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Explosion at Japan chemical factory kills one, hurts 11

Toukyo - At least one worker was killed and 11 others injured in an explosion and fire that broke out Friday at a chemical factory just a few kilometres from Mount Fuji in central Japan.

Russia at UN says open to new Syria chemical weapons probe

New York - After vetoing the renewal of a UN-led probe into chemical attacks in Syria, Russia on Wednesday said it was open to establishing a new panel to investigate the use of toxic gases in the six-year war.

Russia again vetoes bid to renew Syria gas attacks probe

New York - Russia cast a second veto in as many days at the United Nations Security Council on Friday to block the renewal of a probe to identify the perpetrators of chemical weapons attacks in Syria.

Russia opposes UN bid to salvage Syria gas attacks probe

New York - Russia on Friday opposed a last-ditch bid at the Security Council to salvage a UN-led investigation tasked with identifying the perpetrators of chemical weapons attacks in Syria, a day after it vetoed the panel's renewal.

Japan asks UN council to extend Syria gas attacks probe for 30 days

New York - Japan on Thursday asked the UN Security Council to renew for 30 days a UN-led investigation of chemical weapons attacks in Syria, according to a draft resolution obtained by AFP.

Russia, US headed for UN showdown over Syria gas attacks probe

New York - Russia and the United States were on a collision course ahead of a UN Security Council vote Thursday on the fate of a UN-led probe to determine who is behind chemical attacks in Syria's six-year war.

Russia, US headed for UN showdown over Syria gas attacks probe

New York - Russia and the United States were on a collision course ahead of a UN Security Council vote Thursday on the fate of a UN-led probe to determine who is behind chemical attacks in Syria's six-year war.

Security Council to vote Thursday on Syria gas attacks probe

New York - The UN Security Council will vote Thursday on a US-drafted resolution that would extend for a year an international probe to determine who is behind chemical attacks in Syria's six-year war.

US, UK hit out at Russia as chemical watchdog meets on Syria

Den Haag - The United States and Britain accused Russia on Thursday of "denying the truth" as Moscow sought to rip up a report blaming Syria for a deadly chemical attack in April.

Syria sarin attack bears regime 'hallmarks': Western govts

Paris - A presumed chemical attack which just preceded another that killed dozens in the Syrian town of Khan Sheikhun last April bears the hallmarks of the Damascus regime, Western governments said Wednesday.

At UN, Russia challenges report blaming Syria for gas attack

New York - Russia on Tuesday challenged at the UN Security Council the findings of an investigation that blamed the Syrian government for a sarin gas attack as the top United Nations body weighed the future of the panel.

Britain, US oppose Russian bid to revise Syria gas attacks probe

New York - Britain and the United States on Friday sought to thwart a Russian bid to attach conditions to the extension of a UN-led panel tasked with identifying who is behind chemical attacks in Syria's six-year war.

Russia wants UN report on Syria sarin attack shelved

New York - Russia demanded Thursday that the UN Security Council shelve a report blaming the Syrian government for a sarin gas attack and that a new probe be conducted into the use of the deadly nerve agent, according to a draft resolution obtained by AFP.

Russia dismisses UN report on Syria sarin attack

Moscow - Russia dismissed Thursday a report by a UN-led panel that blamed the Syrian regime for a sarin attack on the town of Khan Sheikhun and said the use of the substance was part of a "theatrical performance" by rebels.

Russia dismisses UN report on Syria sarin attack

Moscow - Russia dismissed Thursday a report by a UN-led panel that blamed the Syrian regime for a sarin attack on the town of Khan Sheikhun and said the use of the substance was part of a "theatrical performance" by rebels.

Britain calls for UN sanctions on Syria over sarin attack

New York - Britain on Friday urged the United Nations Security Council to impose sanctions on Syria after a UN-led investigation found that government forces were responsible for the sarin gas attack on Khan Sheikhun.

Syrian forces responsible for sarin attack: UN panel

New York - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces were responsible for a deadly sarin gas attack on the rebel-held town of Khan Sheikhun that killed scores of people, a UN investigative panel said Thursday.

Russia vetoes UN resolution on extending Syria gas attacks probe

New York - Russia vetoed Tuesday a US-drafted resolution that would have extended by a year an investigation of who is behind chemical weapons attacks in Syria.

Russia vetoes UN resolution on extending Syria gas attacks probe

New York - Russia on Tuesday vetoed a US-drafted resolution that would have extended for a year the mandate of a panel investigating who is behind chemical weapons attacks in Syria.

UN to vote on extending Syria gas attacks probe

New York - The United Nations Security Council will vote Tuesday on whether to extend an international investigation of chemical weapons attacks in Syria -- a measure that could be vetoed by Russia.

US, Russia headed for clash over UN gas attack probe

New York - The United States on Wednesday was headed for a showdown at the United Nations with Russia over prolonging the mandate of an investigative panel looking into who is responsible for chemical weapons attacks in Syria.

Toxic fumes force EU summit out of new HQ

Brussels - The EU said Wednesday it is moving this week's leaders' summit out of its new 320-million-euro headquarters into a neighbouring building after chemical fumes from the kitchen sickened several people.

Russia raises doubts about UN probe of Syria gas attack

New York - Russia on Friday complained that UN investigators who this week traveled to a Syrian airfield allegedly used to launch the sarin gas attack on Khan Sheikhun did not take samples, a lapse described as "scandalous.

Toxic fumes sicken 20 at EU HQ, summit plans unchanged

Brussels - Twenty people were taken ill due to noxious fumes in the kitchens of the EU's new Europa building in Brussels on Friday but officials insisted a summit of the bloc's leaders at the venue next week will go ahead as planned.

UN investigators to visit Syria air base in gas attack probe

New York - UN investigators will this week travel to an air base in Syria that the United States and its allies say was used to launch the sarin gas attack on Khan Sheikhun, diplomats told AFP on Wednesday.

N. Korea chemical arms a concern for peace: watchdog

Den Haag - North Korea's chemical weapons stockpile is a "concern for peace and stability" on the Korean peninsula and beyond, the world's chemical watchdog said Wednesday.

Sarin used in Syria 5 days before Khan Sheikhun: OPCW

Den Haag - Sarin nerve agent was used in an 'incident' at a northern Syrian village in late March, five days before the deadly attack on Khan Sheikhun, the world's chemical watchdog said Wednesday."Analysis of samples collected (by the OPCW)...

Sarin used in Syria 5 days before Khan Sheikhun: OPCW

Den Haag - Sarin nerve agent was used in an 'incident' at a northern Syrian village in late March, five days before the deadly attack on Khan Sheikhun, the world's chemical watchdog said Wednesday."Analysis of samples collected (by the OPCW)...

Sarin used in Syria 5 days before Khan Sheikhun: OPCW

Den Haag - Sarin nerve agent was used in an 'incident' at a northern Syrian village in late March, five days before the deadly attack on Khan Sheikhun, the world's chemical watchdog said Wednesday."Analysis of samples collected (by the OPCW)...

US destroys old chemical weapons left in Panama

Panama - The United States has started destroying a stock of old, World War II-era chemical weapons it left in Panama decades ago, the foreign ministry said.
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