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'Incontrovertible' sarin gas used in Syria: watchdog

Den Haag - The head of a global arms watchdog said Wednesday that "incontrovertible" test results from an alleged chemical strike in Syria showed sarin gas or a similar substance had been used.

N. Korea may be capable of sarin-loaded missile attack: Japan PM

Tokyo - North Korea may have the capacity to launch a warhead loaded with sarin nerve gas, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Thursday, as tensions rise over the country's missile and nuclear programmes.

N. Korea may be capable of sarin-loaded missile attack: Japan PM

Tokyo - North Korea may have the capacity to launch a warhead loaded with sarin nerve gas, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Thursday, as tensions rise over the country's missile and nuclear programmes.

Sarin: lethal nerve gas that kills in minutes

Washington - The United States believes the Syrian government employed a sarin-like nerve agent in Tuesday's deadly attack in the country's northwest. Here are the key facts about sarin, which was discovered in Nazi Germany.

Report: U.S. concealed discovery of Saddam's chemical weapons

The Rumsfeld-era Pentagon concealed the discovery of old but dangerous chemical weapons stockpiled by former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein's forces, even after US troops were repeatedly exposed to and sickened by the deadly nerve and blister agents.

Op-Ed: U.S. moves a step closer to war

Washington Navy Yard - As the US and Russia face up to each other over Syria how much is bravado and political spin is not clear. At this moment in time there is still a lot of saber rattling.

Supporting Syria, Russia sends spy vessel into the Mediterranean

Still unconvinced on the Western narrative with regard to the Syrian government's use of chemical weapons against rebels and civilians, Russia is sending a spy vessel into the Mediterranean Sea.

Kerry: Time to retire 'slam dunk' from national security lexicon

Speaking on NBC's "Meet The Press" on Sunday, Secretary of State John Kerry insisted the term "slam dunk" be retired from the national security lexicon.

Over 1,000 dead in chemical weapons attack near Damascus

Damascus - A nerve gas attack by Bashar al-Assad's forces on rebel-held areas reportedly killed more than 1,000 people, according to reports.

Update: Del Ponte's finding that Syria rebels have used sarin gas

Geneva - Carla del Ponte, member of the UN Human Rights Commission, has unequivocally stated that chemical weapons have not been used by the Syrian army but by fighters among the rebels.

Op-Ed: Was it sarin gas or something else in Syria?

During the last week, there have been many reports in the media about possible chemical attacks in Syria. After wavering on the question for days, Obama changed tack yesterday and stated that the US now has evidence that chemical weapons have been used.

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.
 

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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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