Factbox: What is known about suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria

Factbox: What is known about suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria

A child is treated in a hospital in Douma, eastern Ghouta in Syria, after what a Syria medical relief group claims was a suspected chemical attack April, 7, 2018. White Helmets/Handout via REUTERS   WASHINGTON, April 16 (Reuters) – The United States, France and Britain launched 105 missiles on Saturday targeting what the Pentagon said […]

No new attacks planned against Syria for now, says Britain

No new attacks planned against Syria for now, says Britain

Britain’s Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson attends the BBC’s Marr Show in London on April 15. (REUTERS Photo)   LONDON, April 15 (Reuters): There are no plans as yet to repeat missile strikes on Syria, but Britain will consider further action if President Bashar al-Assad again uses chemical weapons against his people, foreign minister Boris Johnson […]

Pope deeply disturbed by lack of efforts to bring peace to Syria

Pope deeply disturbed by lack of efforts to bring peace to Syria

Pope Francis gestures during the Wednesday general audience in Saint Peter’s square at the Vatican on April 11. (REUTERS Photo)   VATICAN CITY, April 15 (Reuters): Pope Francis called on world leaders on Sunday to renew efforts to bring peace to Syria, saying he was deeply troubled by their failure to agree on a joint […]

Syria’s Assad tells Russian lawmakers Western strikes were act of aggression – agencies

Syria’s Assad tells Russian lawmakers Western strikes were act of aggression – agencies

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad as seen in Damascus, Syria November 14, 2017. SANA/Handout via REUTERS/Files   MOSCOW, April 15 (Reuters) – Syrian President Bashar al-Assad told a group of Russian lawmakers on Sunday that Western missile strikes on his country were an act of aggression, Russian news agencies reported.   Russian lawmakers met with Assad […]

Netanyahu praises U.S. strikes in Syria, warns about Iran

Netanyahu praises U.S. strikes in Syria, warns about Iran

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends a ceremony marking the annual Israeli Holocaust Remembrance Day at the Yad Vashem World Holocaust Remembrance Center in Jerusalem, April 12, 2018. Debbie Hill/Pool via Reuters   JERUSALEM, April 15 (Reuters) – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu coupled praise for U.S.-led strikes on Syrian targets on Saturday with a warning […]

In Syria strikes, U.S. blurs red line for intervention

In Syria strikes, U.S. blurs red line for intervention

A U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer and crew, being deployed to launch strike as part of the multinational response to Syria’s use of chemical weapons, is seen in this image released from Al Udeid Air Base, Doha, Qatar on April 14, 2018. U.S. Air Force/Handout via REUTERS   WASHINGTON, April 15 (Reuters) – With the […]

Despite Trump’s ‘Mission accomplished’, question raised over U.S. Syria strategy

Despite Trump’s ‘Mission accomplished’, question raised over U.S. Syria strategy

The U.S. Navy guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey fires a Tomahawk land attack missile April 14, 2018. U.S. Navy/Lt. j.g Matthew Daniels/Handout via REUTERS.   WASHINGTON, April 15 (Reuters) – Just over a year ago U.S. President Donald Trump ordered a missile strike against the Syrian government for a chemical weapons attack against its own people. […]

Russia calls for U.N. meeting on Syria, mulls supplies of S-300 systems

Russia calls for U.N. meeting on Syria, mulls supplies of S-300 systems

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a ceremony to receive credentials from foreign ambassadors at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia April 11, 2018. Sergei Ilnitsky/Pool via REUTERS   MOSCOW, April 14 (Reuters) – Russia on Saturday called for an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council as Moscow said it would consider supplying S-300 missile […]

Most rockets in Western attacks on Syria were intercepted – Russia

Most rockets in Western attacks on Syria were intercepted – Russia

Anti-aircraft fire is seen over Damascus, Syria early April 14, 2018. REUTERS/Feras Makdesi   Moscow, April 14 (Reuters):  Russia’s defence ministry said on Saturday that the majority of missiles fired during the overnight attack on Syria by U.S., British and French forces were intercepted by Syrian government air defence systems, TASS news agency reported.   […]

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