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  1. News - World - SYRIA

    US suspects Assad used chemical weapons

    Posted Apr 26th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... that use of such weapons “violates every convention of warfare.” In London, Britain’s Foreign Office too said it had “limited but persuasive” evidence of the use of chemical agents in Syria’s ... Agence France-Presse in Washington US suspects Assad used chemical weapons The White House said on Thursday that Syria had likely used chemical weapons against rebel forces on a “small ...

  2. News - China - DEFENCE

    Xi Jinping urges China's military to create 'information warfare' strategy

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 09:30pm by Adrian Wan

    ... and strategic "innovations" and to narrow the gap with other powers as new trends in warfare emerge. Xi issued the call during a Politburo study session on Friday on how to adapt to changes in warfare, according to state media. The comments also come as China seeks to defend expansion of its strategic interests in disputed waters in the East and South China seas. Xi said ...

  3. Lifestyle - Books - BOOKS

    When it comes to unmanned warfare it's nothing personal

    Posted Jun 02nd 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... Steven Rose When it comes to unmanned warfare it's nothing personal Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control by Medea Benjamin Verso Steven Rose Throughout history, some forms of war ... were outlawed following an appeal by Germany. Revulsion against the widespread use of gas in the first world war led in the 1920s to an international convention prohibiting the use of chemical ...

  4. Toxic gas leak takes its toll

    Posted Jun 17th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the injured suffered damage to their lungs and one worker was in critical condition. An army chemical warfare team stopped the leak and was checking if any gas remained. ... killed one man and put more than 260 people in hospital, Xinhua reported. Phosgene is best known for its extensive use as a chemical weapon during the first world war. It is now commonly used ...

  5. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    Film review: Miniscule: Valley of the Ants is pitched squarely at children

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 11:49pm by Andrew Sun

    ... off an entire tin box, but the ending gets ridiculous when the red ants threaten their enemy with a large can of bug spray. So, our little creatures are smart enough to understand chemical warfare? Even so, there is hardly any disturbing or graphic insect violence, and Minuscule: Valley of the Lost Ants will prove a welcome diversion for your little ones. But it's not likely ...

  6. Total ban

    Posted Sep 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Chinese people and their government have recently protested Japanese failure to detoxify abandoned chemical weapons dating back to World War II. These weapons are still taking a toll ... at a distance. In earlier forms of warfare, soldiers faced their enemies in hand-to-hand combat and matched their bravery against comparable adversaries. The legend of 'brave soldiers' derives ...

  7. Courting controversy

    Posted Oct 09th 2003, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... The award was made for deaths and injuries resulting from chemical weapons that Japan abandoned in China at the end of the second world war. The Japanese Foreign Ministry explained that there was a 'discrepancy' between the September 29 ruling and a ruling in May by the same court in a similar case. In the earlier case, which also involved injuries caused by chemical weapons the Japanese military ...

  8. Recognising history

    Posted Oct 30th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I am writing in response to the letter headlined 'You can't buy forgiveness' (October 23), by Seima Tateoka. Easier said than done- that is my response to the correspondent's remarks on an encounter with a mustard-gas bomb. How would an ordinary person suspect where or what is a mustard-gas bomb? No way. So there is no doubt that the people injured by chemical ...

  9. News - World

    Fake text warnings unnerve Israelis

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 10:37pm by WASHPOST

    ... The Washington Post Use of fake texts to scare civilians marks a new form of psychological warfare Smartphone warfare unnerves Israelis On the same morning that the Israeli military ... officials would contact the public in such a manner. While it is unclear who sent the messages, their appearance over the past week marks a new type of psychological warfare. In a sense, ...

  10. News - World - SYRIA

    France and Britain confirm use of sarin nerve gas in Syria

    Posted Jun 05th 2013, 09:43am by AP

    ... It was the most specific claim by any Western power about chemical weapons attacks in the 27-month-old conflict. Britain later said that tests it conducted on samples taken from Syria also were positive ... came hours after a UN team said it had “reasonable grounds” to suspect small-scale use of toxic chemicals in at least four attacks in March and April. The UN probe was conducted from outside ...




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