Jets launch raids from Syrian base hit by U.S. airstrikes

Apr 8, 2017

Jets launch raids from Syrian base hit by U.S. airstrikes

Two warplanes took off from a central Syrian air base and carried out bombing raids nearby on Friday, hours after it was struck by U.S. missiles, a monitoring group said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the aircraft “took off from inside the ...

Russia warns of serious consequences from U.S. strikes against Syria

Apr 8, 2017

Russia warns of serious consequences from U.S. strikes against Syria

Russia warned on Friday that U.S. cruise missile strikes on a Syrian air base could have “extremely serious” consequences as President Donald Trump’s first major foray into a foreign conflict opened up a rift between Moscow and Washington. The warships USS Porter and USS ...

Apr 7, 2017

Chemical attack investigation aided by victims' presence in Turkey

Investigators have rushed to Turkey to examine survivors of the chemical attack in neighboring Syria and collect samples that could reveal the nature of the toxins, the means of delivery and, ultimately, who was responsible for one of the war’s most disturbing atrocities. The ...

Trump saw Syria gas attack as test of mettle before globe

| Apr 7, 2017

Trump saw Syria gas attack as test of mettle before globe

U.S. President Donald Trump and his advisers saw the chemical attack in Syria as a test of his mettle as adversaries around the globe size up the new administration. Trump, in public comments, highlighted the horrific images of Syrian children gassed to death by ...

Apr 6, 2017

International donors pledge $6 billion in aid to Syria

International donors pledged $6 billion in aid for war-ravaged Syria on Wednesday as the U.N. Security Council held emergency talks over a suspected chemical attack that killed dozens in a rebel-held province. Donors from more than 70 countries meeting at a conference on Syria ...