Chemical weapons watchdog says chlorine was used in Douma

Asia & Pacific 03/01/19, 13:28

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The global chemical weapons watchdog said Friday it found “reasonable grounds” that chlorine was used as a weapon in a deadly attack on the Syrian town of Douma last year. The determination was contained in a detailed report by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical ...

EU slaps sanctions on Syrians, Russians over attacks

Europe 01/21/19, 07:15

The European Union is imposing sanctions on Russians blamed for a nerve agent attack in Britain and a Syrian research center as the bloc steps up its action against the use of chemical weapons.EU foreign ministers on Monday slapped travel bans and asset freezes on nine people and on Syria's ...

Watchdog mulls sending inspectors to Syria following attack

Europe 11/26/18, 06:54

The chief of the global chemical weapons watchdog says the organization is considering sending inspectors to investigate an alleged poison gas attack in Syria.In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows a man receiving treatment at a hospital following a suspected chemical attack on his town ...

US, UK clash with Russia at OPCW over new investigative team

World 11/19/18, 12:03

The U.S. and Western powers on Monday clashed with Russia and others over whether the global chemical weapons watchdog could start apportioning blame for poison gas and nerve agent attacks.At a heated session of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons' annual conference, both sides bitterly fought over a ...

Chemical attack investigative team to start work next year

Europe 11/13/18, 10:16

A new investigative team being set up to apportion blame for poison gas and nerve agent attacks in Syria will be ready to start work early next year, the chief of the global chemical weapons watchdog said Tuesday.The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons voted in June to begin ...

US plan for destroying chemical weapons clears legal hurdle

Enviroment 11/09/18, 16:56

The Army's plan to change the way it destroys some chemical weapons stored in Colorado has met one regulatory requirement, but other steps remain.The Army said Friday a review concluded there would be no significant environmental impact from using closed detonation chambers to destroy problematic chemical weapons at the Pueblo ...

EU leaders order sanctions mechanism against cyber-attacks

Tech 10/18/18, 11:51

European Union leaders have commissioned work on a new system for slapping sanctions on the perpetrators of cyberattacks, in the wake of the attack on the world chemical weapons watchdog.EU Council President Donald Tusk said Thursday that the leaders want EU "ministers to work on a sanctions regime that will ...

Alleged operations by Russia’s GRU in recent years

Europe 10/04/18, 12:46

In a series of coordinated announcements, authorities in United States, Britain, The Netherlands and Australia on Thursday accused the shadowy Russian military intelligence agency known as GRU of a huge array of cyberattacks around the world.The stunning revelations included details about Russian attempts to target everything from the global chemical ...

Russian intel agency GRU accused of ‘brazen’ cybercrimes

Europe 10/04/18, 09:12

Western nations accused Russia's secretive military intelligence unit of new cybercrimes on Thursday, with Dutch and British officials labeling the GRU "brazen" for allegedly targeting the international chemical weapons watchdog and the investigation into the 2014 downing of a Malaysian Airlines flight over eastern Ukraine.Dutch Defense Minister Ank Bijleveld said ...

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