Syrian girl relives day of ‘chemical attack’

This is the story of Masa, who survived the suspected chemical attack in Syria, in her own words. Speaking on Sunday alongside her mother, she described how she and her family were hiding in a basement when a “barrel” dropped. Syrian girl relives day of ‘chemical attack’}

Iranian drone was sent to Israel ‘to attack’

Image copyright IDF Image caption Israel said the drone it shot down in February was sent by Iran on an attack mission Israel has said the Iranian drone it shot down in February was loaded with explosives and “tasked to attack”. On Friday, Israel’s military said that it came to the conclusion after “flight path […]

PJ Crowley: Can Trump walk away after Syria air strikes?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The US leader has all but admitted the broader Syrian war is not a US interest As a presidential candidate, Donald Trump pledged: “If I draw a line in the sand, I will enforce that line in the sand. Believe me.” A year ago, as president, when Mr Trump […]

UN Syria debate – Guterres warns of escalation

Media captionUS and Russia ambassadors to the UN clashed over Syria at the UN Security Council The UN’s secretary general has said the Cold War is “back with a vengeance”. Antonio Guterres also warned about the dangers of escalation over Syria. The US and its allies are considering launching missile strikes against Syria after a […]

Fierce clashes continue at Gaza-Israel border fence

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption At least 30 Palestinians have died in recent clashes with Israeli troops at the border fence Fierce clashes have erupted again on the Gaza-Israel border, with Palestinian officials reporting hundreds of people injured. More than 30 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli gunfire since the start of “Flag Friday” […]

Algeria military plane crash: 257 dead near Algiers

Media captionFootage of the crash was broadcast on Algerian TV An Algerian military plane has crashed near the capital killing 257 people on board, officials say. The aircraft came down just after taking off from Boufarik military airport, west of Algiers. An inquiry is under way into the cause of the crash – Algeria’s worst-ever […]

‘Hundreds dead’ after military plane crash in Algeria

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Rescuers have been deployed to the site of the crash At least 247 people have died after a military plane crashed in Algeria, media reports say. Twenty-six members of Polisario Front, supported by Algeria and seeking independence from Morocco for Western Sahara, are said to be among the dead. The […]

Trump warns Russia on Syria missile threat

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The US and Russia have clashed over Syria US President Donald Trump has tweeted that Russia should “get ready” for missiles to be fired into Syria, in response to an alleged chemical attack at the weekend. Senior Russian figures had threatened to meet any US strikes with a response. Mr […]

US praises Qatar on counter-terrorism

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption President Donald Trump noted that Qatar’s emir “buys a lot of equipment from us” Donald Trump has welcomed Qatar’s leader to the White House, barely a year after denouncing the gas-rich Gulf state as a “funder of terror”. The US president initially sided with Saudi Arabia and other Arab […]

Syria war: WHO demands access to ‘chemical attack site’

Image copyright AFP Photo/ HO/ Douma City Co-Ordination Committee Image caption Footage from Douma in the aftermath of the attack appeared to show people using water to counteract the effects The World Health Organization (WHO) has demanded “unhindered access” to Douma in Syria to check reports from its partners that 500 people were affected by […]