Syria

  • Syrian Government Nears Control of Enclave Hit by Suspected Chemical Attack

    The Syrian government is close to taking full control of a rebel enclave near the capital just days after an alleged chemical weapons attack there sparked international outrage and calls for a retaliatory strike against the Assad regime. French President Emmanuel Macron said there is proof the regime used...
  • Trump warns missiles ‘will be coming’ to Syria; Russia vows to shoot them down

    U.S. President Trump warns Russia to “get ready” for missiles Direct U.S.-Russia clash should be ‘ruled out’ siles Trump, allies mull military action Eurocontrol warns airlines of risks Defying Russian warnings against U.S. military strikes in Syria, President Donald Trump said Wednesday that missiles “will be coming” in response...
  • Russia fires cruise missiles at IS stronghold in east Syria

    ABOARD THE ADMIRAL ESSEN — Russia’s military fired seven cruise missiles Thursday at Islamic State targets in the eastern Syrian province of Deir el-Zour as pro-government forces closed in on the militants holed up in the eponymous capital. Journalists on a trip organized by the Russian Defense Ministry watched...
  • Russian cruise missiles hit ISIS targets near Palmyra

    Cruise missiles launched by the Russian Navy hit a number of ISIS targets in Palmyra, #Syria , Wednesday, according to the Russian Ministry of Defense. The strikes reportedly targeted militant #ISIS “shelters” east of the ancient city, which housed heavy equipment and militant troops transferred from ISIS’ de facto...
  • Joe Biden: Americans must stand with LGBT people around the world

    My father taught me that everyone is entitled to be treated with dignity and respect. It’s a simple but powerful notion that lies at the heart of our identity as Americans. It is a truth that continues to drive me today, particularly when it comes to full equality for...
  • Russia accuses U.S. of unlawful attack against Syria

    Russia’s top diplomat accused the United States on Wednesday of carrying out an unlawful attack against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s forces as he opened a fraught meeting with visiting U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Giving Tillerson a chilly reception, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said #Russia was trying to...
  • Movement of US Navy strike group a reaction to North Korea: McMaster

    Command spokesman Dave Benham called diverting the supercarrier and its guided-missile escorts north a “prudent measure to maintain readiness and presence” in the volatile Western Pacific. A South Korean official in March said the North is likely to conduct “high-intensity strategic provocations such as a nuclear test” or an...
  • McCain: Russia co-operated with Syria in chemical attack

    BELGRADE, Serbia — U.S. Senator John McCain accused Russia on Monday of having co-operated with Syrian government forces in a chemical weapons attack that has killed more than 80 people, including more than a dozen children. The Republican senator said at a press conference in Belgrade that he believes...
  • Dozens suffocate, including children, in suspected Syria gas attack

    A  suspected Syrian government chemical attack killed at least 58 people, including 11 children, in the northwestern province of Idlib on Tuesday, a monitor, medics and rescue workers in the rebel-held area said. A Syrian military source strongly denied the army had used any such weapons. The Syrian Observatory...
Close