Deputy Commissioner Michael Phelan, right, and New South Wales state Police Deputy Commissioner David Hudson discuss details of the charging of two men with terrorism offenses in Sydney, Friday, Aug. 4, 2017. The men, ages 49 and 32, were each charged with two counts of planning a terrorist act in connection with an alleged plot to bring down an airplane, police said. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
August 03, 2017 - 8:58 pm
SYDNEY (AP) — Two men facing terrorism charges in Australia were involved in an aborted attempt to place an improvised explosive device on an Etihad Airways flight out of Sydney last month in a plot directed by the Islamic State group, police said Friday. One of the men, a 49-year-old from Sydney,...
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FILE - In this April 4, 2017 file photo, victims of a suspected chemical weapons attack lie on the ground, in Khan Sheikhoun, in the northern province of Idlib, Syria. Syria’s government and its ally Russia accused Washington, Thursday, June 29, 2017, of concocting a “provocation” in Syria, which would then be blamed on President Bashar Assad’s government as alleged use of chemical weapons to justify an attack. In a statement carried by the official news agency, Syria’s Foreign Ministry said it rejects U.S. allegations that Syria was preparing for a chemical weapons attack, describing such accusations as “misleading” and “completely baseless.” (Alaa Alyousef via AP, File)
June 30, 2017 - 4:37 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Latest on report confirming that sarin nerve gas used in Syria (all times local): 10:30 a.m. British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson is urging the international community to work together to bring to justice those responsible for a deadly April 4 nerve gas attack...
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U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis briefs the press prior to a commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the Marshall Plan at the George C. Marshall Center in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, Wednesday, June 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
June 28, 2017 - 1:02 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — Syria's government is taking seriously the U.S. warning against launching another chemical weapons attack, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Wednesday. Speaking to reporters traveling with him to Brussels, Mattis noted there has been no such attack since the White House issued a...
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FILE -In this fie picture taken on Tuesday April 4, 2017, Abdul-Hamid Alyousef, 29, holds his twin babies who were killed during a suspected chemical weapons attack, in Khan Sheikhoun in the northern province of Idlib, Syria. The Syrian government on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 dismissed White House allegations that it was preparing a new chemical weapons attack, as activists reported an airstrike on an Islamic State-run jail in eastern Syria that they said killed more than 40 prisoners. (Alaa Alyousef via AP, File)
June 27, 2017 - 9:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration said Tuesday it has detected "active preparations" by Syria for a chemical attack and threatened to retaliate — warning of action that could plunge America deeper into a civil war alongside the fight against Islamic State militants. The chemical threat and...
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FILE - In this May 18, 2017 file photo, a Syrian National flag hangs out of a damaged building at the mountain resort town of Zabadani in the Damascus countryside, Syria. The Syrian government on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 dismissed White House allegations that it was preparing a new chemical weapons attack, as activists reported an airstrike on an Islamic State-run jail in eastern Syria that they said killed more than 40 prisoners. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, File)
June 27, 2017 - 9:58 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the White House saying it has "potential" evidence that Syria's government is preparing another chemical weapons attack (all times local): 5 p.m. The Pentagon says the U.S. has seen chemical weapons activity at a Syrian air base that was used for an April sarin gas...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan shake hands after a news conference following their talks in Putin's residence in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia, Wednesday, May 3, 2017. The presidents of Russia and Turkey are holding talks on the situation in Syria and also the restoration of full economic ties between their two countries. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, Pool)
May 05, 2017 - 11:16 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments regarding Syria (all times local): 6:10 p.m. The Pentagon says the de-escalation agreement will not affect the U.S.-led air campaign against the Islamic State group in Syria. Marine Maj. Adrian J.T. Rankine-Galloway, a Pentagon spokesman, said on Friday that...
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FILE - In this Saturday, April 15, 2017, file photo, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un waves during a military parade in Pyongyang, North Korea, to celebrate the 105th birth anniversary of Kim Il Sung, the country's late founder and grandfather of current ruler Kim Jong Un. North Korea has accused the U.S. and South Korean spy agencies of an unsuccessful assassination attempt on leader Kim Jong Un involving bio-chemical weapons. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)
May 05, 2017 - 8:32 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Friday accused the U.S. and South Korean spy agencies of an unsuccessful assassination attempt on leader Kim Jong Un involving bio-chemical weapons. In a statement carried on state media, North Korea's Ministry of State Security said it will "ferret out and...
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FILE - In this Saturday, April 15, 2017, file photo, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un waves during a military parade in Pyongyang, North Korea, to celebrate the 105th birth anniversary of Kim Il Sung, the country's late founder and grandfather of current ruler Kim Jong Un. North Korea has accused the U.S. and South Korean spy agencies of an unsuccessful assassination attempt on leader Kim Jong Un involving bio-chemical weapons. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)
May 05, 2017 - 7:54 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Friday accused the U.S. and South Korean spy agencies of an unsuccessful assassination attempt on leader Kim Jong Un involving bio-chemical weapons. In a statement carried on state media, North Korea's Ministry of State Security said it will "ferret out and...
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