Syria chemical ‘attack’: Trump condemns ‘affront to humanity’

Syria chemical ‘attack’: Trump condemns ‘affront to humanity’

Media captionTrump: Syria attack ‘crossed a lot of lines for me’ US President Donald Trump has condemned the killing of dozens of civilians in northern Syria in an apparent chemical weapons attack by Syria’s air force. It was an “affront to humanity”, he said, adding: “When you kill innocent children, innocent babies, little babies… that […]

Syria chemical ‘attack’: Russia faces fury at UN Security Council

Syria chemical ‘attack’: Russia faces fury at UN Security Council

Media captionRescue workers said many children were among those killed or injured in the attack Russia has been sharply criticised by other world powers at the UN Security Council in New York over the chemical weapons deaths in northern Syria. Moscow’s suggestions that civilians were poisoned by rebel weapons on the ground have been widely […]

Iraqi civilians killed as IS militants attack Tikrit

Iraqi civilians killed as IS militants attack Tikrit

More than 30 people have been killed in an overnight attack by Islamic State militants in the Iraqi city of Tikrit. A police source told the BBC that the militants targeted officers in the central Zuhur district, and then opened fire randomly at civilians nearby. At least two of them detonated suicide belts during clashes […]

Syria chemical ‘attack’: Russia blames rebel weapons

Syria chemical ‘attack’: Russia blames rebel weapons

Media captionRescue workers said many children were among those killed or injured in the attack Russia says that a chemical attack that killed and injured dozens of civilians in a rebel-held town in northern Syria came from rebel weapons on the ground. Its defence ministry acknowledged that Syrian planes had attacked the town of Khan […]

IS conflict: Civilians killed in attack Iraq’s Tikrit

IS conflict: Civilians killed in attack Iraq’s Tikrit

At least 26 people have been killed and 40 wounded in an attack by Islamic State militants in the Iraqi city of Tikrit, medical sources say. A police source told the BBC that the militants began by targeting a police patrol in the central Zuhur district, killing three officers. They then opened fire at civilians […]

Syria civil war: UN calls emergency talks after ‘gas attack’

Syria civil war: UN calls emergency talks after ‘gas attack’

Media captionRescue workers said many children were among those killed or injured in the attack The UN Security Council is to hold emergency talks after a suspected chemical attack in Syria left dozens of civilians dead and wounded. The attack on a rebel-held town brought furious international reaction, with the US and other powers blaming […]

Syria ‘chemical attack’ down to Assad, US says

Syria ‘chemical attack’ down to Assad, US says

Media captionRescue workers said many children were among those killed or injured in the attack The White House says it is “confident” Bashar al-Assad’s government was behind an apparent chemical attack that killed at least 58 people in north-west Syria. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that strikes on Khan Sheikhoun by Syrian government […]

Syria conflict: ‘Chemical attack’ in Idlib kills 18

Syria conflict: ‘Chemical attack’ in Idlib kills 18

At least 18 people have been killed and dozens wounded in a suspected chemical attack on a rebel-held town in north-western Syria, activists say. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that strikes on Khan Sheikhoun by Syrian government or Russian jets had caused many people to choke. The opposition Local Co-ordination Committees network posted […]

Egypt finds remains of 3,700-year-old pyramid

Egypt finds remains of 3,700-year-old pyramid

Image copyright EPA Image caption The beginning of a corridor was uncovered during the initial excavations The remains of a pyramid built some 3,700 years ago have been discovered in Egypt, the antiquities ministry says. An interior corridor and a block engraved with 10 hieroglyphic lines were among the finds at the Dahshur royal necropolis, […]

PM defends UK ties with Saudi Arabia

PM defends UK ties with Saudi Arabia

Image copyright AFP/Getty Theresa May has defended her trip to Saudi Arabia, saying its ties with the UK are important for security and prosperity. The prime minister is facing questions about the UK’s support for the Saudi-led coalition which is fighting rebels in neighbouring Yemen. Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn said UK-made weapons were contributing […]