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Chemical weapons team in Syria kept from alleged attack site

Chemical weapons team in Syria kept from alleged attack site Mon, 16 Apr, 2018

Syrian and Russian authorities prevented independent investigators from going to the scene of a suspected chemical attack, the head of the chemical watchdog group said Monday, blocking international efforts to establish what happened and who was to blame.
Saudi Arabia hosts multi-nation military drills

Saudi Arabia hosts multi-nation military drills Mon, 16 Apr, 2018

Saudi Arabia concluded a month-long military exercise involving more than two dozen nations on Monday, a day after hosting an Arab summit that slammed what it called Iran's growing interference in the region.
EU fails to agree new Iran sanctions as Trump deadline nears

EU fails to agree new Iran sanctions as Trump deadline nears Mon, 16 Apr, 2018

The European Union failed to agree new sanctions against Iran on Monday amid Italy's opposition and fears that punishing Tehran for its missile program and regional role would not stop U.S. President Donald Trump from abandoning a separate nuclear deal.
Blasts shake Damascus as US and allies launch Syria strikes

Blasts shake Damascus as US and allies launch Syria strikes Sat, 14 Apr, 2018

The United States, Britain and France carried out a wave of pre-dawn strikes against Syria's regime Saturday in response to a suspected chemical weapons attack, lighting up the sky of Damascus as explosions shook the city.
Thousands of Palestinians protest at Gaza-Israel border, one dead

Thousands of Palestinians protest at Gaza-Israel border, one dead Sat, 14 Apr, 2018

A Palestinian was killed and more than 200 others wounded during clashes with Israeli troops as thousands gathered in protest along the Gaza-Israel border on Friday, Gaza officials said.
Syrians gather in capital in defiance after airstrikes

Syrians gather in capital in defiance after airstrikes Sat, 14 Apr, 2018

 Hundreds of Syrians gathered at landmark squares in the Syrian capital Saturday, honking their car horns, flashing victory signs and waving Syrian flags in scenes of defiance that followed unprecedented joint airstrikes by the United States, France and Britain.
Syria's Assad vows to 'crush terrorism' after Western attack

Syria's Assad vows to 'crush terrorism' after Western attack Sat, 14 Apr, 2018

President Bashar al-Assad told his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani that a U.S.-led attack on Saturday would increase Syria's resolve to "fight and crush terrorism in every inch" of the country, the Syrian presidency said.
Egypt army says 8 soldiers, 14 militants killed in central Sinai

Egypt army says 8 soldiers, 14 militants killed in central Sinai Sat, 14 Apr, 2018

Eight Egyptian soldiers and 14 militants were killed in a confrontation in central Sinai on Saturday, the army said in a statement.
WHO: 500 Syrian patients show symptoms pointing to toxic weapons exposure

WHO: 500 Syrian patients show symptoms pointing to toxic weapons exposure Wed, 11 Apr, 2018

The World Health Organization said on Wednesday around 500 people had been treated for "signs and symptoms consistent with exposure to toxic chemicals" after a suspected poison gas attack in a Syrian rebel enclave just before it fell.
International experts to inspect attack site in Syria as U.S. ponders response

International experts to inspect attack site in Syria as U.S. ponders response Tue, 10 Apr, 2018

International chemical weapons experts will go to the Syrian town of Douma to investigate a suspected poison gas attack, their organization said on Tuesday, as the United States and other Western powers consider military action over the incident.
Suspected toxic attack in Syria prompts outrage

Suspected toxic attack in Syria prompts outrage Sun, 08 Apr, 2018

A suspected chemical attack in Syria's Eastern Ghouta sparked international outrage Sunday, as state media reported that the last rebel holdouts in the onetime opposition stronghold had agreed to evacuate.
Israelis on Gaza border unmoved by Palestinian protests

Israelis on Gaza border unmoved by Palestinian protests Sun, 08 Apr, 2018

Hardened by years of rocket attacks from next-door Gaza, residents of this frontline Israeli village seemed unmoved on Sunday by Palestinians' mass demonstrations at the border and Israel's deadly response to them.
Russia, Iran and Turkey struggle to find common ground on Syria

Russia, Iran and Turkey struggle to find common ground on Syria Tue, 03 Apr, 2018

Three foreign powers who have shaped Syria's civil war - Iran, Russia and Turkey - will discuss ways to wind down the fighting on Wednesday despite their involvement in rival military campaigns on the ground.
Gazans pitch protest tents on Israel border as tensions mount

Gazans pitch protest tents on Israel border as tensions mount Thu, 29 Mar, 2018

Palestinians in Gaza pitched tents near the volatile border with Israel on Thursday ahead of a six-week protest camp under the gaze of wary Israeli soldiers.
Thousands more leave Syria's Ghouta, rebels await Russian decision

Thousands more leave Syria's Ghouta, rebels await Russian decision Tue, 27 Mar, 2018

Thousands of people left eastern Ghouta for Syrian rebel territory near the Turkish border on Tuesday, the third large group to leave under a deal brokered by Russia to surrender the enclave near Damascus to the Syrian government.
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