Latest Chemical weapons News

International watchdog investigation finds Islamic State used mustard gas in 2015 attack in Syria

Feb. 22, 2024 12:59 PM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — An international investigative team said Thursday that its probe into a 2015 attack in Syria found “reasonable grounds to believe” that the Islamic State group used mustard gas, the latest finding of use of poison gas and nerve agents in Syria's grinding civil...

Police use tear gas against Indian farmers marching to New Delhi to demand guaranteed crop prices

Feb. 13, 2024 08:42 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian police on Tuesday used tear gas and detained some farmers who clashed with them and tried to break barricades blocking their way to New Delhi to demand guaranteed crop prices in a repeat of 2021 protests, when they camped on the capital's outskirts for more than a year. ...

Police in Sri Lanka use tear gas to disperse opposition protest against dire economic conditions

Jan. 30, 2024 20:28 PM EST

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's police used Tuesday tear gas and water cannons to disperse an opposition protest in the island nation facing its worst economic crisis while gearing up for a national election later this year. Protesters from the main opposition United...

Pakistani police use tear gas to disperse pre-election rally by supporters of former leader Khan

Jan. 28, 2024 10:36 AM EST

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani police fired tear gas to disperse supporters of former Prime Minister Imran Khan in the southern city of Karachi on Sunday, less than two weeks before a national parliamentary election that Khan was blocked from running in because of a criminal conviction. ...

Police in Serbia fire tear gas at election protesters threatening to storm capital's city hall

Dec. 24, 2023 23:15 PM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Riot police in Serbia fired tear gas to prevent hundreds of opposition supporters from entering the capital’s city council building on Sunday in protest of what election observers said were widespread vote irregularities during a general election last weekend. ...

Serbia police fire tear gas to keep demonstrators from entering Belgrade's city council building during election protest

Dec. 24, 2023 14:02 PM EST
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia police fire tear gas to keep demonstrators from entering Belgrade's city council building during election protest.

Members of global chemical weapons watchdog vote to keep Syria from getting poison gas materials

Nov. 30, 2023 12:58 PM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The annual meeting of member states of the global chemical weapons watchdog on Thursday called on countries to prevent the sale or transfer to Syria of raw materials and equipment that could be used to create poison gas and nerve agents. The...

Opposition protesters in Kosovo use flares and tear gas to protest against a war crimes court

Nov. 29, 2023 10:08 AM EST

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Opposition protesters in Kosovo on Wednesday used flares and tear gas to protest against a senior war crimes court official in the capital. Opposition leftist Social Democratic Party members tried to enter a hotel in Pristina, where Kosovo Specialist...