Syria

  • 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...
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