Hundreds suffer symptoms in Iran chlorine leak

The report said the gas leaked from reservoirs in an abandoned warehouse of the local water supply company.


Aug 13, 2017, 13:37 PM IST

IS launches chlorine gas attacks in western Mosul

An Iraqi military officer says Islamic State militants have launched a gas attack in a newly- liberated area in western Mosul.

Apr 15, 2017, 19:39 PM IST
Suspected Aleppo chlorine attack chokes dozens, rescue workers: Monitors

Suspected Aleppo chlorine attack chokes dozens, rescue workers: Monitors

A United Nations and Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons inquiry found that Syrian govt forces were responsible for two toxic gas attacks in 2014 and 2015 involving chlorine.

Sep 07, 2016, 09:33 AM IST

Russia says informed US of toxic substance attack by rebels in Syria's Aleppo

The Russian military informed the United States that rebels in the Syrian city of Aleppo launched an attack using toxic substances at 19:05 on August 02, Interfax news agency reported on Wednesday, citing a Russian general.

Aug 03, 2016, 23:47 PM IST
ISIS launches chemical warfare in Iraq, Kurds are target: Report

ISIS launches chemical warfare in Iraq, Kurds are target: Report

Chlorine, a choking agent, was first used as a chemical weapon during the First World War. 

Feb 28, 2016, 19:36 PM IST

UN watchdog confirms Syria mustard gas use, chlorine attack

Three reports have been sent by the head of the OPCW to the body's 192 members after separate missions to investigate incidents in Syria.

Nov 07, 2015, 00:17 AM IST

Why your eyes sting, turn red while swimming in pools

A new report has recently clarified a long-standing misconception that eyes go red and stingy after swimming because of urine and not chlorine.

Jun 25, 2015, 18:27 PM IST

ISIS is using chlorine as a weapon, says Australia’s Foreign Minister

 Islamic State militants have used chlorine as a weapon and are recruiting highly trained technicians in a serious bid to develop chemical weapons, Australia’s Foreign Minister Julie Bishop warned.

Jun 06, 2015, 09:37 AM IST

US ''deeply disturbed'' by reports of chemical weapons in Syria: Kerry

The United States is deeply disturbed by reports that Syrian government forces attacked the town of Sarmin using chlorine as a weapon on Tuesday, Secretary of State John Kerry said in a statement on Thursday.

Mar 20, 2015, 02:32 AM IST
Iraqi offensive on Tikrit stalls, Kurds say Islamists used chlorine

Iraqi offensive on Tikrit stalls, Kurds say Islamists used chlorine

Islamic State fighters traded sniper fire and mortar rounds with Iraqi troops and allied Shi`ite militia forces on Sunday in the city of Tikrit amid further reports the militants had obtained chlorine for possible use as a chemical weapon.

Mar 15, 2015, 23:25 PM IST

Kurdish govt says Islamic State used chlorine as weapon in Iraq

Iraq`s semi-autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government said on Saturday it has evidence Islamic State used chlorine gas as a chemical weapon against Kurdish peshmerga forces.

Mar 14, 2015, 22:22 PM IST

UN Security Council condemns Syria chlorine attacks

The UN Security Council today adopted a US-drafted resolution condemning the use of chlorine in Syria and threatening measures if chemicals are used in future attacks.

Mar 07, 2015, 07:24 AM IST

UNSC threatens action if chlorine used in attacks in Syria

The United Nations Security Council condemned the use of chlorine as a weapon in Syria and threatened to take action if such arms are used again in the conflict, which is now in its fourth year, but didn`t lay blame for previous chlorine attacks.

Mar 07, 2015, 02:13 AM IST

How to protect your skin, hair from pool chlorine!

Swimming or relaxing in the pool during these hot summers may give you the much needed respite from the scorching heat, but this joyous moment can also bring trauma to your skin and hair.

Jul 11, 2014, 19:43 PM IST

John Kerry says has seen raw data that suggests Syria used chlorine in gas attacks

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Thursday he had seen raw data suggesting that Syria used chlorine in gas attacks against its own people, though he said the data had not yet been verified.

May 16, 2014, 00:38 AM IST

Avoid swallowing `bacteria` from pool water in summer

Love to take that evening dip in the neighbourhood swimming pool in this frying summer? Go take one but beware of swallowing pool water as this may be abound with bacteria and parasites.

May 07, 2014, 14:44 PM IST

Scientists still waiting for clear signs of ozone hole healing

Earth`s upper atmosphere is still so saturated with ozone-eating chlorine that it will take about another decade for evidence that a nearly 25-year-old ban on such destructive chemicals is working, scientists said.

Dec 18, 2013, 10:53 AM IST

Nine workers fall ill in chlorine gas leak

At least 9 workers Wednesday fell ill due to leakage of chlorine gas at the Talcher Thermal Power Station (TTPS) in Odisha`s Angul district, police said.

Jan 09, 2013, 22:33 PM IST

Water purifier chlorine `increases food allergy risk`

Chlorine - used to help purify drinking water - may put you at a higher risk of food allergies, according to a new study.

Dec 03, 2012, 16:08 PM IST

Coca Cola apologizes in China

Coca Cola has apologized over how it acted in china after some of its products were alleged to be contaminated with chlorine, China Daily reported Saturday.

May 05, 2012, 15:48 PM IST