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WWI memorial tree planted at Bradley Park; Descendants of veterans attend ceremony - Newton County Times

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 17:09

Newton County Times

WWI memorial tree planted at Bradley Park; Descendants of veterans attend ceremony
Newton County Times
The planting of a willow oak tree dedicated to the memory of WWI veterans was part of a ceremony held in Jasper's Bradley Park on Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 15. Pictured above from left are Mike Black, Commander of Campbell-Edgmon Post 93 of the ...

US: Syria poses threat to global chemical weapons ban - ABC News

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 16:59

US: Syria poses threat to global chemical weapons ban
ABC News
As the Syrian government and its allies seek to discredit conclusions by international investigators that Damascus has repeatedly used such weapons, Andrea Hall of the U.S. National Security Council said the ban on chemical weapons, such as nerve ...

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View: Chemical weapons are becoming the new normal again, a ... - euronews

Sat, 11/25/2017 - 20:06

euronews

View: Chemical weapons are becoming the new normal again, a ...
euronews
As a chemical weapons expert, I know the psychological terror triggered by chemical weapons cannot be overstated. I myself experienced the palpable horror ...
Russia says expert body on Syria chemical attacks 'is dead' - BrinkwireBrinkwire (press release)

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OPCW Chief: 'Unfortunate' That Syria Probe's Mandate Blocked - U.S. News & World Report

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 12:22

U.S. News & World Report

OPCW Chief: 'Unfortunate' That Syria Probe's Mandate Blocked
U.S. News & World Report
Russia has been highly critical of the JIM's findings that the Syrian government used chlorine gas in at least two attacks in 2014 and 2015 and used the nerve agent sarin in an aerial attack on Khan Sheikhoun last April 4 that killed about 100 people ...

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OPCW chief: 'Unfortunate' that Syria probe's mandate blocked - WFTV Orlando

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 12:22

OPCW chief: 'Unfortunate' that Syria probe's mandate blocked
WFTV Orlando
The JIM also accused the Islamic State extremist group of using mustard gas in 2015 and again in September 2016 in Um Hosh in Aleppo. Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons Director-General Ahmet Uzumcu lamented the end of the JIM.

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European chemical bomb officials to visit Cambodia - Khmer Times

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 20:54

Khmer Times

European chemical bomb officials to visit Cambodia
Khmer Times
Lt Gen Da also confirmed that primary tests on bombs found in Svay Rieng were indicating the devices contained mustard gas, not CS gas as previously thought. “We will verify this with OPCW during their visit to Cambodia,” he said. More than 100 ...

Russia says expert body on Syria chemical attacks 'is dead' - New Jersey Herald

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 14:32

Russia says expert body on Syria chemical attacks 'is dead'
New Jersey Herald
The JIM also accused the Islamic State extremist group of using mustard gas in 2015 and again in September 2016 in Um Hosh in Aleppo. Syria has denied any use of chemical weapons, while Russia has accused the JIM of using faulty methods to determine ...

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Russia claims body exposing Assad's chemical weapons crimes is 'd - The New Arab

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 13:30

The New Arab

Russia claims body exposing Assad's chemical weapons crimes is 'd
The New Arab
Russia has been highly critical of the JIM's findings that the brutal Syrian government, its close ally, used chlorine gas in at least two attacks in 2014 and 2015.

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Artists who offered a different perspective on the First World War - Yorkshire Post

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 13:12

Yorkshire Post

Artists who offered a different perspective on the First World War
Yorkshire Post
John Singer Sargent's painting Gassed, which shows a procession of soldiers suffering the after effects of a mustard gas attack leading each other to a dressing station, is a powerful image. So, too, is John Nash's visceral Over the Top – inspired by a ...

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Mustard gas woods are made safe - Horncastle News

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 10:12

Mustard gas woods are made safe
Horncastle News
The final stages of work to remove contaminated soil from an area of woodland near Woodhall Spa is expected to be completed this week. Kirby Lane was closed to traffic this week to allow the Ministry of Defence-led operation in Roughton Moor Woods to ...

Mustard gas woods are made safe - Horncastle News

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 10:12

Horncastle News

Mustard gas woods are made safe
Horncastle News
Two days later, police said the discovery related to mustard gas canisters. It merged that two people were injured after discovering the canisters while searching for antique bottles. They were treated in hospital for burns and minor breathing problems.

Russia says expert body on Syria chemical attacks 'is dead' - Washington Post

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 23:02

Russia says expert body on Syria chemical attacks 'is dead'
Washington Post
The JIM also accused the Islamic State extremist group of using mustard gas in 2015 and again in September 2016 in Um Hosh in Aleppo. Syria has denied any use of chemical weapons, while Russia has accused the JIM of using faulty methods to determine ...

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Editorial: Thanksgiving toasts to behind-the-scenes newsmakers who make the world a better place - STLtoday.com

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 22:01

STLtoday.com

Editorial: Thanksgiving toasts to behind-the-scenes newsmakers who make the world a better place
STLtoday.com
In August, the 90-year-old World War II veteran finally got the veterans benefits he'd been denied for health problems related to the Army's wartime testing of mustard gas on troops at Camp Crowder, Mo. And lift a glass to Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo ...

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After UN veto, Russia moves against chemical weapons watchdog - Reuters

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 15:29

Reuters

After UN veto, Russia moves against chemical weapons watchdog
Reuters
Investigators have already concluded that Syrian government forces were behind later attacks with nerve-agent sarin and chlorine barrel bombs, while Islamic State militants had used sulfur mustard gas. Syria denied using chemical weapons. Sweden and ...

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Julane Young - Daily Herald

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 07:03

Daily Herald

Julane Young
Daily Herald
The family experienced difficulties due to their father's disability after he suffered from mustard gas in World War I. She graduated from Provo High School and became a typist and later worked in health care that included helping family members ...

Woodlands contaminated by deadly mustard gas to be dug up starting today - LincolnshireLive

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 08:23

LincolnshireLive

Woodlands contaminated by deadly mustard gas to be dug up starting today
LincolnshireLive
Enter your postcode to see news and information near you Community updates, Crime Statistics, Local News & Events and much more... Box containing five mustard gas bombs A box containing five mustard gas bombs found in the searches (Image: Royal ...

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Another Viewpoint: Justice at last for an aging veteran - Gainesville Sun

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 01:27

Gainesville Sun

Another Viewpoint: Justice at last for an aging veteran
Gainesville Sun
Harrell was among hundreds of thousands of U.S. troops subjected by their own government to mustard gas experiments during the war. The tests were top secret, so Harrell couldn't talk about it, but he has long known that the cancer and emphysema he ...

Russian veto blocks UN probe into Syria's toxic gas attack - New York Post

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 12:51

New York Post

Russian veto blocks UN probe into Syria's toxic gas attack
New York Post
It blamed Islamic State militants for using mustard gas. Russia vetoed on Friday a Japanese-drafted U.N. Security Council resolution to extend the inquiry for one month. It was an eleventh-hour bid to buy more time for negotiations after Russia blocked ...
Russia blocks Syria gas attacks probe, againFRANCE 24
Chemical weapons are becoming the new normal again, a century after World War INBCNews.com
Russia again vetoes bid to renew Syria gas attacks probeSBS
The Straits Times
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The Soldiers Used as 'Guinea Pigs' by the US Military, Then Discarded - The Wire

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 12:31

The Wire

The Soldiers Used as 'Guinea Pigs' by the US Military, Then Discarded
The Wire
But that was the reality of tens of thousands of military men in the 1940s, who were poisoned with mustard gas by the US government to see how their bodies would react. It took decades to bring to light the vast scope of the experiments, and it couldn ...

Syria toxic gas inquiry to end after Russia again blocks UN renewal - Reuters

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 02:10

Reuters

Syria toxic gas inquiry to end after Russia again blocks UN renewal
Reuters
It blamed Islamic State militants for using mustard gas. Russia vetoed on Friday a Japanese-drafted U.N. Security Council resolution to extend the inquiry for one month. It was an eleventh-hour bid to buy more time for negotiations after Russia blocked ...
Russia vetoes bid to renew Syria gas attacks probeTelegraph.co.uk
Russia again vetoes bid to renew Syria gas attacks probeSBS
The Investigation Into Chemical Attacks in Syria Is Fizzling Out After a Security Council ShowdownTIME

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