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Washington is ready to go it alone to strike Syria despite the British parliament’s rejection of military action and the lack of a UN mandate.
The government was defeated by just 13 votes in the House of Commons in its bid for a “strong humanitarian response” to the alleged use of chemical weapons by the Syrian regime
Foreign forces and bases in the Middle East and selected Syrian military equipment
“We are not involved in the war in Syria. But I repeat: if anyone tries to harm Israeli citizens, Tsahal (the Israeli army) will respond with force,” Netanyahu said
The military build-up continued in the Mediterranean as Western powers appeared poised to launch strikes against Assad’s regime
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told the BBC that US forces were in place and “ready to go” if Obama gives the order
US President Barack Obama said he has yet to sign off on a plan to strike Syria
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has repeatedly spoken out against military action in Syria.
The raids, if they go ahead, would be aimed at punishing President Bashar al-Assad’s regime and sending him a message rather than wiping out his military capacity
Russia will be sending an anti-submarine ship and a missile cruiser to the Mediterranean as the West prepares for possible strikes against Syria
The two presidents discussed the Syrian conflict “at the initiative of the Iranian side”.
Western powers have made it clear that any strike would be limited in scope, aimed only at punishing the regime and not at toppling Assad
“I can assure you that Russia has not abandoned Syria.”
By Dr Cesar Chelala The numbers of Syrian children affected by the brutal war ravaging their country are truly disheartening. According to UN agencies, one million children, three-quarters of them are under 11, have had to flee their country since the conflict began in 2011. “This one millionth child refugee is not just another number. …
Damascus denied it unleashed chemical weapons, particularly at a time when the UN was in Syria to inspect three sites where other such attacks allegedly took place.
Israeli aircraft “targeted a terror site located between Beirut and Sidon in response to a barrage of four rockets launched at northern Israel yesterday”
Following reports of a large-scale chemical weapons strike, pressure is mounting on the US and its Western allies to act to halt the violence in Syria.
Ministry calls for halting any land seizures that would prevent a Palestinian state
Brotherhood statement on anniversary of 10th of Ramadan says Egypt in “dark nightmare”
Interim president delivers speech in memory of 1973 war’s anniversary
The network, operating in Ceuta and the neighbouring Moroccan town of Fnideq, sent dozens of Islamist militants to Syria
The largest number of refugees still comes from Afghanistan, a situation unchanged for 32 years. Worldwide, one refugee in four is Afghan.
The group, a feared force battling President Bashar al-Assad, is now subject to an international asset freeze and arms embargo
Israel has warned it “will know what to do” if Russia delivers promised anti-aircraft missiles to its war-torn ally Syria
Bahrain will ask foreign ministers of the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council to discuss “placing Hezbollah on the terror list” at a meeting in Saudi Arabia
Abu Iyadh, whose real name is Seif Allah Ibn Hussein, is accused of organising numerous acts of violence and has been on the run since September, after an attack by Islamist protesters on the US embassy in September in which four of them died.
6 April Democratic Front is among the organizers of the protests
Biden’s remarks were some of the clearest yet from a currently serving top US official linking the decision to invade Iraq a decade ago and Washington’s current hesitation toward Syria
After having rejected the idea previously, Obama’s deputies were weighing the option of providing weapons to Syria’s outgunned opposition
Hamas denies training the Free Syrian Army and tells the US it refuses to recognise Israel