What we know about the Syria strikes

By James Griffiths, The US, UK and France coordinated to launch strikes against targets within Syria in response to an alleged chemical weapons attack by the regime of President Bashar al-Assad. Who was involved? US officials at a Pentagon briefing Friday described the strikes as a joint operation consisting of British, American and French forces. […]

Israel scraps new relocation deal for African migrants

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday he was suspending a new agreement with the U.N. refugee agency to relocate thousands of African migrants, as right-wing pressure mounted on him to scrap the deal. Hours after announcing the new arrangement, which would also give thousands of other migrants the right to stay in Israel, […]

Erdogan calls Netanyahu ‘terrorist’ and ‘ invader’ after Gaza deaths

ISTANBUL – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan called his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu a “terrorist” on Sunday, escalating an exchange of insults that started after he criticized Israel’s lethal military response to a demonstration on the Gazan border. Israel has defended the killing of 15 Palestinians during Friday’s demonstration and Netanyahu tweeted that the Israeli army […]

Venezuela government breaks silence over Valencia jail riot, fire that killed 68

Venezuela’s government broke its silence about a riot and fire in a police station’s cells that killed dozens of prisoners on Wednesday, issuing a statement on Friday night sending condolences to relatives and promising an investigation. “The Bolivarian government of the Venezuelan republic … sends its profound condolences to the relatives and loved ones of […]