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Syrian air strike: missiles streak across Damascus early on Saturday. Photograph: Hassan Ammar/AP

When Syria shipped what it claimed was the last of its chemical weapons out of the country, in 2014, John Kerry, the US secretary of state at the time(...)

British prime minister Theresa May gives a press conference at Downing Street in central London on April 14, 2018 following British military action against Syria.  Photograph:  Simon Dawson/AFP/Getty Images

When Theresa May comes to the House of Commons on Monday afternoon, she will face two major questions about Saturday’s bombardment of Syria: was it le(...)

British prime minister Theresa May: will tell MPs she took the air strike action to alleviate further humanitarian suffering in Syria caused by chemical weapons attacks and that it was in Britain’s national interest to do so.   Photograph:  Steve Parsons/PA

Theresa May will on Monday seek an emergency debate in the House of Commons about last weekend’s air strikes against Syria, giving MPs a chance to exp(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin: “Russia condemns in the most serious way the attack on Syria, where Russian servicemen are helping the lawful government in the fight against terrorism.” Photograph: Getty Images

Russia responded with a stream of invective and bluster to the US-led air strikes on Syria on Friday night, but the immediate threat of a direct milit(...)

 A Rohingya refugee carrying a child looks at the full moon at Balukhali refugee camp near Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, late last year. File photograph: Susana Vera/Reuters

Myanmar on Saturday repatriated what it said was the first Rohingya family from nearly 700,000 refugees who had fled to Bangladesh, after months of f(...)

Russian ambassador to the United Nations Vasily Nebenzya speaks after Members of the United Nations Security Council voted against a Russian resolution condemning “aggression” against Syria by the US and its allies during an emergency meeting on Syria at the UN headquarters in New York, US. Photograph: Eduardo Munoz/Reuters

A Russian bid for the United Nations Security Council to condemn US, British and French air strikes on Syria over a suspected chemical weapons attack (...)

This photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows anti-aircraft fire in the sky after US-led airstrikes targeting different parts of the Syrian capital Damascus. Photograph: SANA/AP

The United States, France and Britain have bombed a number of government installations in Syria, launching more than 100 missiles against targets they(...)

Every death counts sadly: Syrians carry dead bodies after reported shelling by government forces in Douma in the eastern Ghouta region, on November 17th, 2017. Photograph: Amer Almohibany/AFP/Getty

In seven years, the casualties of Syria’s civil war have grown from the first handful of protesters shot by government forces to hundreds of thousands(...)

Nikki Haley, US ambassador to the UN greets her Russian counterpart Vasily Nebenzya. The US, Britain and France have blamed the chemical weapons attack on Syrian president Bashar al-Assad. Photograph: Reuters/Eduardo Munoz

Britain has rejected as a “grotesque, blatant lie” a Russian claim that London helped to fake last week’s chemical weapons attack in the Syrian town (...)

Buses carry Jaish al-Islam fighters and their families from the former rebel bastion of Douma, near Damascus, in Syria. Photograph:  Nazeer al-Khatib/AFP/Getty Images.

Russia’s foreign minister has claimed a suspected chemical attack in the Syrian town of Douma last weekend was fabricated with the help of an unspecif(...)

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