By Larisa Epatko
A humanitarian group said a suspected chemical attack in rebel-held Idlib province in northern Syria on Tuesday killed at least 58 people, including 11 children.
By Daniel Moritz-Rabson
Aleppo, once Syria’s most populated city, now holds 300,000 people, including approximately 100,000 children. Director Saad Houry asked parties involved in the Syrian war to protect civilians and children, reiterating previous requests that have been ignored.
In our news wrap Wednesday, U.S. special forces captured the Islamic State group’s chemical weapons chief in a raid in northern Iraq last month, while recent follow-up airstrikes destroyed IS chemical facilities. Also, U.S. and Somali forces are reported to…
By PBS NewsHour
In our news wrap Friday, the family of American hostage Kayla Mueller says she was repeatedly raped by Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi before her death, according to U.S. intelligence. Also, Kurdish officials say they're investigating chemical weapons attacks…
By Daniel Costa-Roberts
The Islamic State appears to have manufactured rudimentary chemical weapons and used them to attack Kurdish positions in Syria and Iraq.
By PBS NewsHour
During the Iraq war, American soldiers were unknowingly exposed to old chemical weapons long abandoned by Saddam Hussein’s regime. The story of the troops who were injured trying dismantle the contaminated weapons has been kept secret until now. Judy Woodruff…
By Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press
The Pentagon says the destruction of Syrian chemical weapons on board the U.S. cargo vessel MV Cape Ray began Monday.
In our news wrap Monday, a nationwide FBI operation has recovered 168 victims of child sex trafficking. The children are Americans and many had never been reported missing, said FBI director James Comey. Also, Syria handed over the last of…
By Mark Sherman, Associated Press
The justices threw out the conviction of Carol Anne Bond of Lansdale, Pa., who was prosecuted under a 1999 law based on the chemical weapons treaty. Bond served a six-year prison term after being convicted of using toxic chemicals that…
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