Tag: Syria

Macron begins Trump charm offensive with Fox News interview

French leader set for state visit to Washington from Monday, seeking to stop US withdrawals from Syria and Iran nuclear deal Touting a very strong personal relation with Donald Trump, the French president, Emmanuel Macron, on Sunday began an ambitious charm offensive intended to strengthen US commitments in Syria and his own recently stated intentions. I …

Syria: Trump may bluster but James Mattis is calling the shots

The US defence secretary has remained focused on targeting chemical weapons It was Jim Mattis who saved the day. The US defence secretary, Pentagon chief and retired Marine general has a reputation for toughness. His former nickname was Mad Dog. When push came to shove over Syria last week, it was Mattis not the state department …

Arab Stocks Advance as Jitters Over U.S. Strike in Syria Fade

Stocks in Riyadh lead gains, rise the most in almost 10 months Main equities benchmark in Dubai climbs the most since June Read More: Analysts Say Syria Strike Isn’t Causing Panic in Mideast Markets Saudi Arabia’s stocks on Wednesday fell the most since October after U.S. President Donald Trump’s comments on Twitter suggested that strikes against …

Syria: western allies launch diplomatic offensive in wake of strikes

Pressure grows on Russia to stop protecting Assad as US, UK and France press for inquiry into chemical weapons stockpiles Western powers are to attempt to inject diplomatic momentum behind the military strikes against Syrian government chemical weapon sites by calling for the UN both to launch a broad investigation into Syrias chemical weapons stockpiles and …

How the U.S. and Allies Attacked Syria

President Donald Trump’s outrage over another apparent chemical weapons attack by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was clear. And for the second time in his presidency, the U.S. commander-in-chief demanded retaliation. As images of sick or dying children flooded global media all week, the U.S. guided-missile destroyer USS Winston Churchill churned toward the Mediterranean to join a …

Trump Echoes Bush With Mission Accomplished on Syria Strike

shore up international support on Saturday after overnight strikes on Bashar al-Assad’s regime as punishment for an apparent chemical weapons attack, and as deterrence against future attacks. The Syrian government is believed to have been responsible for dropping a barrel bomb with chemical agents on a civilian population near Damascus a week ago. The coordinated missile …
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