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…
By Sarah Sheffer
Video footage purporting to show a chlorine gas attack in the Syrian village of Kfar Zeita on Thursday was released by Syrian opposition activists. It would be evidence of a new chemical weapons campaign in the country’s civil war. Activists…
By Lara Jakes, Associated Press
France's foreign minister on Tuesday accused the Syrian government of President Bashar Assad of attacking its people with chemical weapons at least 14 times since last October, including as recently as a few weeks ago.
By News Desk
The Syrian government is recovering from delays in reliquishing its chemical weapons and can still meet the deadline for their entire removal, an official said on Tuesday. Sigrid Kaag, who heads the joint Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical…
Syria on Wednesday failed to meet yet another deadline in the handover of its chemical weapons arsenal. The internationally brokered disarmament agreement is now several weeks behind schedule, threatening an established June 30 deadline. The Syrian government…
Chemical weapons materials from across Syria have begun to arrive in a port city for shipment out of the nation, but ongoing conflict has slowed the disarmament process. Under a UN plan, naval vessels from a number of countries will…
News Wrap: Iraq strikes back against al-Qaida militants holding Ramadi, Fallujah…
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