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Western strikes on Syria, turning point that never was

Beirut - Unprecedented Western strikes against regime targets in Syria yielded a lot of political chest-thumping but no hope that the seven-year war would end soon or even claim fewer civilian victims.

France, Britain, US want to regain 'prestige' with Syria strikes: dissident

Madrid - Far from "saving Syrians from brutality", the United States, France and Britain were likely only trying to regain international "prestige" when they attacked Bashar al-Assad's regime, prominent Syrian dissident Yassin al Haj Saleh told AFP.

Divided UN council heads to Sweden for farmhouse retreat

New York - After a week of bitter acrimony over Syria, UN Security Council ambassadors are heading to a farmhouse in southern Sweden for a retreat to try to break the deadlock over how to end the war.

Italy, Greece to launch plan to identify missing migrants

Den Haag - Four European Mediterranean countries are launching an initiative in June to identify thousands of missing migrants who died or went missing during the perilous sea crossing to the continent.

Syria probe mission on hold amid security fears

Beirut - The world's chemical arms watchdog froze its probe into an alleged chemical attack near Damascus Wednesday, demanding "unhindered access" after a United Nations reconnaissance mission came under fire.

Pentagon denies Mattis wanted congress to approve Syria strike

Washington - The Pentagon on Wednesday denied a report that President Donald Trump had rebuffed Defense Secretary Jim Mattis after the Pentagon chief urged him to seek congressional approval for last week's air strikes in Syria.

UN security team came under fire in Syria's Douma

New York - A UN security team was fired at on Tuesday while on a reconnaissance mission in the Syrian town of Douma to prepare the deployment of experts investigating an alleged chemical attack, officials said.

Belgian firms 'exported nerve agent precursor to Syria'

Apo - Three Belgian companies are facing prosecution for allegedly exporting a chemical that can be used to make the deadly nerve agent sarin to Syria, in breach of international sanctions, officials said Wednesday.

Syria regime forces shell Damascus jihadist bastion

Beirut - Syrian regime forces shelled the last pockets in Damascus controlled by the Islamic State group, preparing the ground for a possible assault on the jihadist stronghold, a monitor said Wednesday.

Russia says West's diplomatic push on Syria is 'untimely'

New York - Russia's UN ambassador on Tuesday dismissed as "untimely" a push by the United States, France and Britain at the United Nations to establish a new chemical weapons investigation in Syria and re-energize peace efforts.

Chemical inspectors enter Syria's Douma amid concerns for probe

Damascus - International investigators on Tuesday entered a Syrian town hit by an alleged chemical attack, after days of delay and warnings by Western powers that crucial evidence had likely been removed.

France says Syria attack evidence 'highly likely' to 'disappear'

Paris - The French government said Tuesday that it was "highly likely" evidence would "disappear" from the site of a suspected chemical attack in Syria before weapons experts arrive in the area.

Syria retracts report on missile attack: state media

Damascus - Syrian state media on Tuesday retracted reports of an overnight missile attack on the central province of Homs, saying a "false alarm" had activated its air defences.

France moves to strip Assad of his Legion d'Honneur

Paris - The French government plans to strip Syrian President Bashar as-Assad of his Legion d'Honneur, France's most prestigious award, days after participating in airstrikes against suspected chemical weapons sites in Syria.

N. Korea's muted response on Syria strikes speaks volumes

Pyongyang - A day after US, French and British missiles slammed into suspected chemical weapons sites in Syria, authorities in North Korea -- its longstanding friend -- held dances in the street to celebrate founder Kim Il Sung's birthday.

Syrian air defence shoots down missiles over Homs: state media

Damascus - Syrian air defence shot down missiles over the central province of Homs, the state news agency said Tuesday, with the strikes reportedly targeting regime air bases.

Residents of Syria's Douma breathe fresh air after weeks in hiding

Duma - After two months of hiding underground in Syria's Douma, Leena Karkura has finally dared to venture out into the sunshine and walk around her devastated hometown with her daughter.

May, Macron face lawmakers angry over Syria strikes

London - British Prime Minister Theresa May and French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday faced anger from lawmakers for conducting air strikes with the United States in Syria in both leaders' first major military actions since coming to power.

White House says no decision yet on fresh Russia sanctions

Washington - The White House on Monday said it was weighing fresh Russia sanctions for Moscow's role supporting Syria's chemical weapons program, but officials cautioned that no decision has yet been taken.

France calls for 'good faith' UN negotiations on Syria

New York - France called on UN Security Council members Monday to enter into "good faith" negotiations on a Syria resolution that deals with chemical weapons, protection of civilians and a political settlement to the seven-year-old conflict.

Assad supporters rally in Damascus after Western strikes

- Thousands of Syrians gathered Monday in Damascus in defiance of Western strikes on the country and to celebrate the regime reconquering a former rebel bastion outside the capital.

France's Macron won't 'break' Turkey-Russia alliance: Ankara

Ankara - Turkey on Monday said French President Emmanuel Macron will be unable to "break" its partnership with Russia, after he argued the weekend's air strikes against the Syrian regime had driven a wedge between Ankara and Moscow.

Russia has 'not tampered' with Douma site: Lavrov

London - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Monday denied that Moscow was interfering with evidence of a suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria after Britain said international inspectors were not being allowed into the site in Douma.

May, Macron face lawmakers angry over Syria strikes

London - British Prime Minister Theresa May and French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday faced anger from lawmakers for conducting air strikes with the United States in Syria in their first major military action since coming to power.

Chemical arms experts due in Douma Wednesday, Russians say

Den Haag - Chemical weapons experts are due to arrive in Douma on Wednesday to probe an alleged poison gas attack, Russian officials said, as the US voiced fears Moscow may already have "tampered with" evidence at the site.

OPCW starts emergency talks on Douma attacks: diplomatic sources

Den Haag - The global chemical arms watchdog on Monday opened emergency talks on the suspected poison gas attack in the Syrian town of Douma, diplomatic sources told AFP.The meeting has "just started," said one source as the closed-door talks went into session.

EU urges relaunch of Syria talks after strikes

Luxembourg - EU foreign ministers on Monday backed "all efforts" to stop Syria using chemical weapons, after weekend strikes by Britain, France and the US, but called for renewed efforts to find a political solution to the seven-year war.

France convinced Trump to stay in Syria, says Macron

Paris - French President Emmanuel Macron said Sunday that Paris had convinced Donald Trump to stay engaged in Syria "for the long-term" -- but just hours later the White House responded by saying it wanted US forces there "to come home as quickly as possible"....

France has not declared war on Syria regime, says Macron

Paris - President Emmanuel Macron said Sunday that French air strikes in Syria were not a declaration of war against the regime of Bashar al-Assad, adding that Paris had convinced Donald Trump to stay engaged in the conflict "for the long-term".

US to impose new Russia sanctions over Syria: Haley

Washington - The United States will impose new sanctions on Russia over an alleged chemical attack by the Syrian regime of President Bashar al-Assad, US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Sunday.
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