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U.N. Security Council demands elimination of Syria chemical arms

The United Nations Security Council adopted with an unanimous 15 votes in favor of dismantling Syria's chemical weapons.

Syria raises opposition chemical weapons concerns

Damascus - The al-Assad regime has raised concerns to the United Nations that opposition rebels could launch chemical weapons attacks on Syrian civilians after the recent forceful seizure by militants of a chemical plant that manufactures chlorine.

Syrian endgame may involve chemical weapons nightmare

Damascus - Desperate, frustrated and running out of options, the regime of Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad appears to be entering its twilight. However, the U.S. fears that in a last-ditch bid to hold on to power the dictator may resort to chemical weapons.

Inspectors investigate claim of missing chemical weapons in Libya

Tripoli - Inspectors with the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons are investigating claims by the interim government in Libya of missing chemical weapons from a munitions storage site that was once under the control of strongman Muammar Qaddafi.

Op-Ed: Remembering Clara Immerwahr in the Year of Chemistry

Clara Immerwahr was the courageous chemist who dared to take a lone stand against her husband and an entire empire in opposition to chemical warfare. How will she be remembered in the International Year of Chemistry?

Day of mourning ends with start of year-long celebration

The Hague - The date of April 29 marked the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) annual remembrance day for victims of chemical warfare. The somber day ended on an upbeat note when the United Nations declared 2011 to be the Year of Chemistry.

Rabbits make haven of former chemical weapons production facility

Takehara - A serene and isolated island getaway that has been described as enchanting, with a dark and disturbing past as a top secret chemical weapons site during Japan's imperial era, is now a virtual paradise for hordes of rabbits numbering in the hundreds.

A dictator's special weapon: Libya's mustard gas stockpile

Tripoli - As Libyan dictator Mummar Qaddafi turns up the heat on dissidents and a coalition of Western and Arab states commence bombing raids, looming large in the shadows is Libya's chemical weapons arsenal. An enduring threat and Qaddafi's weapon of last resort.
 

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In this image pallets of 155 mm artillery shells containing mustard gas (military designation HD or ...
In this image pallets of 155 mm artillery shells containing mustard gas (military designation HD or H) sit at Pueblo chemical weapons storage facility in Pueblo County, Colorado, USA
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A Syrian soldier aims an AK-47 assault rifle from his position in a foxhole during a firepower demon...
A Syrian soldier aims an AK-47 assault rifle from his position in a foxhole during a firepower demonstration, part of Operation Desert Shield. The soldier is wearing a Soviet-made Model ShMS nuclear-biological-chemical warfare masks.
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A Canadian soldier undergoing medical treatment after recieving mustard gas burns from a German chem...
A Canadian soldier undergoing medical treatment after recieving mustard gas burns from a German chemical weapons attack during the first World War. Note the bullae - which are characteristic of mustard gas injuries - on the neck, armpit and hands.
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Dispersion of chlorine in World War One.
Dispersion of chlorine in World War One.
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The burned-out ruins of a chemical weapons facility on Okunoshima.
The burned-out ruins of a chemical weapons facility on Okunoshima.
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Ōkunoshima island is a part of the Japanese city of Takehara which is located in Hiroshima Prefectu...
Ōkunoshima island is a part of the Japanese city of Takehara which is located in Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan.
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On March 16  1988  at the height of the Iraq-Iran war  at the direction of dictator Saddam Hussein  ...
On March 16, 1988, at the height of the Iraq-Iran war, at the direction of dictator Saddam Hussein, the Iraqi Air Force unleashed chemical warfare upon the Kurds, an ethnic group, in the Iraqi city of Halabja. At least 5,000 people were killed in that attack and many thousands more suffered permanent physical, emotional and mental disabilities
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