Lawmakers call for Assad's wife to be stripped of British citizenship

Apr 17, 2017

Lawmakers call for Assad's wife to be stripped of British citizenship

U.K. lawmakers are calling on the government to strip Syrian President Bashar Assad’s wife of her British citizenship for supporting her husband’s regime during the country’s ongoing war. Tom Brake, the Liberal Democrats’ foreign affairs spokesman, on Sunday accused Assad of using her international ...

Russia accuses U.S. of unlawful Syria raid as Tillerson visits

Apr 12, 2017

Russia accuses U.S. of unlawful Syria raid as Tillerson visits

Russia’s top diplomat accused the United States on Wednesday of carrying out an unlawful attack against Syrian President Bashar 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 ...

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 ...