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Blackmail letters with suspected cyanide sent to Japanese firms

Jan 27, 2019 - 4:03 PM

The letters are sent under the name of executed members of the Japanese doomday cult behind the 1995 sarin gas attack in Tokyo

Japan executes last sarin attack cult members on death row

Jul 26, 2018 - 1:09 PM

(UPDATED) The execution of the 6 Aum Shinrikyo members draws a line under the horrific attack which shocked the world and prompted national soul-searching over the group and its crimes

1995 SARIN ATTACK. A woman walks past a screen flashing a TV news channel showing a picture of Masato Yokoyama, a member of the Aum Supreme Truth doomsday cult behind the deadly 1995 sarin attack on the Tokyo subway, in Tokyo on July 26, 2018. Photo by Behrouz Mehri/AFP

Japan executes sarin attack cult leader, 6 followers

Jul 06, 2018 - 9:18 AM

(UPDATED) Japan's Justice Minister Yoko Kamikawa confirms the 7 executions, saying the Aum members were responsible for 'extremely atrocious and grave acts that were unprecedented and should never happen again'

CULT LEADER. In this file picture taken on July 19, 1995, Shoko Asahara (C), head of the doomsday cult Aum Shinrikyo, is transferred from Tokyo police headquarters to Tokyo District Court for questioning. File photo by Jiji Press/AFP

Russia wants UN report on Syria sarin attack shelved

Nov 03, 2017 - 11:15 AM

The draft resolution circulated to the UN Security Council also calls for a 6-month extension of the UN-led panel tasked with identifying who is behind chemical attacks in Syria's 6-year war

ON SARIN ATTACK. Russian Foreign Ministry's security and disarmament department head Mikhail Ulyanov (R) along with other attendees hold a briefing to present analysis of the report by UN investigators which blamed a sarin gas attack in Syria's Khan Sheikhun on Bashar al-Assad's regime, in Moscow on November 2, 2017. Photo by Alexander Nemenov/AFP

UN report blames gas attack on Syrian regime

Oct 27, 2017 - 1:16 PM

The expert panel's report and tough remarks by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson overshadows the announcement that UN-sponsored peace talks will resume next month

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. Photo by Omar Haj Kadour/AFP

Sarin: Lethal nerve gas that kills in minutes

Apr 07, 2017 - 12:36 PM

Inhaled or absorbed through the skin the gas kills by crippling the respiratory center of the central nervous system and paralyzing the muscles around the lungs

Kita bisa membantu korban serangan gas beracun di Suriah

Apr 06, 2017 - 5:32 PM

Situs kitabisa com dan Aksi Cepat Tanggap ACT menggalang dana untuk korban perang saudara di Suriah Serangan gas beracun pada 4 April 2017 menewaskan lebih dari 80 orang

TAK SADARKAN DIRI. Seorang balita perempuan yang tak sadarkan diri menerima perawatan medis di kota Khan Sheikhoun usai mendapat serangan militer pada Selasa, 4 April. Foto oleh Omar haj kadour/AFP

North Korea has large chemical weapons stockpile – Seoul

Feb 24, 2017 - 1:00 PM

UPDATED Pyongyang is believed to have up to 5 000 tons of chemical weapons including the VX nerve agent allegedly used to kill Kim Jong Nam

This picture taken on February 15, 2017 and released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on February 16, 2017 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (C) attending a national meeting at the Pyongyang Indoor Stadium in Pyongyang to celebrate the 75th birth anniversary of the late leader Kim Jong-Il. / AFP PHOTO / KCNA VIA KNS / STR / South Korea OUT / REPUBLIC OF KOREA OUT ---EDITORS NOTE--- RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO/KCNA VIA KNS" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS THIS PICTURE WAS MADE AVAILABLE BY A THIRD PARTY. AFP CAN NOT INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, LOCATION, DATE AND CONTENT OF THIS IMAGE. THIS PHOTO IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY AFP. /

UN watchdog finds traces of Syria sarin gas exposure

Jan 05, 2016 - 9:03 AM

The mission by the Hague based Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons OPCW says it is investigating 11 incidents of the use of toxic chemicals reported by the Syrian government

A file photo dated August 31, 2013 showing the logo of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) outside its building in The Hague, The Netherlands. Evert-Jan Daniels/EPA

Key points: UN Council resolution on Syria chemical arms

Sep 28, 2013 - 8:59 AM

The UN condemns in the strongest terms any use of chemical weapons in the Syrian Arab Republic

SYRIA RESOLUTION. Earlier, the Human Rights Council adopted a resolution in which it condemned “the continuing grave deterioration of the human rights and humanitarian situation in the Syrian Arab Republic." Photo by UN Media

UN Council: Destroy Syria chemical arms

Sep 28, 2013 - 8:22 AM

The UN s Ban Ki moon calls the historic resolution the first hopeful news on Syria in a long time

A wide view of a UN Security Council meeting. July 2012 file photo from UN Media

Ban slams Assad for crimes on humanity as US, Russia meet

Sep 14, 2013 - 7:48 AM

US Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov are in the second day of talks in Geneva

Obama gears up for all-out push on Syria

Sep 09, 2013 - 9:05 AM

US President Obama braced for a key week in his push to persuade skeptical Americans to back strikes against the Syrian regime

In this photo, US President Barack Obama arrives at Saint Petersburg's airport ahead of the G20 summit on September 5, 2013. AFP / Kirill Kudryavtsev

Diplomatic offensive for Syria action

Sep 08, 2013 - 7:57 PM

US Secretary of State John Kerry continues a diplomatic offensive in Europe to win backing for military strikes in Syria

FACING THE MEDIA. US Secretary of State John Kerry and French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius discuss Syria during a news conference at the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Paris, France on September 7, 2013. US State Department photo/ Public Domain

US plans for 3 days of attacks on Syria: report

Sep 08, 2013 - 6:38 PM

War planners now aim to unleash a heavy barrage of missile strikes to be followed swiftly by additional attacks on targets that are missed

White House presses case for Syria strike

Sep 08, 2013 - 1:05 PM

A US congressional panel posted videos of Syrian victims Saturday Sept 7 many of them children as the White House presses its case for a strike against Damascus

SYRIA DISCUSSIONS. Intelligence and diplomatic officials arrive at a members-only closed briefing on Syria for the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives September 5, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP

Obama says US can't turn 'blind eye' to Syria

Sep 07, 2013 - 6:28 PM

Obama acknowledges convincing lawkmakers to back military action against the Syrian regime would be a heavy lift

SEEKING SUPPORT. US President Barack Obama answers a question on Syria during a joint press conference with Swedish Prime Minister after their bilateral meeting at the Rosenbad Building in Stockholm on September 4, 2013. AFP/Jewel Samad

Syria strike: Obama clears first hurdle

Sep 05, 2013 - 9:39 AM

As Obama s big hitters lobbied Congress in Washington the president used an appearance during a visit to Sweden to rally global support and to deny he is isolated

SEEKING SUPPORT. US President Barack Obama answers a question on Syria during a joint press conference with Swedish Prime Minister after their bilateral meeting at the Rosenbad Building in Stockholm on September 4, 2013. AFP/Jewel Samad

Rappler Newscast | September 2, 2013

Sep 02, 2013 - 9:41 PM

Judge in Napoles case won’t inhibit NBI chief resigns over alleged leaks on Napoles case US State Secretary Kerry says they have proof Syria used sarin gas

Sarin gas used in Syria attack - Kerry

Sep 01, 2013 - 9:17 PM

UPDATE The US has proof sarin gas was used in a Damascus attack Secretary of State John Kerry says as he pushes for military action against the Syrian regime

US Secretary of State John Kerry speaks during an interview on NBC's "Meet the Press" September 1, 2013. Courtesy NBC News

Syrian rebels used sarin gas: UN rights investigator

May 06, 2013 - 2:28 PM

UPDATE Former UN prosecutor: According to the testimonies we have gathered the rebels have used chemical weapons making use of sarin gas

Syrian minister: Chemical weapons claims 'barefaced lie'

Apr 27, 2013 - 10:44 PM

UN chief has called on Syria to approve a UN mission of inspectors to probe the alleged use of chemical weapons in the spiralling two year conflict