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51 children injured in chemical attack at China kindergarten

Nov 12, 2019 - 4:46 PM

The suspect, a 23-year-old surnamed Kong, enters the kindergarten by climbing a wall before spraying victims with sodium hydroxide, say local authorities in Kaiyuan city, Yunnan province

My Chemical Romance reunites for December 2019 concert

Nov 01, 2019 - 2:25 PM

The rock band of our emo yesteryears is welcoming us back to the black parade!

Police smash Germany's biggest online drug market

Jun 28, 2019 - 7:10 PM

In a statement, police and prosecutors say they worked for more than a year to smash Chemical Revolution, which sold amphetamines, cocaine, heroin, cannabis, ecstasy, LSD, and other synthetic drugs

Results: May 2019 Chemical Engineer board exam

May 28, 2019 - 4:55 PM

PRESS RELEASE: 313 out of 616 passed the Chemical Engineer Licensure Examination given in May 2019

6 more detained over China blast that killed 78

Apr 14, 2019 - 7:37 PM

Measures will also be taken against Jiangsu Tianjiayi Chemical, according to police

(FILES) This file picture taken on March 21, 2019 shows fire and smoke rising at an explosion site in Yancheng in China's eastern Jiangsu province. - The death toll from a chemical plant explosion in China rose to 78 on March 25, 2019, with hundreds still receiving medical treatment four days after one of the country's worst industrial accidents. (Photo by STR / AFP) / China OUT

China to close industrial park where deadly blast killed 78

Apr 06, 2019 - 12:18 PM

China's Jiangsu province will also begin closing chemical plants, with the number of producers to be cut roughly in half by 2020

DEADLY BLAST. This file picture taken on March 21, 2019 shows fire and smoke rising at an explosion site in Yancheng in China's eastern Jiangsu province. Photo by STR/AFP

3 detained over China chemical blast that killed 78

Apr 03, 2019 - 9:45 PM

Three employees from Jiangsu Tianjiayi Chemical, whose facility was involved in the blast, had 'significant responsibility' for the accident, according to a statement on the Yancheng government's official Weibo account

CHEMICAL BLAST. This file picture taken on March 21, 2019 shows fire and smoke rising at an explosion site in Yancheng in China's eastern Jiangsu province. Photo by AFP

Death toll in China chemical blast rises to 78

Mar 25, 2019 - 7:11 PM

Local authorities say more than 500 people are still in hospital. Among them, 13 are critically injured and 66 are seriously injured.

DEADLY BLAST. This file picture taken on March 21, 2019 shows fire and smoke rising at an explosion site in Yancheng in China's eastern Jiangsu province. Photo by STR/AFP

China probes factory blast after 47 killed

Mar 21, 2019 - 8:57 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The explosion on Thursday, March 21, in the eastern city of Yancheng, Jiangsu province is one of the worst industrial disasters to hit China

RESCUE. Paramilitary police officers and a medical staff transfer an injured man as smoke rises from an explosion site behind them in Yancheng in China's eastern Jiangsu province on March 21, 2019. Photo by STR/AFP

Inferno kills at least 70 in Dhaka apartment blocks

Feb 21, 2019 - 3:05 PM

It started in one building where chemicals for deodorants and other household uses were illegally stored and spread at lightning speed to 4 nearby buildings, the fire service says

DHAKA FIRE. Flames and smoke rise from building after a fire broke out in an old part of the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka on February 21, 2019. Photo by AFP

Chinese chemical firm 'misled' investigators over deadly blast

Feb 03, 2019 - 8:13 PM

In its report, local authorities also blamed the company's lack of safety measures and 'chaotic' management for contributing to the blast

Shabu-making chemicals seized in Pasig raid

Dec 08, 2018 - 12:23 AM

Police say the location was allegedly owned by a close relative of Philip Jacob Nocum, the tenant occupying a house which turned out to be a shabu laboratory in North Greenhills

RAID. Various equipment and chemicals are seized at a raid in San Juan. Another raid in Pasig led to more chemicals being uncovered. Contirbuted photo

PRC results: November 2018 chemical engineer licensure examination

Nov 28, 2018 - 9:07 PM

Congratulations to the latest batch of licensed chemical engineers

Blast kills 22 outside China factory in Olympic city

Nov 28, 2018 - 10:01 AM

(3rd UPDATE) The blast ignites other vehicles, leaving charred and smoking remains of trucks and cars scattered on a road as firefighters work at the scene

Big powers set to clash at chemical weapons watchdog

Nov 19, 2018 - 11:00 AM

The meeting of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons in The Hague is the first since member states agreed in June to let it point the finger over attacks

OPCW. This picture taken on April 20, 2017 shows the logo of OPCW (The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons) at the headquarters in The Hague.  File photo by John Thys/AFP

Results: October 2018 Chemist, Chemical Technician board exam

Oct 15, 2018 - 9:01 PM

Congratulations to the latest batch of licensed Chemists & Chemical Technicians

Western trio warns Syria over chemical weapons use

Aug 22, 2018 - 4:20 PM

In a joint statement, the 3 powers say they are 'gravely concerned' over the military offensive in Idlib and the resulting humanitarian consequences

IDLIB. A Syrian fighter fires a rocket-propelled grenade as he attends a mock battle in anticipation of an attack by the regime on Idlib province and the surrounding countryside, during a graduation of new Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) members at a camp in the countryside of the northern Idlib province on August 14, 2018. Photo by Omar Haj Kadour/AFP

China detains suspects after blast at chemical plant

Jul 14, 2018 - 11:56 AM

The building was owned by chemical manufacturer Hengda, which was 'conducting illegal construction at the plant which had not passed safety and fire control checks,' says state media Xinhua

Sanofi shuts down factory over toxic waste outcry

Jul 10, 2018 - 8:10 AM

France Nature Environment, a federation of some 3,500 environmental associations, says the Mourenx site has been emitting 'dangerous material at astronomical levels'

HALT IN PRODUCTION. French pharmaceuticals group Sanofi shut down a chemical factory in southwest France, in the wake of media reports that toxic waste emissions exceeded the norms. File photo of Mourenx site from Sanofi's official website

British woman dies after exposure to Novichok nerve agent

Jul 09, 2018 - 7:18 AM

Novichok is a military-grade nerve agent developed by the Soviet Union during the Cold War

NERVE AGENT. Police officers stand guard near barriers across Rollestone Street, outside the John Baker House Sanctuary Supported Living in Salisbury, southern England, on July 8, 2018. Photo by Niklas Halle'n/AFP

PRC results: May 2018 chemical engineer licensure exam

May 29, 2018 - 6:22 PM

Congratulations to the latest batch of newly licensed chemical engineers!

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Protests as Syria takes chair of world disarmament body

May 29, 2018 - 8:10 AM

'The Damascus regime has neither the credibility nor moral authority to preside over the CD,' says US ambassador to the Conference on Disarmament Robert Wood

PROTESTS. US Permanent Representative to the Geneva conference, Robert Wood, during a plenary meeting of the United Nations Conference on Disarmament, on August 30, 2017 in Geneva. File photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Russia, Turkey, Iran stress unity at Syria talks

Apr 28, 2018 - 1:39 PM

(UPDATED) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says the 3 countries 'must help the Syrians finish cleansing their country of terrorists'

SYRIA CRISIS. In this file photo, the former rebel Syrian town of Douma on the outskirts of Damascus is seen on April 17, 2018 after the Syrian army declared that all anti-regime forces have left Eastern Ghouta, following a blistering two-month offensive on the rebel enclave. AFP/STRINGER

Experts take samples from site of alleged Syria gas attack

Apr 22, 2018 - 12:35 AM

Analysts say that if toxic chemicals were used, OPCW inspectors would still be able to find important traces in clothes, walls, rocks and soil in Douma, although their potency decreases with time

OPCW. The logo of OPCW (Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons) at the headquarters in The Hague. File photo by John Thys/AFP

UN in security talks with Syria after chemical probe put on hold

Apr 19, 2018 - 1:45 PM

The United Nations Department of Safety and Security is trying to make arrangements for fact-finding experts to travel to Douma 'at the earliest possible time'

Britain accuses 'reckless Russia' of breaking chemical arms ban

Apr 19, 2018 - 8:38 AM

The accusations come as diplomats from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons meet behind closed-doors in The Hague to discuss the crisis

THE SKRIPALS' POISONING. British Military personnel wearing protective coveralls work to remove a vehicle connected to the March 4 nerve agent attack in Salisbury, from a residential street in Gillingham, southeast England on March 14, 2018. File photo by Adrian Dennis/AFP

Chemical inspectors await all-clear to begin work in Syria's Douma

Apr 18, 2018 - 9:10 AM

Syrian Ambassador Bashar Jaafari tells a meeting of the UN Security Council that the team of experts will begin work on Wednesday, April 18, once they receive the all-clear from the security detail

DOUMA. The former rebel Syrian town of Douma on the outskirts of Damascus is seen on April 17, 2018 after the Syrian army declared that all anti-regime forces have left Eastern Ghouta, following a blistering two month offensive on the rebel enclave. AFP/STRINGER

U.S., France, Britain launch new U.N. bid for Syria chemical weapons probe

Apr 15, 2018 - 10:28 AM

The 3 allies circulate a joint draft resolution that also calls for unimpeded deliveries of humanitarian aid and a ceasefire, signaling the West's resolve to return to diplomacy after a one-night military operation.

CHEMICAL ATTACK. A handout picture released by the official Syrian Arab News Agency on April 7, 2018, shows a wounded woman arriving at a hospital in the Syrian capital Damascus, after rockets fired from Douma killed civilians. Photo by SANA/AFP

Blasts shake Damascus as U.S. and allies launch Syria strikes

Apr 14, 2018 - 6:18 PM

As dawn broke, plumes of smoke can be seen rising from the city's north and east

STRIKES. A photo released early on April 14, 2018 on the website of the official Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) shows an explosion on the outskirts of Damascus after Western strikes reportedly hit Syrian military bases and chemical research centres in and around the capital. Photo by HANDOUT / STR / SANA / AFP

Syria forces enter Douma, last holdout in rebel bastion – state media

Apr 14, 2018 - 5:38 PM

Douma is the last rebel-held town in the Eastern Ghouta suburb of Damascus, and is the site of the alleged gas attack that prompted a volley of Western air strikes on Saturday

CONFLICT. A photo released early on April 14, 2018 on the website of the official Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) shows anti aircraft fire on the outskirts of Damascus after Western strikes reportedly hit Syrian military bases and chemical research centres in and around the capital. Photo by Handout / STR / SANA / AFP

Syria: from 'chemical attack' to retaliatory strikes

Apr 14, 2018 - 5:30 PM

Here is a recap of a week of high-stakes international drama

STRIKES. A photo released on April 14, 2018 on the Twitter page of Hezbollah's "Central War Media" account shows night footage of flares above Damascus seen through a night-vision device as Western strikes reportedly hit Syrian military bases and chemical research centres in and around Syria's capital. Photo by Handout / STR / SYRIAN GOVERNMENT'S CENTRAL MILITARY MEDIA / AFP

Watchdog confirms UK findings on nerve agent used on Russian spy

Apr 12, 2018 - 11:52 PM

Samples tested by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons 'confirm the findings of the United Kingdom relating to the identity of the toxic chemical,' says a summary of the Hague-based group's report

CHEMICAL. In this file photo taken on March 10, 2018, members of the emergency services in protective coveralls and breathing equipment cover ambulances with tarpaulins at the Salisbury District Hospital in Salisbury, southern England, on March 10, 2018, in connection with the major incident sparked after a man and a woman were apparently poisoned in a nerve agent attack. Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

UN warns against letting Syria crisis 'spiral' out of control

Apr 12, 2018 - 3:08 PM

With the UN Security Council failing thus far to find a diplomatic solution, Secretary General Antonio Guterres warns that time is running out

SYRIA CRISIS. Smoke billows behind destroyed buildings in the former rebel-held town of Saqba in the Eastern Ghouta region on the outskirts of Damascus on April 10, 2018. AFP/STRINGER

Divided UN fails to agree on response to Syria chemical weapons use

Apr 11, 2018 - 8:50 AM

Russia vetoes a US-drafted resolution on setting up a panel to identify the perpetrators of toxic gas attacks after chemical weapons were allegedly used in the rebel-held town of Douma

ANOTHER VETO. This file photo shows a UN Security Council meeting. File photo from the United Nations

Russia, U.S. headed for clash at UN over Syria gas attacks probe

Apr 10, 2018 - 8:18 AM

(UPDATED) The US push for a new inquiry comes amid heightened tensions over possible US military action in Syria, with President Donald Trump saying 'major decisions' would be taken within 48 hours

UNITED NATIONS. A session of the UN Security Council at the UN headquarters in New York, February 13, 2017. File photo by Eskinder Debebe/UN Photo

Macron condemns Syria 'chemical attacks' – Elysee

Apr 09, 2018 - 8:24 AM

The statement from the Elysee Palace says Macron 'strongly condemned the chemical attacks on April 7 against the population of Douma'

MACRON. French President Emmanuel Macron gestures as he speaks to the magistrates of the Court of Auditors (Cour des Comptes) during the Court solemn hearing to mark the beginning of the year in Paris on January 22, 2018. File photo by Ludovic Marin/AFP

U.S. takes aim at Russia over alleged Syria chemical attack

Apr 08, 2018 - 1:55 PM

The US State Department says Russia, 'with its unwavering support' for the Syrian regime, would be ultimately responsible

A handout picture released by the official Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) on April 7, 2018, shows a wounded woman arriving at a hospital in the Syrian capital Damascus, after rockets fired from Douma killed at least four civilians in various neighbourhoods across the capital. / AFP PHOTO / SANA AND AFP PHOTO / STRINGER / == RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / HO / SANA" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS ==

Kremlin furious as Britain blames Putin for ex-spy attack

Mar 17, 2018 - 9:28 AM

Vladimir Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov says Britain Foreign Minister Boris Johnson's claims violated all rules of diplomatic protocol

ESPIONAGE. A police officer stand in front of a cordon in front of The Mill pub in Salisbury, southern England, on March 11, 2018, as investigations continue in connection with the major incident sparked after a man and a woman were apparently poisoned in a nerve agent attack a week ago. Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Russia ex-spy poisoning 'extremely worrying' – Chemical weapons watchdog

Mar 13, 2018 - 7:26 PM

'It is extremely worrying that chemical agents are still being used to harm people. Those found responsible for this use must be held accountable for their actions,' Ahmet Uzumcu director-general of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, says.

AHMET UZUMCU. Ahmet Uzumcu, director general of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), holds a press conference in Rome on January 16, 2014. File photo by Filippo Monteforte/AFP

U.S. makes new push for UN Syria chemical weapons probe

Mar 02, 2018 - 10:28 AM

The US push to establish the new panel comes 3 months after Russia killed off a previous UN-led investigation by vetoing the renewal of its mandate, arguing that the probe was flawed

A session of the UN Security Council at the UN headquarters in New York, February 13, 2017. File photo by Eskinder Debebe/UN

Turkey considers chemical castration for child abusers

Feb 20, 2018 - 11:21 PM

Chemical castration, which involves using drugs to reduce libido, does not prevent a person from experiencing sexual urges indefinitely

U.S., Russia clash at UN over Syria chlorine attacks

Feb 06, 2018 - 10:43 AM

The United States and Russia clash at the UN Security Council over a push by Washington to condemn reported chlorine gas attacks in Syria that have left many injured in recent days

SURVIVORS. A Syrian boy holds an oxygen mask over the face of an infant at a make-shift hospital following a reported gas attack on the rebel-held besieged town of Douma in the eastern Ghouta region on the outskirts of the capital Damascus on January 22, 2018. Hasan Mohamed/AFP

North Korea flouts sanctions, earning $200M from banned exports – UN

Feb 03, 2018 - 10:18 AM

A UN panel of experts also finds evidence of military cooperation by North Korea to develop Syria's chemical weapons programs and to provide Myanmar with ballistic missiles

GATEWAY. In a photo taken on November 21, 2017, a truck entering the Rason Special Economic Zone makes its way across a bridge over the Tumen river marking the border between North Korea (bottom) and China (top). Ed Jones/AFP

South Sudan to join Chemical Weapons Convention – watchdog

Dec 02, 2017 - 12:51 PM

That would leave Israel, Egypt and North Korea as the only countries yet to join the arms treaty which came into force in 1997

CHEMICAL WEAPONS CONVENTION. This file photo shows the headquarters of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. File photo from Wikipedia

Results: November 2017 Chemical Engineer board exam

Nov 22, 2017 - 4:20 PM

Congratulations to all the passers!

Japan in UN bid to save Syria gas attacks probe

Nov 17, 2017 - 11:17 AM

Japan presents a draft resolution that would give the Joint Investigative Mechanism (JIM) another 30 days as the United States and Russia work to reach a compromise on the future of the panel

ATTACK. A picture taken on April 4, 2017 shows destruction at a hospital room in Khan Sheikhun, a rebel-held town in the northwestern Syrian Idlib province, following a suspected toxic gas attack. File photo by Omar Haj Kadour/AFP

Monster X-ray laser offers glimpse into nano-world

Sep 01, 2017 - 12:26 PM

The huge laser is like a camera and a microscope that will make it possible to see more tiny details and processes in the nano world than ever before

WORLD'S LARGEST. A handout picture taken on August 30, 2017 by the European XFEL shows part of the system of the European XFEL X-ray Free Electron laser at the XFEL facility near Hamburg, northern Germany. AFP PHOTO/European XFEL/Heiner MULLER-ELSNER

Plume from flooded Texas chemical plant 'incredibly dangerous' – FEMA

Aug 31, 2017 - 10:14 PM

The plant operated by Arkema Inc produces organic peroxides which have a number of commercial uses including plastics pharmaceuticals and construction materials

BROCK LONG. FEMA Administrator Brock Long speaks at a press conference regarding rescue operations from Hurricane Harvey in Texas, on August 28, 2017 at the FEMA headquarters in Washington DC. Photo by Paul Handley/ AFP

US says Assad may be preparing chemical attack

Jun 27, 2017 - 10:47 AM

UPDATED The White House says the preparations are similar to those undertaken by the Assad regime ahead of an apparent chemical attack on a rebel held town

The flag of the Syrian Arab Republic (centre right) flying at United Nations headquarters in New York, July 2016. UN Photo/Loey Felipe

Results: May 2017 Chemical Engineer board exam

May 30, 2017 - 5:52 PM

Congratulations to all the passers