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Protect chemical weapons ban, watchdog's chief pleads

Den Haag - The outgoing head of the world's chemical arms watchdog has urged nations not to sacrifice a century of hard-fought efforts to banish toxic weapons for the sake of short-term political disputes.

No nerve agents but possibly chlorine used in Douma: watchdog

De Beek - The world's chemical arms watchdog said Friday it had found no evidence nerve gas was used in an alleged attack on the Syrian town of Douma, but chlorine may have been deployed.

No nerve agents but maybe chlorine used in Douma: watchdog

De Beek - The world's chemical arms watchdog said Friday it had found no evidence of nerve gas after an attack on the Syrian town of Douma, but chlorine may have been used.

China firm develops 'laser gun'

Bejing - A Chinese firm has developed a laser gun designed for police use that can set fire to protesters' hair or banners from a range of almost one kilometre.

Syria slams global chemical arms body's new powers

Damascus - Damascus on Friday slammed a decision to grant the world's chemical watchdog the power to identify perpetrators of attacks, ahead of results of a probe into alleged gas attacks in Syria.

Russia, Syria clash with West on boosting chemical watchdog

Den Haag - Britain and the United States Tuesday led a passionate call to halt the use of chemical weapons by empowering the world's watchdog to finger those behind attacks, triggering fierce opposition from Russia and Syria.

UK to push bid to give global chemical watchdog teeth

Den Haag - Britain and its allies lead a high-stakes diplomatic drive Tuesday to give the world's global chemical watchdog the power to identify those behind toxic arms attacks, setting up a new showdown with Russia.

Key talks to open on boosting world's chemical watchdog

Den Haag - Global powers will seek next week to take a historic step in the fight against chemical weapons by giving the world's toxic arms watchdog new power to identify those behind such attacks.

Swedish PM testifies in court over war jets sale in Brazil

Stockholm - Sweden's Prime Minister Stefan Lofven testified in court on Friday, at the request of a Brazilian judge, over a suspected corruption case in Brazil involving the sale of Swedish fighter aircraft at the expense of their French counterpart Rafale.

Chemical weapons watchdog to meet after UK call

Den Haag - The global chemical weapons watchdog said Tuesday it will hold a special two-day session in late June as Britain leads a call to boost the body's powers to fight toxic arms.

Chemicals arms watchdog wants attack perpetrators identified

London - The head of the world's chemical weapons watchdog said Friday his organisation needed a mechanism to identify the perpetrators of attacks, despite fears it could lead to accusations of politicisation.

Russia's top diplomat planning North Korea visit: ministry

Moscow - Russia said its foreign minister was planning a trip to North Korea, after a media outlet said Wednesday Sergei Lavrov could visit the reclusive state next week.

Lurid tale of bribery and murder looms anew for Malaysia's Najib

Kuala Lumpur - Ousted Malaysian premier Najib Razak is already in hot water over allegations he looted state funds, but his legal woes could worsen as calls grow for a fresh look at an even darker past scandal involving the grisly slaying of a young model.

Lurid tale of bribery and murder looms anew for Malaysia's Najib

Ousted Malaysian premier Najib Razak is already in hot water over allegations he looted state funds, but his legal woes could worsen as calls grow for a fresh look at an even darker past scandal involving the grisly slaying of a young model.

OPCW confirms chlorine use in February attack in Syria

Den Haag - A global arms watchdog on Wednesday confirmed that chlorine was "likely used as a chemical weapon" in a February attack on the Syrian town of Saraqeb.

N.Korea FM makes rare Moscow visit amid diplomatic thaw

Moscow - North Korea's foreign minister held rare talks with his Russian counterpart in Moscow on Tuesday, as Pyongyang moves to improve strained ties with its neighbours.

N.Korea FM makes rare Moscow visit amid diplomatic thaw

Moscow - North Korea's foreign minister held rare talks with his Russian counterpart in Moscow on Tuesday, as Pyongyang moves to improve strained ties with its neighbours.

UN reopens talks on defining 'killer robots'

Geneva - A new round of talks on the use of so-called killer robots reopened at the United Nations on Monday, with a focus on defining the characteristics of autonomous lethal weapons.

Landmines to be cleared from Jesus's baptism site

Jericho - Thousands of landmines at the site where many believe Jesus was baptised are to be removed during the next year, allowing eight churches to reclaim land sealed off since the 1970s.

Poland buys US Patriot anti-missile system for $4.8 bn

Warsaw - Poland signed on Wednesday a $4.75 billion (3.8-billion-euro) contract to purchase a US-made Patriot anti-missile system, a move that is likely to irk Russia as East-West tensions rise.

Martin Luther King Jr's granddaughter appeals for 'gun-free world'

Washington - The nine-year-old granddaughter of Martin Luther King Jr. made a rousing appearance at a huge protest for gun control in Washington on Saturday, saying that like the slain civil rights leader she too has a dream -- "a gun-free world.

Martin Luther King Jr's granddaughter appeals for 'gun-free world'

Washington - The nine-year-old granddaughter of Martin Luther King Jr. made a rousing appearance at a huge protest for gun control in Washington on Saturday, saying that like the slain civil rights leader she too has a dream -- "a gun-free world.

Martin Luther King Jr's granddaughter appeals for 'gun-free world'

Washington - The nine-year-old granddaughter of Martin Luther King Jr. made a rousing appearance at a huge protest for gun control in Washington on Saturday, saying that like the slain civil rights leader she too has a dream -- "a gun-free world.

America's missile-defense system not ready for hypersonic threats

Washington - Russian President Vladimir Putin's claim to have developed a new generation of missile that is impervious to any Western shield has highlighted a gap in America's already imperfect missile-defense network.

Pentagon 'fully prepared' after Putin boasts of hypersonic missiles

Washington - The Pentagon on Thursday brushed off Russian President Vladimir Putin's boast of developing "invincible" missiles, claiming the United States was fully prepared for anything that might come its way.

Russia's Kalashnikov becomes majority private-owned

Moscow - Private investors have for the first time gained a majority share of Russia's Kalashnikov arms manufacturer, producer of the famed AK-47 assault rifle, the company said Thursday.

US island Guam stays relaxed amid North Korea nuclear standoff

Tamuning - When North Korea last year bragged of plans to lob a salvo of ballistic missiles toward Guam, residents of this relaxed American island in the western Pacific didn't seem too worried. Months later, and with tensions still high, they remain sanguine.

Netanyahu lashes out at Iran in talks with Putin

Moscow - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday after accusing Iran of wanting "to turn Lebanon into one giant missile site".

Netanyahu lashes out at Iran in talks with Putin

Moscow - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday after accusing Iran of wanting "to turn Lebanon into one giant missile site".

Russia accuses US of 'muddying' Syria gas attacks probe

Moscow - The Kremlin on Wednesday accused Washington of trying to complicate international efforts to probe the use of chemical weapons in Syria and rejected accusations it was responsible for recent attacks.
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