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  • Sep 19, 2014
  • Updated: 8:07pm


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

Al-Qaeda poison gas workshops busted, Iraq officials say

Iraq's defence ministry said it had broken up an al-Qaeda cell that was working to produce poison gas at two locations in the capital for future attacks at home and abroad.

2 Jun 2013 - 7:58am

Syrian rebels used deadly nerve gas sarin, says UN investigator

Syrian rebels have made use of the deadly nerve agent sarin in their war-torn country’s conflict, UN human rights investigator Carla del Ponte has said.

7 May 2013 - 2:48am 2 comments

Syria dismisses US, UK chemical weapons claims as lie

The 46-year-old, one of the European Union’s youngest prime ministers, is then expected to unveil his programme in a parliamentary session on Monday, before the government is put to a confidence vote in parliament on Tuesday.

28 Apr 2013 - 10:44am

Obama warns Assad on chemical weapons

President Barack Obama dramatically told Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad on Monday not to turn chemical weapons on his own people, following US warnings his forces were mixing deadly sarin gas.

4 Dec 2012 - 9:04am

Police react to gas attack threat

Police have increased patrols on the MTR after receiving calls claiming toxic gas attacks would be made against passengers tonight.

Investigators are trying to establish whether the three calls to Wan Chai police station by a Putonghua-speaking man last Friday contain a credible threat.

15 Oct 1996 - 12:00am

The do-it-yourself terrorist menace

Imagine this scene. You are sitting in a trendy Internet cafe, some time in the near future. A young man sits at the computer next to you. He sips a cappuccino and eats a croissant. He looks like any other young man.

10 Sep 1996 - 12:00am

Fears over top Japan cult suspect

POLICE are searching for a senior member of the Japanese doomsday cult, Aum Shinri Kyo, for fear he may try to disrupt the Asia-Europe meeting next month.

An Aum suspect, Keijiro Ota, was arrested on Monday at the behest of the Japanese authorities.

23 Feb 1996 - 12:00am

Poison scares first hit headlines in 1993

RECENT incidents involving poisonous fumes in Japan: March 15, 1995: Three mysterious attache cases are discovered at a Tokyo underground station, each containing three tanks with an unknown liquid, small motorised fans, a vent, and a battery.

21 Mar 1995 - 12:00am