World

Israeli security heads confer after Trump's threat to bomb Syria

Israeli security heads confer after Trump's threat to bomb Syria

United States president Donald Trump has told Russian Federation to "get ready" for missiles to be fired at Syria, using Twitter to lambast Russian Federation for being "partners with a Gas Killing Animal who kills his people and enjoys it".

Top-level Israeli security officials met Wednesday to prepare for scenarios in which Israel is attacked by Iran or Syria, following a tweet by U.S. President Donald Trump declaring he would bomb Syria. The incident, said to have taken place on Saturday, reportedly affected dozens of people. Later he attempted to clarify his threat, saying that he had never specified when the U.S. would conduct an attack on Syria. "Russia promises to shoot down all the missiles used in Syria".

Mr. Mattis' remarks at a House Armed Services Committee hearing followed a series of Trump tweets this week that initially indicated he was committed to bombing Syria but later suggested he was awaiting further advice and assessment.

"Germany will not take part in possible - there have not been any decisions yet, I want to stress that - military action", Merkel said following a meeting with Danish Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen in Berlin.

The recent military victories Syrian army gained in Douma and elsewhere in Eastern Ghouta were the main reasons behind Trump's threat to attack Syria, al-Atrash said.

Syria: 'Chemical attack' and international threats – Here's recap of events since April 7
Trump puts off Syria strike decision, will talk to allies

Asked about the chances of a doomsday scenario in which Russian and American blood will be spilled as result of the US-led military action, Zakharova said that Moscow and Washington have all the means to prevent such a showdown and its potentially disastrous consequences. "When I leave here, I go to a meeting where the National Security Council will be meeting on this and we will take forward various options to the president".

In Paris, France's Emmanuel Macron upped the pressure on Moscow by stating he had "proof" that the Assad's regime had used chemical weapons, and vowing a response "at a time of our choosing". France has also said it would join the military action. United States lawmakers questioned whether Trump has the legal authority to order strikes without Congressional approval and opposition parties voiced concern.

At the House hearing, Democrats grilled Mattis on the wisdom and legality of Trump ordering an attack on Syria without explicit authorization from Congress. Mattis argued it would be justified as an act of self-defense, with 2,000 US ground troops in Syria; he insisted he could not talk about military plans because an attack "is not yet in the offing".

The OPCW, which works to rid the world of chemical arms stockpiles, said its experts were on their way to Syria and will start their work on Saturday.





  • Trump weighs military options in Syria

    There is no guarantee lawmakers would rubber-stamp a decision for military strikes. The fact-finding mission of the OPCW is to start their work in Douma on Saturday.
    Teacher Accused of Running A

    Teacher Accused of Running A "Fight Club" At Connecticut High School

    John the Evangelist Catholic Church parishioner, will be principal for the upcoming school year, according to school officials. For nine days, tens of thousands of teachers filled the hallways of the Capitol to plead for additional classroom funding.
    Minnesota woman killed woman, assumed her identity

    Minnesota woman killed woman, assumed her identity

    Riess is believed to be driving Hutchinson's vehicle , a white Acura TL with Florida license plate Y37TAA. Investigators believe Hutchinson may have been killed with the same firearm used to murder him.
  • Chemical attack: Hold Syrian govt accountable

    Chemical attack: Hold Syrian govt accountable

    Syrian forces vacated key military airports and positions in recent days and have been on high alert after U.S. Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the strikes sent a message to Syrian president Bashar al-Assad.
    Trump lawyer tries to prevent use of materials found in Federal Bureau of Investigation  raid

    Trump lawyer tries to prevent use of materials found in Federal Bureau of Investigation raid

    According to the Post , Cohen has held taxi interests as a side business even as he worked for Trump for the last decade. But the raid was prompted, at least in part, by evidence or allegations uncovered by Mueller's team.
    3 arrested on drug charges at Turner Road home

    3 arrested on drug charges at Turner Road home

    Police said Hayda was conscious and breathing but unable to talk when they found her in the dumpster. Each suspect was arrested on Wednesday at separate locations in Windsor.
  • Sir Martin Sorrell steps down from WPP following claims of personal misconduct

    Sir Martin Sorrell steps down from WPP following claims of personal misconduct

    To fill the leadership vacuum while a successor is found Roberto Quarta, the WPP chairman, will take an executive chairman role. But beyond the investigation that leaked this month, there were other signs Sorrell was losing his magic touch.
    UCL: Zinedine Zidane weighs in on penalty incident, Gianluigi Buffon's dismissal

    UCL: Zinedine Zidane weighs in on penalty incident, Gianluigi Buffon's dismissal

    Cristiano Ronaldo stepped and smashed the penalty kick past the visitor's substitute goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny to seal the win. The post Ronaldo: I Don't Understand Why Juventus Protested Correct Penalty Decision appeared first on Complete Sports Nigeria .
    Brooke Henderson takes Lotte Championship lead

    Brooke Henderson takes Lotte Championship lead

    Top-ranked Shanshan Feng (71), third-ranked Inbee Park (72) and sixth-ranked Ariya Jutanugarn (69) tied for third at 7-under. The LPGA Tour now moves to Los Angeles for the inaugural HUGEL-JTBC LA Open at the Wilshire Country Club.
  • Jrue Holiday lifts Pelicans with game-saving block in Game 1

    Jrue Holiday lifts Pelicans with game-saving block in Game 1

    New Orleans iced the game with free throws to win the opening game of a first-round playoff series for the first time since 2011. Portland trailed 15-14 midway through the first quarter when reserve bigs Ed Davis and Zach Collins entered.
    Ricciardo didn't expect to make China qualifying

    Ricciardo didn't expect to make China qualifying

    Team-mate Max Verstappen stopped at the same time - but threw away his chances with two errors caused by over-optimistic driving. Ricciardo managed to progress in 14th place in Q1 and duly ended qualifying sixth, one position behind teammate Max Verstappen .
    Michael Pence says Russia 'on wrong side of war'

    Michael Pence says Russia 'on wrong side of war'

    Trump has long assailed the trade deal's impact on USA workers and threatened to pull the US out if he's unhappy with the terms. Unlike past appearances at global summits, the vice president had to dive into the packed agenda on short notice.