Chemical terrorism

Toyohiko Otomo, head of the Kasumigaseki subway station district, offers flowers at Kasumigaseki station in Tokyo Tuesday, March 20, 2018, to mark the 23rd anniversary of sarin nerve gas attack by the Aum Shinrikyo cult. Members of the Aum Shinrikyo cult punctured plastic bags to release sarin nerve gas inside subway cars in 1995, sickening thousands and killing 13. (Yoshitaka Sugawara/Kyodo News via AP)
March 20, 2018 - 1:08 am
TOKYO (AP) — Thirteen Japanese cult members may be sent to the gallows any day now for a deadly 1995 gas attack on the Tokyo subway system and other crimes. But when is uncertain. Such is the secrecy that surrounds Japan's death penalty system. Tuesday marks 23 years since members of the Aum...
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This frame grab from video released Sunday, March, 18, 2018 by the official Facebook page of the Syrian Presidency, shows Syrian President Bashar Assad driving himself to the newly captured areas of eastern Ghouta, near the capital Damascus, Syria. Assad's trip, captured in a remarkable set of videos filmed inside the car and published by his office on Sunday, show the president calm and assured as his forces appear close to clinching one of their most significant victories in the country's seven-year long civil war. (Syrian Presidency Facebook Page via AP)
March 19, 2018 - 7:12 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local): 1 a.m. Eight Security Council nations say it's "imperative" that the U.N. body Council "immediately pursue decisive action" to achieve a cease-fire in Syria if U.N. member states, especially Russia and its ally Syria, don't...
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FILE - In this Sunday, March 16, 2008 file photo, Kurds look at images of the victims of Halabja massacre in Halabja, Iraq. Iraq's Kurdish region has commemorated the 30th anniversary of Saddam Hussein's 1988 gas attack in the northeastern Kurdish town of Halabja that killed 5,000 people. (AP Photo/Yahya Ahmed, File)
March 16, 2018 - 10:20 am
IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Iraq's Kurdish region on Friday commemorated the 30th anniversary of Saddam Hussein's 1988 gas attack in the northeastern Kurdish town of Halabja that killed 5,000 people. Kurdish officials delivered speeches to a crowd of hundreds gathered for the ceremony at a stadium in the...
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British ambassador to Russia, Laurie Bristow, leaves after a meeting at the Russian foreign ministry in Moscow,Tuesday March 13, 2018. Russia will only cooperate with Britain on the investigation into last week's poisoning of an ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia if it receives samples of the nerve agent that is believed to have been used, Russia's foreign minister Lavrov said Tuesday. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
March 13, 2018 - 10:37 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the poisoning of a former Russian spy in Britain (all times local): 2:30 p.m. British police say the investigation into the chemical agent attack on a former Russian spy will last many weeks, and that they are not declaring a person of interest yet in the probe. In a...
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In this photo released by the Oman News Agency, ONA, James Mattis, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, right, shakes hands with Omani Brigadier Saleh bin Ahmed al-Hinai, Head of the Oman Military Protocols and Public Relations, at Seeb Air Base, northwest of Muscat, Oman, Sunday, March 11, 2018. Mattis on Sunday, warned the Syrian government not to use chemical weapons in its civil war. Mattis said Russia, which intervened militarily in Syria to support the Assad government, could be complicit in the civilian casualties. (Oman News Agency via AP)
March 11, 2018 - 12:11 pm
MUSCAT, Oman (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Sunday warned the Syrian government not to use chemical weapons in its civil war and said the Trump administration has made it clear that it would be "very unwise" to use gas in attacks. Mattis told reporters traveling with him to the Mideast...
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This photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad, speaks during a news conference in Damascus, Syria, Saturday, March 10, 2018. Mekdad denied opposition charges that government forces used poison gas in their attacks on eastern Ghouta. Mekdad added that insurgents groups in the eastern Ghouta are preparing "to fabricate" more such attacks to blame the Syrian army. (SANA via AP)
March 11, 2018 - 12:07 pm
MUSCAT, Oman (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Sunday warned the Syrian government not to use chemical weapons in its civil war and said the Trump administration has made it clear that it would be "very unwise" to use gas in attacks. Mattis told reporters traveling with him to the Middle...
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This photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad, speaks during a news conference in Damascus, Syria, Saturday, March 10, 2018. Mekdad denied opposition charges that government forces used poison gas in their attacks on eastern Ghouta. Mekdad added that insurgents groups in the eastern Ghouta are preparing "to fabricate" more such attacks to blame the Syrian army. (SANA via AP)
March 11, 2018 - 11:36 am
MUSCAT, Oman (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Sunday warned the Syrian government not to use chemical weapons in its civil war and said the Trump administration has made it clear that it would be "very unwise" to use gas in attacks. Mattis told reporters traveling with him to the Middle...
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This photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad, speaks during a news conference in Damascus, Syria, Saturday, March 10, 2018. Mekdad denied opposition charges that government forces used poison gas in their attacks on eastern Ghouta. Mekdad added that insurgents groups in the eastern Ghouta are preparing "to fabricate" more such attacks to blame the Syrian army. (SANA via AP)
March 11, 2018 - 10:19 am
MUSCAT, Oman (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Sunday warned the Syrian government not to use chemical weapons in its civil war and said the Trump administration has made it clear that it would be "very unwise" to use gas in attacks. Mattis told reporters traveling with him to the Middle...
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February 17, 2018 - 6:20 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — Six civilians suffered breathing difficulties and other symptoms indicative of poison gas inhalation after an attack launched by Turkey on the Kurdish-controlled enclave of Afrin, local doctors and Syria's state-run news agency reported Saturday. Jiwan Mohammed, a doctor at Afrin's...
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February 17, 2018 - 3:55 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian Kurdish news outlets and Syria's state-run news agency say six civilians have suffered breathing difficulties after what they say was a poison gas attack launched by Turkey on the Kurdish-controlled enclave of Afrin. The news outlets quote local doctors in Afrin as saying the...
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