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British police investigating Novichok poisoning find over 400 items

Jul 15, 2018

British police investigating Novichok poisoning find over 400 items

British police said Saturday that search teams have found over 400 items as part of the investigation into the poisoning of two Britons by the nerve agent Novichok — but searches will likely take many more weeks as officers seek further evidence. Metropolitan Police announced ...

British police say Novichok could last 50 years in sealed container

Jul 11, 2018

British police say Novichok could last 50 years in sealed container

The nerve agent Novichok could remain active for 50 years if kept in a sealed container, Britain's top counterterrorism police officer said Wednesday, adding that he cannot yet "guarantee" there are no traces of the lethal poison in southwestern England. Metropolitan Police Assistant Police Commissioner ...

/ Jul 4, 2018

Syria not answering chemical weapons inquiries: UNSC members

Members of the U.N. Security Council say Syria is still failing to answer questions about its chemical weapons program, years after becoming a party to the chemical weapons convention. Swedish U.N. Ambassador Olof Skoog says many council members raised the issue during Tuesday's closed meeting ...

OPCW confirms chlorine use in February attack in Syria

May 16, 2018

OPCW confirms chlorine use in February attack in Syria

A global arms watchdog Wednesday confirmed that chlorine was "likely used as a chemical weapon" in a February attack on the Syrian town of Saraqeb. A fact-finding mission by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons determined that "chlorine was released from cylinders by ...