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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn during the second debate on the Syrian air strikes in the House of Commons. “It is for this House to take matters into its own hands.” Photograph: PA Wire

Jeremy Corbyn has called on MPs to assert their authority over British military action after Theresa May’s government failed to consult parliament ahe(...)

An RAF Tornado takes off from a base in Akrotiri, Cyprus, to participate in joint operational strikes  by the US, France and Britain in Syria. Photograph: Mod via AP

British prime minister Theresa May has defended her decision to launch air strikes against Syria without prior parliamentary approval, describing the (...)

Britain’s prime minister Theresa May  in the House of Commons yesterday.

Chemical weapons have been used more than 50 times in Syria’s ghastly civil war, according to international investigators, only occasionally attractin(...)

Prime minister Theresa May listens to Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn speaking after she made a statement to MPs in the House of Commons over her decision to launch air strikes against Syria. Photograph: PA Wire

If Theresa May had any doubts about her decision to launch air strikes against Syria without prior parliamentary approval, she showed no sign of it on(...)

Britain’s prime minister Theresa May making a statement in the House of Commons defending British participation in air strikes on Syria. Photograph: AFP/PRU/Getty Images

Theresa May faced widespread criticism from opposition MPs on Monday for her failure to consult parliament ahead of Saturday’s air strikes against Syr(...)

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(...)

Theresa May will emphasise the broad support the military action received from other western governments. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Reuters

Theresa May will face criticism on Monday from MPs, including some in her own party, for her failure to seek prior authorisation from Parliament befor(...)

The strikes on Syria  were designed to degrade the Syrian regime’s ability to research, develop and deploy chemical weapons. Photograph: SANA/AP

Lasting just 70 minutes and involving 103 missiles, Saturday’s bombardment of Syria was more modest than the rhetoric from Washington, Paris and Londo(...)

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(...)

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 (...)

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