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Haley: U.S. troops not leaving Syria until goals accomplished

Haley: U.S. troops not leaving Syria until goals accomplished

WASHINGTON – US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Sunday that the United States will not pull its troops out of Syria until its goals are accomplished. Speaking on Fox News Sunday, Haley listed three aims for the United States: ensuring that chemical weapons are not used […]

West Bank settlers assault IDF soldiers

West Bank settlers assault IDF soldiers

Settlers attacked and rioted against Israeli security forces near the West Bank city of Itamar on Saturday April 14, according to the IDF Spokesperson‘s Unit. The settlers were "violently throwing rocks to the point of endangering the soldiers," the IDF Spokesperson‘s Unit reported. The IDF soldiers responded with crowd dispersion methods […]

Assad tells Russian lawmakers Western strikes were act of aggression

Assad tells Russian lawmakers Western strikes were act of aggression

MOSCOW  – Syrian President Bashar Assad told a group of Russian lawmakers on Sunday that Western missile strikes on his country were an act of aggression, Russian news agencies reported. Russian lawmakers met with Assad after the United States, France and Britain launched missile strikes on Syria in retaliation for […]

Corbyn calls legal basis for Syria strikes questionable

Corbyn calls legal basis for Syria strikes questionable

LONDON – The leader of Britain‘s opposition Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, said on Sunday that the legal basis used to support British air strikes in Syria was debatable, adding that he would only support action backed by the United Nations Security Council. "I say to the foreign secretary, I say […]

Britain to study options if Syria‘s Assad uses chemical weapons again

Britain to study options if Syria‘s Assad uses chemical weapons again

LONDON – Britain will study the "options" with its allies if President Bashar Assad again uses chemical weapons against his people in Syria, but as yet there is nothing planned, foreign minister Boris Johnson said on Sunday. Johnson backed Prime Minister Theresa May‘s decision to join the United States and […]

Pope deeply disturbed by lack of efforts to bring peace to Syria

Pope deeply disturbed by lack of efforts to bring peace to Syria

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis called on world leaders on Sunday to renew efforts to bring peace to Syria, saying he was deeply troubled by their failure to agree on a joint plan to end the bloodshed. "I appeal again to all the political leaders, so that justice and peace […]

FM: Britain had to move quickly on Syria, ruling out parliamentary approval

FM: Britain had to move quickly on Syria, ruling out parliamentary approval

LONDON – British foreign minister Boris Johnson said on Sunday the government took the decision to join missile strikes against Syria without securing parliamentary approval because it was focused on the speed and efficiency of the operation. Asked why parliament was not recalled from its break before the attacks early […]

U.S. preparing new sanctions on Russia over Syria, Haley says

U.S. preparing new sanctions on Russia over Syria, Haley says

WASHINGTON – The United States is preparing new sanctions on Russia over its continued support of Syrian President Bashar-al Assad, the US ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, said Sunday. In an interview with CBS‘ "Face the Nation," Haley said that the sanctions would be announced Monday by Treasury […]

Hezbollah: U.S. strikes on Syria as failed to ‘serve Israel‘s interests‘

Hezbollah: U.S. strikes on Syria as failed to ‘serve Israel‘s interests‘

BEIRUT – The leader of Lebanon‘s Hezbollah said on Sunday that Western strikes on Syria had failed to achieve anything, including terrorizing the army, helping insurgents or serving the interests of Israel. Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said the U.S. military had kept its strikes limited because it knew a wider attack […]

Germany says it has to assume Russia behind recent cyber attack

Germany says it has to assume Russia behind recent cyber attack

BERLIN – The German government has to assume that a cyber attack on its Foreign Ministry stemmed from Russia, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas told the broadcaster ZDF on Sunday. Maas listed a series of what he called problematic actions by Moscow, including the lack of progress in implementing a ceasefire […]