Chemical weapons watchdog: inspectors have samples from Douma
A team of inspectors from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) visited a site in Douma, Syria on Saturday to collect samples as it tries to determine whether such weapons were used there on April 7, the agency said.
Head of UN entity probing war crimes in Syria speaks to FRANCE 24
French judge Catherine Marchi-Uhel is the head of the UN entity investigating serious crimes in Syria, the International, Impartial and Independent Mechanism (IIIM). As the panel presents its first report to the UN General Assembly, Marchi-Uhel granted an interview to FRANCE 24 in New York. She explained the panel's working methods and expressed hope that crimes committed during Syria's war will one day be referred to the International Criminal Court, or to an ad hoc tribunal.
Syria alleged chemical attack: Gunfire delays deployment of weapons inspectors
First we look at Syria and the outcome of the strikes on alleged chemical weapons labs. With the OPCW unable to access the sites some accuse Russia and Syria of covering up the evidence of their chemical weapons use. Will the Syrian battleground remain a proxy war for the larger powers at play? We also look at the new Cuban President and his relation to the old regime and Macron's efforts to reform both at home and in Europe.
Mission accomplished? UK and French lawmakers divided over Syria strikes
Syria's Assad is less afraid of the West, while the Russians and Iranians seem to have had plenty of warning to avoid direct confrontations.
U.S. to hit Russia with new sanctions
Bloomberg's Ros Krasney discusses new sanctions that may be put on Russia after the latest tensions coming out of Syria.
Putin condemns strike on Syria, calls for UN emergency meeting
Russian President Vladimir Putin condemned the overnight U.S.-led missile attack on Syria and called for an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council, the Kremlin said on Saturday (April 14). Putin said the U.S. actions in Syria made the humanitarian catastrophe worse and caused pain for civilians, as well has damaging international relations.
Syria's Assad tells Russian lawmakers Western strikes were act of aggression
Syria's Assad tells Russian lawmakers Western strikes were act of aggression - Russian news agency.
More chemical attacks will not be tolerated: Pence
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has echoed warnings to Syria on its alleged use of chemical weapons, also saying he thought a re-negotiated NAFTA deal was only weeks away, at the end of the AMERS summit in Lima, Peru.
China calls for calm and restraint over Syria
China's Permanent Representative to the United Nations Ma Zhaoxu on Friday called on the parties concerned to remain calm and exercise restraint over the situation in Syria.
Fighter jets land at British air base in Cyprus as Syria air strikes take place
Fighter jets landed at the British Royal Air Force base of Akrotiri in Cyprus on Saturday (April 14). U.S., British and French forces pounded Syria with air strikes in response to a poison gas attack that killed dozens of people last week, in the biggest intervention by Western powers against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
To strike or not to strike: US and Allies Mull response to apparent Syria chemical attack
First came the horrific images reportedly out of the besieged Syrian rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta and claims of at least 40 dead. Then came Donald Trump's tweet warning Russia that he would fire missiles at Syria.