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Stories with subject: Weapons of mass destruction
  • new storyRevised nuclear deal between S. Korea, US to enter effect 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 10:50 pm

    SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea said a new nuclear treaty with the United States that will govern its commercial nuclear activities for the next 20 years is set to enter into effect.

  • US envoy: Chemical attacks 'becoming routine' in Syria 
    Updated: Nov-23-15 1:42 pm

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands - The U.S. envoy to the international chemical weapons watchdog warned Monday that the use of such toxic arms is "becoming routine in the Syrian civil war."

  • Officials: IS determined to produce chemical weapons 
    Updated: Nov-19-15 11:54 am

    BAGHDAD - The Islamic State group is aggressively pursuing development of chemical weapons, setting up a branch dedicated to research and experiments with the help of scientists from Iraq, Syria and elsewhere in the region, according to Iraqi and U.S. intelligence officials.

  • Carter says Russia, China potentially threaten global order 
    Updated: Nov-07-15 11:48 pm

    SIMI VALLEY, California - Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Saturday accused Russia of endangering world order, citing its incursions in Ukraine and loose talk about nuclear weapons, and said the U.S. defense establishment is searching for creative ways to deter Russian aggression and protect U.S. allies.

  • Source: OPCW believes Syrian insurgents used mustard gas 
    Updated: Nov-05-15 6:17 pm

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands - A source at the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons said Thursday that inspectors from the international watchdog have found evidence that mustard gas was used during fighting between insurgent groups in the Syrian town of Marea in August.

  • Iraq's Ahmad Chalabi, leading voice behind 2003 war, dies story has photos
    Updated: Nov-03-15 12:17 pm

    BAGHDAD - Ahmad Chalabi, a prominent Iraqi politician who became a Pentagon favorite when he helped convince the Bush administration to overthrow Saddam Hussein in 2003 by pushing false allegations of weapons of mass destruction and links to al-Qaida, died Tuesday of a heart attack. He was 71.

  • Japan, SKorea agree to work to resolve WWII sex slave issue story has photos
    Updated: Nov-02-15 2:45 pm

    SEOUL, South Korea - The leaders of South Korea and Japan resumed formal talks Monday after a 3½-year freeze and agreed to try to resolve the decades-old issue of Korean women forced into Japanese military-run brothels during World War II.

  • US, SKorea express "grave concern" at NKorean threats 
    Updated: Nov-02-15 7:57 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - The U.S. and South Korea expressed "grave concern" Monday over North Korea's stated plan to conduct a missile or nuclear test, but they announced no specific new steps toward giving South Korea control of its own forces in the event of a North Korean attack.

  • Russia: US may have delusion of winning war with Russia 
    Updated: Oct-30-15 9:53 am

    MOSCOW - A senior Russian government official says some in the U.S. may have a delusion of winning a war with Russia with new conventional weapons without resorting to nuclear arms.

  • Chemical weapons destruction plant in Kentucky is finished 
    Updated: Oct-27-15 6:08 pm

    RICHMOND, Kentucky - Kentucky is home to a stockpile of deadly chemical weapons, some dating back to the end of World War II. The government has finished construction on a massive complex that will dismantle and destroy the weapons, beginning in 2020. The project, which broke ground at the Blue Grass Army Depot in Richmond in 2003, is estimated to cost more than $5 billion.