Thousands attend funeral of top official, as Houthis retaliate for air strikes

Thousands attend funeral of top official, as Houthis retaliate for air strikes

Posted April 29, 2018 06:04:58 Photo: Thousands of Houthi supporters gathered for the funeral procession in Sanaa. (Reuters: Mohamed al-Sayaghi) Yemen’s Houthi movement has fired ballistic missiles at what it called “economic and vital targets” in the southern Saudi province of Jizan, where Saudi authorities said a man was killed …

Donald Trump says ‘long way’ to go on North Korea crisis, strikes cautious note ahead of summit

Donald Trump says ‘long way’ to go on North Korea crisis, strikes cautious note ahead of summit

Updated April 23, 2018 07:19:41 US President Donald Trump says the North Korean nuclear crisis is a long way from being resolved, striking a cautious note a day after the North’s pledge to end its nuclear tests raised hopes before planned summits with South Korea and the United States. Key …

Theresa May tells British Parliament that Syria strikes were ‘legal and moral’

Theresa May tells British Parliament that Syria strikes were ‘legal and moral’

Updated April 17, 2018 05:47:34 Video: Theresa May defends Syria air strike, says UK was not influenced by Trump (ABC News) British Prime Minister Theresa May has told restive MPs that military air strikes against Syria were right both legally and morally, and accused Syria and its ally Russia of …

Syria conflict: Inspectors push for access to suspected gas attack site after Western strikes

Syria conflict: Inspectors push for access to suspected gas attack site after Western strikes

Updated April 16, 2018 22:31:40 Photo: The suspected gas attack killed dozens and thrust Syria’s conflict into the headlines. (AP: Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets) International inspectors are pushing to visit the site of a suspected gas attack which brought US-led missile strikes on Syria and heightened the diplomatic confrontation …

Russian President Vladimir Putin warns of global ‘chaos’ if West strikes Syria again – Donald Trump’s America

Russian President Vladimir Putin warns of global ‘chaos’ if West strikes Syria again – Donald Trump’s America

Updated April 16, 2018 08:31:34 Video: The US and Russia traded barbs at the UN after America’s missile strikes. (ABC News) Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned that further Western attacks on Syria would bring chaos to world affairs, as Washington prepared to increase pressure on Russia with new economic …

Syria conflict: Britain says no more Syria strikes planned as Assad condemns ‘act of aggression’

Syria conflict: Britain says no more Syria strikes planned as Assad condemns ‘act of aggression’

Updated April 15, 2018 23:36:29 Western powers have no plans for further missile strikes on Syria but will assess their options if Damascus uses chemical weapons again, Britain’s Foreign Minister says, as debate rages over the legality and effectiveness of the strikes. Key points: It is unclear when the Syrian …

Syria conflict: Western air strikes were an act of aggression, President Bashar al-Assad says

Syria conflict: Western air strikes were an act of aggression, President Bashar al-Assad says

Posted April 15, 2018 19:48:18 Photo: Russia has provided military support to Mr Assad in Syria. (Reuters: SANA handout) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has accepted an invitation to visit Russia, according to Russian news agencies, after telling a group of Russian politicians that Western missile strikes on his country were …

US-China trade tensions ease, but markets could open weaker on Syria missile strikes

US-China trade tensions ease, but markets could open weaker on Syria missile strikes

Posted April 15, 2018 13:08:44 Photo: Business as usual as trade tensions between the US and China ease. (Reuters: Stringer) Wall Street closed before the missiles flared off towards Syria, but there was a strong enough sniff of an imminent strike to inspire a modest wave of selling. This week …

‘Complete nonsense’: How Russian media covered the air strikes in Syria

‘Complete nonsense’: How Russian media covered the air strikes in Syria

By Thomas Lowe in Moscow Posted April 15, 2018 11:21:55 Photo: Syrians wave Russian and Syrian flags during a protest against US-led air strikes in Damascus. (Reuters: Omar Sanadiki) Related Story: US has drawn a red line, but Syria retains chemical weapons capacity Related Story: Russia fails in UN bid …