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Chemical Weapons: A Summary Report of Characteristics and Effects

Chemical Weapons: A Summary Report of Characteristics and Effects

The potential for terrorist use of chemical agents is a noted concern highlighted by the Tokyo sarin gas attacks of 1995. The events of September 11, 2001, increased congressional attention towards reducing the vulnerability of the United States to such […]


Syria security official says rebels have missiles, sarin gas

Syria security official says rebels have missiles, sarin gas

Syria rebels possess ground-to-ground missiles and sarin, and a UN report on chemical weapons use shows they carried out attacks near Damascus, a high-ranking Syrian security source said Tuesday. “I categorically deny that we have used sarin gas, for the […]


No Syrian Scenario at Zapad-2013 Drills – Russia

No Syrian Scenario at Zapad-2013 Drills – Russia

A scenario involving potential military action in Syria will not be part of the upcoming large-scale Russian-Belarusian military exercise Zapad-2013, a senior Russian defense official said. “I am taking the full responsibility by saying that the [Zapad-2013] drills will focus […]


Israel deploys Iron Dome system near Jerusalem

Israel deploys Iron Dome system near Jerusalem

Israel deployed its Iron Dome missile defence system near Jerusalem Sunday, an AFP correspondent said, as the United States lobbied for domestic and international support for military strikes against Syria. The correspondent said the battery was set up west of […]


Russia to help Syria in case of external military strike – Putin

Russia to help Syria in case of external military strike – Putin

“Will we be helping Syria? We will”, Vladimir Putin said at a press conference following the G20 summit in St. Petersburg on Friday. The US and other countries will put themselves outside the law if they launch a military operation […]


Russia tells US it needs UN approval for Syria strike

Russia tells US it needs UN approval for Syria strike

Arab nations have offered to help pay for any US military intervention in Syria, Secretary of State John Kerry told lawmakers Wednesday as he sought support for missile strikes. “With respect to Arab countries offering to bear the cost and […]


Pentagon may take charge of arming Syrian rebels: US officials

Pentagon may take charge of arming Syrian rebels: US officials

Washington is weighing expanding support for Syrian rebels by having the Pentagon take charge of arming the opposition instead of a clandestine effort by the CIA, officials said Wednesday. “It’s under consideration,” said a US official, who spoke on condition […]


Russia suspends Syria S-300 missile deliveries: Putin

Russia suspends Syria S-300 missile deliveries: Putin

President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday revealed Russia had suspended deliveries of sophisticated S-300 missile systems to Syria even though some components had already been handed over. Western governments have repeatedly condemned Russia for signing a contract to supply President Bashar […]


Israel says missile tested in joint exercise with US

Israel says missile tested in joint exercise with US

Israel on Tuesday launched a missile over the Mediterranean in a joint exercise with the United States that came as Washington mulls punitive air strikes on Syria. Speculation mounted after the missile firing at 0615 GMT, with Russia’s defence ministry […]


 
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