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The US says “all options are on the table” in response to a suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria, as Western leaders continue to weigh up military action. White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said that a final decision on military strikes had not been taken but added that the US holds Russia and Syria responsible […]

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg was in the hot seat yesterday as he spent 5 hours answering US senators question in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica data collection scandal. Mr. Zuckerberg said the company would learn from its mistakes and when pressed, the 33-year-old billionaire tech titan said he would welcome regulation, if it was […]

US President Donald Trump has promised a “forceful” response to the alleged chemical attack in Syria, as Western leaders consider what action to take without ruling out military options. Mr Trump said the US was getting some “good clarity” on who was responsible for the incident in Douma on Saturday and that he and French […]

Several people have died or were hurt after a Syrian military airport was hit by missiles, state media said, amid international alarm over a suspected chemical attack on the rebel-held town of Douma. Monday’s attack hit the Tiyas airbase, known as T4, near the city of Homs. The Syrian government initially said the West was […]

At least 70 people have died in a suspected chemical attack in Douma, the last rebel-held town in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta. Volunteer rescue force the White Helmets tweeted graphic images showing several bodies in basements and said the deaths were likely to rise. There has been no independent verification of the reports and the Syrian […]

US officials say President Trump has been persuaded not to pull the military out of Syria immediately, despite his declaration last week that the US would “be coming out of Syria very soon”. Advisers reportedly convinced him that it could risk a resurgence by the Islamic State (IS) group. The White House said on Wednesday […]

A woman shot and wounded three people at YouTube’s headquarters in Northern California before killing herself. Police have named the suspect as Nasim Aghdam, 39, and said the incident is the result of a domestic dispute. A 36-year old man left in critical condition is believed to be her boyfriend. Two other women were also […]

Tensions rise a Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan asserted Turkey’s right to attack neighboring countries, at least Iraq and Syria, without prior approval or coordination to eliminate terrorist threats on its borders. Speaking of “terrorists” who “escaped to Afrin and Sinjar,” Erdogan warned Baghdad they would intervene if the Iraqi military failed to do so. […]

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan have traded barbs over deadly clashes on the Gaza border. Sixteen Palestinians were killed on Friday after Israeli soldiers opened fire on some violent demonstrators. President Erdogan accused Mr Netanyahu of being “a terrorist” on Sunday which came after Mr Netanyahu rejected Ankara’s “moral […]

Syrian government forces have massed around the last rebel-held town in the Eastern Ghouta area, after rebels were reportedly given a deadline to leave. Syrian media said troops were preparing for a “huge” operation in Douma, which is controlled by Jaysh al-Islam. The government’s ally Russia is said to have told the group late on […]


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