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US launches military strike against Syria

April 07, 2017

WASHINGTON: The US has launched a military strike on a Syrian government target in retaliation for their chemical weapons attack on civilians earlier in the week, President Donald Trump told the media. “Tonight (Thursday), I ordered a targeted military strike on the air field in Syria from where the chemical attack was launched,” Trump...

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Syria confirms airstrike on IS depot containing chemical weapons

April 06, 2017

DAMASCUS: Syria's Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem said on Thursday that the Syrian airstrike on the Islamic State-held town of Khan Sheikhoun struck a rebel depot containing chemical materials, and denied that the air force dropped poisonous gas bombs. At a press conference held to comment on the international accusation that Syria allegedly fir...

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Russia challenges US President Donald Trump

April 06, 2017

MOSCOW: Russia on Thursday challenged US President Donald Trump to set out his strategy on Syria after he declared that an apparent chemical weapons attack had transformed his views on the regime of President Bashar al-Assad. On Wednesday, Trump said the attack on Tuesday against Syrian civilians that killed over 85 people "crossed a lot of lines ...

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South African opposition files no-confidence motion against President

April 06, 2017

JOHANNESBURG: South Africa’s opposition on Thursday filed a no-confidence motion against President Jacob Zuma, who they are accusing of corruption. Opposition Democratic Alliance’s John Steenhuisen said that it was time to stop President Zuma and the damage he was doing to the economic and socio-political fabric of South Africa, Efe ne...

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IS executes 33 people in Syria

April 06, 2017

DAMASCUS: The Islamic State (IS) terror group has executed 33 people in Syria, a UK-based monitoring group said on Thursday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said the IS carried out the mass killing in the al-Mayadin desert near the city of Deir Ezzor on Wednesday morning, CNN reported. The monitoring group called it “the larg...

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Colombia mudslide toll reaches 301

April 06, 2017

BOGOTA: The death toll from the devastating mudslide in Colombia has increased to 301, according to the authorities. The National Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences Institute on Wednesday said that of the 301 confirmed dead, 173 have been identified, Efe news reported. The mudslide in Mocoa city were caused by the overflow of three rivers due t...

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EU agrees to give $619 mn to Syria in 2018

April 06, 2017

BRUSSELS: During the international conference on Syria, the European Union agreed to give the country $619 million (580 million euros) in 2018, an official said. EU's high representative for foreign affairs Federica Mogherini said during the two-day conference titled 'Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region' here, that the money would also b...

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Syria victims gassed as they slept: Media

April 06, 2017

DAMASCUS: Survivors of a deadly chemical attack earlier in the week in Syria that killed over 70 people, say they were gassed as they slept, a media report said. They also described that the gas bombs were dropped from planes, directly contradicting the government’s version of events. Abdul Hamid Youssef told the CNN that the attack shook h...

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Trump accuses Obama administration official of 'crime'

April 06, 2017

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump accused an official of the Obama administration of committing a crime by asking to "unmask" the names of Trump's associates in intelligence documents, media reports said. Speaking to The New York Times on Wednesday, Trump said former White House National Security Adviser Susan Rice may have committed a crime w...

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IS calls Trump 'idiot' in message

April 05, 2017

WASHINGTON: The Islamic State (IS) terror group in a new audio released has used for US President Donald Trump an Arabic term that means “idiot” according to various translations, a media report said. The terror group also said that Trump does not know anything about Islam, NBC News reported on Tuesday. It appears to be the first time...

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