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CHEMICAL WEAPONS NEWS

Mumbai: BMC prepares SOP to tackle chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear attack

November 19, 2018 5:29 am

According to officials, the current plan needs to be strengthened in terms of assigning responsibilities and fixing liability in case of an emergency. The plan include details of how to respond to such attacks - from evacuation to providing quick medical assistance and organising shelters.

West, Russia face off over empowering chemical weapons body

June 26, 2018 6:11 pm

The 20-year-old Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, which oversees a 1997 treaty banning the use of toxins as weapons, is a technical, scientific body which determines whether chemical weapons were used.

Weapons of warfare: How nerve gas and other chemical weapons kill, in Syria or elsewhere

April 12, 2018 9:02 am

Anything specifically designed or intended for use in direct connection with the release of a chemical agent to cause death or harm is itself a chemical weapon.

At UN, India pushes to condemn use of chemical weapons

October 23, 2015 12:45 pm

India contributed to international efforts under the UN and the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) for the destruction of Syria's declared chemical weapon stockpiles.

Report: Evidence suggests Syrian troops used toxic chemicals

April 14, 2015 5:24 pm

The group's report said people near the sites of three attacks exhibited symptoms consistent with exposure to toxic chemicals.

ISIS chemical weapons expert killed in US-led air strikes

February 01, 2015 3:37 pm

Mosul is the biggest city in northern Iraq and the largest population centre in ISIS' hands.

Inspectors 'confident' of chemical weapons used in Syria

January 07, 2015 10:14 am

The mission was established by the OPCW on April 29 to establish the facts surrounding allegations of the use of chlorine "for hostile purposes'' in Syria.

Making Peace

October 11, 2014 12:14 am

Will the Nobel nudge and inspire India and Pakistan to stand up for their children?

Rights group claims Syria used chemical weapons

May 13, 2014 1:53 pm

The statement by Human Rights Watch adds to growing concerns that chemical weapons are still being used in Syria.

UN inspectors confirm Syria chemical attack

December 13, 2013 11:16 am

The UN mission said it collected evidence consistent with the probable use of chemical weapons.