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Netherlands expels 'Russian agents' after foiling cyber attack on chemical weapons watchdog
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Netherlands expels 'Russian agents' after foiling cyber attack on chemical weapons watchdog

Oct 4th 2018, 1:45 PM 13,593 Views 80 Comments

Dutch and British intelligence trailed the men and found equipment to intercept the watchdog’s wifi.

Defence Forces conduct exercise to help prepare for 'dirty bomb' attacks
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Defence Forces conduct exercise to help prepare for 'dirty bomb' attacks

Apr 26th 2018, 5:27 PM 11,820 Views 32 Comments

This EU-funded project uses robots and unmanned aerial vehicles to help minimise the risk to operators while collecting physical evidence.

Putin says further Syria strikes from Western powers would spark 'chaos'
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Putin says further Syria strikes from Western powers would spark 'chaos'

Apr 15th 2018, 5:15 PM 25,786 Views 167 Comments

Meanwhile, a Russian resolution calling for condemnation of the US, British, and French missile strikes on Syria has failed at the UN Security Council.

Trump to decide on response to Syrian chemical attack 'probably by the end of today'
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Trump to decide on response to Syrian chemical attack 'probably by the end of today'

Apr 9th 2018, 6:39 PM 9,362 Views 96 Comments

“Everybody’s gonna pay a price.”

France is in no doubt who it blames for deadly sarin gas attack
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France is in no doubt who it blames for deadly sarin gas attack

Apr 26th 2017, 11:54 AM 12,797 Views 116 Comments

It says the chemical fingerprint was developed in Syrian laboratories.

Syrian president claims chemical attack was faked by US
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Syrian president claims chemical attack was faked by US

Apr 13th 2017, 3:36 PM 26,187 Views 101 Comments

‘We don’t know whether those dead children were killed there … Were they dead at all?’

Spicer apologises over 'insensitive' Hitler remarks amid calls for him to be fired
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Spicer apologises over 'insensitive' Hitler remarks amid calls for him to be fired

Apr 12th 2017, 7:11 AM 19,792 Views 65 Comments

“I mistakenly used an inappropriate and insensitive comment about the Holocaust and there is no comparison.”

Sean Spicer just said even Hitler 'didn't sink to using chemical weapons'
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Sean Spicer just said even Hitler 'didn't sink to using chemical weapons'

Apr 11th 2017, 8:40 PM 24,670 Views 147 Comments

The White House Press Secretary is under fire once again for his comments.

'It crossed a lot of lines for me': Trump says he's changed attitude on Syria following alleged chemical attack
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'It crossed a lot of lines for me': Trump says he's changed attitude on Syria following alleged chemical attack

Apr 5th 2017, 9:40 PM 21,143 Views 86 Comments

The air strike in Idlib province drew widespread condemnation.

US points finger at Assad after suspected chemical attack kills dozens in Syria
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US points finger at Assad after suspected chemical attack kills dozens in Syria

Apr 4th 2017, 6:25 PM 19,833 Views 119 Comments

At least 58 people died in the attack.

Suspected chemical weapons attack on Iraqi city slammed as 'horrible'
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Suspected chemical weapons attack on Iraqi city slammed as 'horrible'

Mar 4th 2017, 1:27 PM 9,825 Views 30 Comments

“There is never justification — none whatsoever — for the use of chemical weapons.”

'It will not be tolerated': Syrian army blamed for third chemical weapons attack on own people
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'It will not be tolerated': Syrian army blamed for third chemical weapons attack on own people

Oct 23rd 2016, 8:00 AM 11,863 Views 59 Comments

Investigators say the substance may have been chlorine gas, based on the symptoms the victims displayed.

The US is going to start destroying about 780,000 chemical-filled artillery shells
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The US is going to start destroying about 780,000 chemical-filled artillery shells

Sep 3rd 2016, 11:30 AM 13,482 Views 29 Comments

A US army plant is about to start destroying the nation’s largest remaining stockpile of mustard agent.

MI6 report may have contained plot from a Nicolas Cage film, Chilcot Report says
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MI6 report may have contained plot from a Nicolas Cage film, Chilcot Report says

Jul 6th 2016, 10:42 PM 22,755 Views 59 Comments

1996 Michael Bay thriller The Rock showed chemical weapons being stored in glass containers.

There is "strong evidence" that the Syrian government used chlorine gas in attacks on rebels
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There is "strong evidence" that the Syrian government used chlorine gas in attacks on rebels

May 13th 2014, 8:14 AM 3,561 Views 83 Comments

Human Rights Watch say that barrel bombs embedded with cylinders of chlorine gas were dropped on three towns.

Two crucified, 60 killed, as chemical weapons watchdog launches fresh probe in Syria
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Two crucified, 60 killed, as chemical weapons watchdog launches fresh probe in Syria

Apr 30th 2014, 10:28 AM 8,161 Views 50 Comments

Up to 60 people were killed in attacks on Damascus and Homs yesterday.

Column: 'With a few surviving classmates, I stepped carefully over the dead and dying'
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Column: 'With a few surviving classmates, I stepped carefully over the dead and dying'

Mar 27th 2014, 7:30 PM 186 Views 66 Comments

As a 13-year old schoolgirl, Setsuko Thurlow became a survivor of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. Her harrowing testimony is a continuing reminder of the importance of nuclear disarmament, writes Jamie Walsh.

First shipment of chemical weapons leaves Syria
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First shipment of chemical weapons leaves Syria

Jan 7th 2014, 7:55 PM 5,573 Views 13 Comments

Syria agreed last year to a US-Russian deal to hand over its chemical weapons.

Syrian 'barrel bombs' kill 76 people including 28 children
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Syrian 'barrel bombs' kill 76 people including 28 children

Dec 16th 2013, 11:34 AM 4,265 Views 24 Comments

The “unprecedented” bombardment came as the UN estimated that the number of Syrian refugees would touch 4.1 million by the end of 2014.

'Clear and convincing evidence' that chemical weapons used in Syria
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'Clear and convincing evidence' that chemical weapons used in Syria

Dec 13th 2013, 7:57 AM 4,105 Views 25 Comments

The United Nations report concluded that there have been at least five deadly attacks.

Israeli warplanes carry out Syrian airstrike
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Israeli warplanes carry out Syrian airstrike

Nov 1st 2013, 8:51 AM 10,050 Views 265 Comments

The attack targeted the delivery of Russian missiles with Israel worried repeatedly declaring it would intervene to stop Hezbollah receiving “game-changing” weapons.

Column: Making chemical weapons a defining issue in Syria sends entirely the wrong message
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Column: Making chemical weapons a defining issue in Syria sends entirely the wrong message

Oct 31st 2013, 7:30 PM 14 Views 15 Comments

If the international community is serious about helping the people of Syria, it should set about creating the conditions for a massive humanitarian intervention, which of course would mean concentrating everything that is killing people.

Syria has destroyed all of its chemical weapons equipment: watchdog
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Syria has destroyed all of its chemical weapons equipment: watchdog

Oct 31st 2013, 10:47 AM 3,111 Views 44 Comments

Syria had been given a deadline of tomorrow to get rid of all of its production and assembly facilities for chemical weapons.

How chemical weapons inspectors learn to do their jobs
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How chemical weapons inspectors learn to do their jobs

Oct 28th 2013, 9:15 AM 7,073 Views 6 Comments

A new batch of chemical weapons inspectors are learning how to tell if an attack has taken place or not.

Syria hands over detailed plan to destroy chemical weapons on time
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Syria hands over detailed plan to destroy chemical weapons on time

Oct 27th 2013, 2:00 PM 4,227 Views 36 Comments

Damascus was required to submit the destruction plan under a US-Russian deal agreed last month.

'A credit to the Assad regime': US welcomes Syria's chemical weapons disposal
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'A credit to the Assad regime': US welcomes Syria's chemical weapons disposal

Oct 7th 2013, 7:49 AM 3,419 Views 43 Comments

Syria’s quick compliance with the destroying of chemical weapons stockpile has earned praise from US Secretary of State John Kerry.

Process of destroying Syria's chemical weapons now under way
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Process of destroying Syria's chemical weapons now under way

Oct 6th 2013, 11:30 AM 3,069 Views 54 Comments

The team charged with the destruction of the weapons began the process this morning, a source in the international mission has said.

Explainer: What are Irish troops doing in Syria?
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Explainer: What are Irish troops doing in Syria?

Sep 30th 2013, 8:30 PM 12,087 Views 155 Comments

115 Irish Defence Forces personnel have now arrived at their new base. Why were they sent there? How long is the mission? How will they spend their downtime? Your questions, answered.

Syria: Inspectors prepare to destroy chemical weapons
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Syria: Inspectors prepare to destroy chemical weapons

Sep 30th 2013, 11:17 AM 2,237 Views 13 Comments

UN chemical weapons experts leave country as separate disarmament group moves in to take next step against banned arsenal.

Gilmore to meet UN Secretary General for Syria talks
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Gilmore to meet UN Secretary General for Syria talks

Sep 28th 2013, 12:36 PM 2,816 Views 44 Comments

The Tánaiste will also address the United Nations General Assembly later today.

Ireland to give €200k towards destroying chemical weapons in Syria
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Ireland to give €200k towards destroying chemical weapons in Syria

Sep 25th 2013, 12:01 AM 7,534 Views 105 Comments

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Eamon Gilmore said it reflects Ireland’s “long-standing opposition to the use of weapons of mass destruction”.

Syria meets watchdog deadlines
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Syria meets watchdog deadlines

Sep 21st 2013, 5:28 PM 3,045 Views 31 Comments

Inspectors are reviewing the latest chemical weapons disclosure by Syrian officials.

Meeting of chemical weapons watchdog on Syria postponed again
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Meeting of chemical weapons watchdog on Syria postponed again

Sep 20th 2013, 3:02 PM 2,711 Views 4 Comments

Syria has handed over details of its chemical weapons arsenal.

Assad will destroy chemical arms - but it'll take a year and cost $1 billion
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Assad will destroy chemical arms - but it'll take a year and cost $1 billion

Sep 19th 2013, 7:27 AM 4,850 Views 115 Comments

The Syrian President made his remarks in an interview with Fox News, telling the network that Syria is not gripped by a civil war.

UN receives Syrian chemical treaty accession documents
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UN receives Syrian chemical treaty accession documents

Sep 12th 2013, 6:36 PM 3,970 Views 59 Comments

Syria is planning on joining the UN’s chemical weapons convention ahead of a planned disarmament of its chemical weapons.

UN Security Council to hold urgent meeting on Syria
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UN Security Council to hold urgent meeting on Syria

Sep 10th 2013, 6:45 PM 2,772 Views 37 Comments

Russia has asked for the meeting on the back of multiple developments in the past 24 hours.

Syria: Obama prepares to address Americans during crucial week
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Syria: Obama prepares to address Americans during crucial week

Sep 10th 2013, 9:10 AM 2,354 Views 63 Comments

Barack Obama is due to address the nation today, while he awaits the outcome of a Congress vote on Syria strikes.

Russia urges Syria: Give up your chemical weapons
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Russia urges Syria: Give up your chemical weapons

Sep 9th 2013, 11:02 PM 4,412 Views 52 Comments

The Russian plan for the Assad regime to surrender its weapons has been given a cautious reception in the White House.

‘It’s not a new photo’: Sinn Féin on picture of Chris Andrews with Bashar al-Assad
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‘It’s not a new photo’: Sinn Féin on picture of Chris Andrews with Bashar al-Assad

Sep 9th 2013, 7:31 AM 11,830 Views 120 Comments

The photo of the party’s newest member was taken when the former Fianna Fáil TD visited Syria in 2009 and has re-emerged online in recent days.

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