Syria strikes also sent message to N.Korea: Japan DefMin

Syria strikes also sent message to N.Korea: Japan DefMin

The US-led air strikes against the Syrian regime also sent a message to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ahead of talks with President Donald Trump, Japan's defense minister said on Friday (Apr 20).
Oil prices ease after Syria air strikes

Oil prices ease after Syria air strikes

Oil prices slid on Monday (Apr 16) amid relief that US-led strikes on Syria did not provoke an escalation in the conflict, easing investor fears about the security of crude oil supply.
EU urges relaunch of Syria talks after strikes

EU urges relaunch of Syria talks after strikes

EU foreign ministers on Monday (Apr 16) backed "all efforts" to stop Syria using chemical weapons, after weekend strikes by Britain, France and the US, but called for renewed efforts to find a political solution to the seven-year war.
Chemical inspectors launch probe in Syria after Western strikes

Chemical inspectors launch probe in Syria after Western strikes

A team of chemical experts from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, based in The Hague, arrived in Damascus hours after the strikes.
US, France, Britain launch new UN bid for Syria chemical weapons probe

US, France, Britain launch new UN bid for Syria chemical weapons probe

The United States, France and Britain on Saturday (Apr 14) launched a new bid at the United Nations to investigate chemical weapons attacks in Syria, just hours after firing military strikes against Syrian targets.
UN Security Council to meet over Syria strikes

UN Security Council to meet over Syria strikes

The UN Security Council will meet Saturday (Apr 14) at Russia's request to discuss air strikes launched by the United States, France and Britain on Syria in response to a suspected chemical weapons attack.
China 'opposed to the use of force' in Syria

China 'opposed to the use of force' in Syria

China said Saturday (Apr 14) it was "opposed to the use of force" following US-led air strikes against Syria and called for a "return to the framework of international law".
US, France, Britain launch strikes on Syria: Trump

US, France, Britain launch strikes on Syria: Trump

President Donald Trump announced late Friday (Apr 13) that a joint US-British-French operation had been launched on Syria, targeting the "criminal" regime of Bashar al-Assad and saying an alleged chemical attack had marked a "significant escalation."
Western powers at UN make case for military action against Syria

Western powers at UN make case for military action against Syria

The United States, Britain and France made the case at the United Nations on Friday (Apr 13) for military action against Syria, saying President Bashar al-Assad's repeated use of chemical weapons posed a threat to the world.
Most Asian markets up as Syria, trade fears subside

Most Asian markets up as Syria, trade fears subside

Asian markets mostly rose Friday as Donald Trump soothed concerns about military action in Syria while also sparking hopes the US could rejoin a massive Pacific-wide free-trade pact.
Vietnam Airlines adjusts flying routes to avoid Black Sea

Vietnam Airlines adjusts flying routes to avoid Black Sea

National flag carrier Vietnam Airlines said since April 11, it has diverted its flights from/to Europe away from the Black Sea area, which could be under influence of the rising tension in Syria.
No decision yet from Trump on Syria response

No decision yet from Trump on Syria response

Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said Trump would continue to assess intelligence and engage with allies.
Trump warns Russia missiles 'coming' after Syria attack

Trump warns Russia missiles 'coming' after Syria attack

Trump is believed to be considering standoff missile strikes against facilities related to the production and delivery of chlorine and sarin or sarin-like agents.
Trump vows 'forceful' response after Syria attack

Trump vows 'forceful' response after Syria attack

US President Donald Trump was poised on Tuesday (Apr 10) to decide on possible military action against the Syrian regime, after vowing to respond "forcefully" to the latest alleged chemical atrocity in the country's bloody civil war despite strong warnings from Damascus-ally Russia.
Trump warns of 'big price' after suspected Syria gas attack

Trump warns of 'big price' after suspected Syria gas attack

Footage posted online by the White Helmets, which was not possible to verify, showed victims with yellowed skin crumpled on the ground and foaming at the mouth.
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