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Chemical Warfare

France and Britain confirm use of sarin nerve gas in Syria

France said on Tuesday it has confirmed that the nerve gas sarin was used “multiple times and in a localised way” in Syria, including at least once by the regime.

Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

US suspects Assad used chemical weapons

The White House said yesterday that US intelligence agencies now assess, with "varying degrees of confidence," that the Syrian government has used chemical weapons, but it said it needed conclusive proof before US President Barack Obama would take action.

26 Apr 2013 - 2:02am

West calls for UN inquiry into Syria chemical attack reports

Britain, France and the United States called on Wednesday for a United Nations inquiry into accusations by the Syrian government and the opposition of chemical weapons attacks.

But Russia, President Bashar al-Assad’s last major ally, insisted at a UN Security Council meeting that only the government’s allegations should be investigated.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Vietnamese school trains disabled victims of Agent Orange

It is hoped these skills will help them set up a small business in future, as they are unlikely to get traditional employment after "graduating" from this Vietnamese school.

19 Feb 2013 - 10:07am

Hoaxers stir scare over chemical factory fire

A fire at a chemical factory outside Nanjing yesterday morning sparked a flurry of internet rumours about a second major explosion in the city in three months - one that apparently even hoodwinked state media.

21 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Airline approval needed for banned items

Passengers carrying prohibited items, including empty bullet casings, need prior approval from an airline to board.

3 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Fleeing from fumes

Residents walk away after toxic fumes from a chemical warehouse fire in Guangzhou made at least 49 people ill on Wednesday night. About 6,000 students from a nearby college were also evacuated. Authorities said there were no fatalities and the air quality was being monitored. People were allowed to return last night.

12 May 2006 - 12:00am

Hundreds left sick after Ningbo chlorine leak

Hundreds of people have been left sickened by a chlorine gas leak at a chemical plant in the eastern city of Ningbo after the company responsible failed to inform the government about the accident, according to reports.

29 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Factory boss held as gas leak fells 370

Police in Kaifeng City , Henan Province , have detained a chemical factory manager after a gas leak caused by an explosion at his factory left more than 370 people sick.

19 Jul 2004 - 12:00am

Toxic gas leak takes its toll

Victims of a toxic gas leak are treated in a Fuzhou hospital yesterday. The leak of phosgene at a Chinese Academy of Sciences laboratory in the capital of Fujian province 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.

17 Jun 2004 - 12:00am

Anti-Japanese sentiment swells among students

Resentment grows over Tokyo's reaction to victims of mustard gas that was dumped during the second world war

The Japanese government's reaction to leaking chemical weapons dating from the second world war in the northeast has fostered anti-Japanese feelings among the young, according to a survey by the China Youth Daily.

10 Nov 2003 - 12:00am