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The head of the organization investigating the reported chemical attack in Douma, Syria, said it was unclear when investigators would visit the site.
The Pentagon chief lost a battle with the White House to get congressional authorization for last week’s allied airstrikes. But he won in pushing for a limited attack.
The unidentified American, who has been detained for more than seven months after being captured in Syria, is fighting the plan in court.
A top White House official said Nikki Haley experienced “momentary confusion” by announcing new sanctions on Russia. “I don’t get confused,” she replied.
The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons is to rule on whether chemical attacks were used in a Damascus suburb. But who will listen?
Prime Minister Theresa May of Britain presented evidence to lawmakers that the Syrian regime had used chemical weapons on civilians earlier this month, and explained why she ordered airstrikes without a parliamentary vote.
The administration reversed course a day after announcing that it would penalize Russian companies for facilitating Syria’s chemical weapons program.
Western officials said Russia and Syria had prevented inspectors from reaching Douma, where about 70 people died on April 7. Moscow blamed the United Nations for the delay.
The strikes were calibrated to keep the West from being dragged further into war. That left President Bashar al-Assad in power and Syria in its painful status quo.
Nikki Haley, the ambassador to the United Nations, said Russian companies that have supported Syria’s chemical weapons would be targeted on Monday.
What began as a peaceful uprising against President Assad in 2011 has become a full-scale civil war.
IS has lost its 'capital' Raqqa, but it has taken the might of a global alliance to crush it.
More than 80 people have been killed in a suspected chemical attack on a rebel-held town in northern Syria.
Why did the US target this airbase in its first intentional attack on Syria in six years of war?
The Pentagon releases video of missiles targeting a Syrian airfield being launched from US ships.
The BBC's Middle East editor Jeremy Bowen shares his images - and thoughts - from a journey through ruins of Syria's Aleppo.