Aug 4, 2016

Conflicting Aleppo poison gas attack claims probed

The world’s chemical weapons watchdog Wednesday voiced concern over reports of a chlorine gas attack near the battleground Syrian city of Aleppo. Some 24 people reportedly suffered breathing difficulties in Saraqeb, a town 50 km (30 miles) south of Aleppo, after a barrel bomb ...

Mar 20, 2015

Aum's crimes still raise questions

Twenty years on, people are still trying to fathom why so many people — including youths from elite backgrounds — were drawn to a doomsday cult that carried out a deadly sarin gas attack in downtown Tokyo.

Matsumoto: Aum's sarin guinea pig

/ Jun 21, 2014

Matsumoto: Aum's sarin guinea pig


It’s been 20 years since mass murderers came to Toshie Koibuchi’s tiny street. It was the night of June 27, 1994. She was then 50, a housewife living with her husband and mother in a slightly upmarket residential area of Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture. Koibuchi ...