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Trump: US, Allies Striking Syria Over Chemical Weapons

President says US prepared to 'sustain' pressure

(Newser) - The US, France, and Britain together launched military strikes in Syria to punish President Bashar Assad for a suspected chemical attack against civilians and to deter him from doing it again, President Trump announced Friday. The AP reports that explosions lit up the skies over Damascus, the Syrian capital, as... More »

Shelling, Attacks Rock Ukraine Ceasefire

Rebel fighter says 'there is no ceasefire anymore'

(Newser) - Shelling and other clashes between government forces and Russian-backed separatists threw the ceasefire agreement in eastern Ukraine into deepening peril today, two days after it took hold . At least two houses hit by artillery fire blazed in the rural village of Spartak, which lies just north of the main rebel-held... More »

Obama Mulls Airstrikes, Aid to Help Trapped Iraqis

Decision on Yazidi surrounded by Islamic State expected 'imminently'

(Newser) - Both passive and active options are on the table as President Obama decides how to handle the humanitarian catastrophe developing at Iraq's Mount Sinjar , says a senior administration official who spoke to the New York Times . The passive alternative: Airdrops of food and much-needed medicine to the 40,000... More »

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