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Assad denies gas attack, says Syrian army gave up chemical weapons years ago

He also said his forces had not been diminished by the US strike.

13 Apr 2017 8:41 PM

White House accuses Russia of shielding Syria over deadly gas attack

'It's clear that the Russians are trying to cover up what happened there,' White House official said.

12 Apr 2017 8:26 AM

Trump’s move to bomb Syrian airbase influenced by daughter Ivanka

Eric Trump said that his sister Ivanka was ‘heartbroken and outraged’ by the nerve gas attack.

11 Apr 2017 8:09 PM

Trump, May to persuade Russia to quit alliance with Assad

Britain said it 'fully supported' the US strikes and both countries have put pressure on Russia to stop backing the Syrian regime.

11 Apr 2017 4:30 PM

Air strike on Syria destroyed one-fifth of Assad’s working jets: Pentagon chief

Jim Mattis called Friday's strike a 'measured response' to the regime's 'use of chemical weapons'.

11 Apr 2017 3:59 PM


If you cross our 'red line' again, there will be retaliation: Russia, Iran warn Trump

Vladimir Putin and Hassan Rouhani said in a phone call that aggressive US actions against Syria violated international law.

10 Apr 2017 1:55 PM

US renews push to make Syria Assad-free

Haley, Tillerson say will work to stabilise country.

10 Apr 2017 4:48 AM

No political solution in Syria with Assad in power: US envoy

Haley's remarks came just a day after she warned that US was prepared to take further actions in Syria during a special session at the UN.

09 Apr 2017 2:55 PM

US bombs Syrian air base after gas attack

59 Tomahawk missiles fired at Shayrat airfield in Syria in Trump’s biggest foreign policy decision.

08 Apr 2017 5:48 AM

Vladimir Putin calls US air strikes on Syria illegal, blow to US-Russia ties

Moscow had been hoping to work with Trump to jointly fight ISIS in Syria and boost US-Russia ties.

07 Apr 2017 6:40 PM


President Assad’s office says US strike 'foolish, irresponsible'

Syrian President Assad's office said the government would redouble its efforts against rebel groups after the US strike.

07 Apr 2017 5:58 PM

Donald Trump says it’s in US’ interest to stop chemical weapons

Trump, speaking to reporters after the strikes, said the attack was in the nation’s “vital national security interest.”

07 Apr 2017 8:06 AM

Syria chemical attack perpetrators must be held to account: UK

A senior Syrian security source, however, said that the attack was ‘a false accusation’.

04 Apr 2017 8:33 PM

EU says Assad regime responsible for 'awful' Syria attack

EU diplomatic chief Federica Mogherini said the primary responsibility of the regime was to protect and not attack its people.

04 Apr 2017 6:38 PM

Syrian President is a political reality: US

Syria would be one of the major topics of discussion when Trump meets leaders of Egypt on April 3 and Jordan on April 5.

01 Apr 2017 11:13 AM


UN says violence against Syria's children 'at its worst' in 2016

850 children were recruited to fight in the conflict, including as executioners or suicide bombers -- more than double the 2015 number.

13 Mar 2017 1:43 PM

French vote: Islam plays key role

Muslims in France are second after Catholics, and, estimated at five to six million, are about 10 per cent of the national population.

28 Feb 2017 2:48 AM

If I were Prez Trump’s foreign affairs adviser

Trump ought to take immediate executive action to dynamite the Statue of Liberty, which stands in New York harbour.

28 Jan 2017 12:09 AM

Obama’s legacy lacked military adventurism

Mr Goldberg believes Mr Obama became “steadily more fatalistic about America’s ability to direct global events”.

16 Jan 2017 2:00 AM

President Assad linked to Syrian chemical attacks for first time

The US, Britain and France have called for sanctions against Syria, while Assad's ally Russia, called the evidence presented, insufficient.

14 Jan 2017 8:44 AM