Chemical Weapons News
Russia Downplays Conflict With US Over Syria Weapons Report
Russia's UN ambassador said Thursday there doesn't have to be a confrontation with the United States over a report that blames the Syrian government and Islamic State militants for carrying out chemical attacks in the conflict-torn country
Correction: UN Weapons Proliferation Story
UNITED NATIONS — In an Aug. 23 story about the threat of terrorist groups obtaining weapons of mass destruction, The Associated Press reported incorrectly that Interpol had seized an Islamic State group laptop in 2014 in Syria owned by a Tunisian chemistry and physics student that contained
Report: Syria and Islamic State Blamed for Chemical Attacks
An international team has concluded that the Syrian government and Islamic State militants carried out chemical attacks in the conflict-wracked nation during 2014 and 2015
White House Condemns Syrian Use of Chemical Weapons Following UN Probe
The White House is condemning Syrian President Bashar al-Assad ’s regime for using chemical weapons against Syrians, after the United Nations and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons confirmed suspicion of chemical weapons use in Syria in 2014 and 2015. Three years to the week
UN Chief Calls for Renewed Focus on Mass Destruction Weapons
UN chief says that technological advances have made it easier for terrorist and criminal groups to get hold of materials needed to make weapons of mass destruction
Bizarre Love Triangle Poisin Case Overturned By Supreme Court
The Supreme Court ruled in favor today of a woman who had been prosecuted for poisoning her husband’s lover under a federal law aimed at deterring chemical weapons. When Carol Anne Bond learned her husband was the father of her best friend’s baby in 2006, she...
Syria Missed Another Chemical Weapons Deadline. Now What?
The Syrian government officially broke its pledge to get rid of its entire stash of chemical weapons by Sunday – a move that surprised few American officials but raised questions about how the international community can hold Syrian President Bashar al-Assad accountable for violating the...
Bashar al-Assad's Deadly Loophole in Syria Deal
The Obama administration’s top accomplishment on Syria — a deal in which President Bashar al-Assad would surrender his chemical weapons — risks being undermined by substantial, potentially deadly loopholes in the agreement. Secretary of State John Kerry touted on Tuesday the fact that Syria had...
Justices Hear Love Triangle Meets States' Rights Case
At the Supreme Court on Tuesday, the Justices spent little time on the lurid facts concerning a Pennsylvania woman who poisoned her romantic rival, but a majority of the court expressed concern regarding the government’s choice to prosecute the woman under a federal law designed...
Election Day 2013 At A Glance
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES A TALE OF TWO REPUBLICANS: If the Republican Party is at a crossroads, two distinct paths are being blazed by two very different candidates on Election Day 2013, ABC’s RICK KLEIN notes. In New Jersey, a pragmatic and often aggressive...