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US praises Qatar on counter-terrorism

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption President Donald Trump noted that Qatar’s emir “buys a lot of equipment from us” Donald Trump has welcomed Qatar’s leader to the White House, barely a year after denouncing the gas-rich Gulf state as a “funder of terror”. The US president initially sided with Saudi Arabia and other Arab […]

Syria war: WHO demands access to ‘chemical attack site’

Image copyright AFP Photo/ HO/ Douma City Co-Ordination Committee Image caption Footage from Douma in the aftermath of the attack appeared to show people using water to counteract the effects The World Health Organization (WHO) has demanded “unhindered access” to Douma in Syria to check reports from its partners that 500 people were affected by […]

Trump warns Russia on Syria missile threat

US President Donald Trump has tweeted that Russia should “get ready” for missiles to be fired into Syria, in response to an alleged chemical attack at the weekend. Senior Russian figures had threatened to meet any US strikes with a response. Mr Trump previously promised a “forceful” response. President Bashar al-Assad’s government – which receives […]

Syria war: WHO demands access to ‘chemical attack site’

Image copyright AFP Photo/ HO/ Douma City Co-Ordination Committee Image caption Footage from Douma in the aftermath of the attack appeared to show people using water to counteract the effects The World Health Organization (WHO) has demanded “unhindered access” to Douma in Syria to check reports from its partners that 500 people were affected by […]

‘Hundreds dead’ after military plane crash in Algeria

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Rescuers have been deployed to the site of the crash At least 247 people have died after a military plane crashed in Algeria, media reports say. Twenty-six members of Polisario Front, supported by Algeria and seeking independence from Morocco for Western Sahara, are said to be among the dead. The […]

Syria ‘chemical attack’: Russia warns US against military action

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Syrian Army soldiers gather near the town of Douma, where the suspected chemical attack happened Russia has urged the US to avoid taking military action in response to an alleged chemical attack in Syria. “I would once again beseech you to refrain from the plans that you’re currently developing,” […]

Syria ‘chemical attack’: Trump cancels Latin America trip

Media captionThe US president has said “nothing’s off the table” – so what options are on the table? US President Donald Trump has cancelled his first official trip to Latin America to focus on the issue of a suspected chemical attack in Syria. He will remain in Washington to “oversee the American response to Syria”, […]

Syria ‘chemical attack’: Trump cancels Latin America trip

Media captionThe US president has said “nothing’s off the table” – so what options are on the table? US President Donald Trump has cancelled his first official trip to Latin America to focus on the issue of a suspected chemical attack in Syria. He will remain in Washington to “oversee the American response to Syria”, […]

Syria ‘chemical attack’: Trump cancels Latin America trip

Media captionThe US president has said “nothing’s off the table” – so what options are on the table? US President Donald Trump has cancelled his first official trip to Latin America to focus on the response to a suspected chemical attack in Syria. He will remain in Washington to “oversee the American response to Syria”, […]

Israeli minister praises viral video sniper

Image caption The man in the centre was apparently shot from a distance Israel’s defence minister has said an Israeli sniper who shot a Palestinian across the border in Gaza in a controversial video “deserves a medal”. Footage of the incident, in which a soldier expresses joy at having captured it on film, drew condemnation […]