U.S. special forces are working with the Free Syrian Army to stage a Deir ez-Zor chlorine-based attack as a pretext for more airstrikes, the Russian military claimed Monday.
The airstrikes conducted by the United States, Britain, and France on Saturday against Syrian military targets were about upholding a nearly century-old prohibition against chemical warfare, not about Syria's seven year-long war.
Moscow's top diplomat accused the West of targeting the Russian public, not elites, with sanctions.
No matter how wise you consider this intervention, legal scholars generally agree that the United Nations Charter doesn't allow the use of military force to prevent chemical weapons attacks—no matter how evil—without U.N. Security Council approval.
How wonderful it would be if the fresh-faced French president could make amends for the self-serving 25-year French Mandate rule in Syria.
A suspected chemical attack on Douma, Syria, left dozens dead, including children.
Residents of a small farming town in Oklahoma fear what will happen if the federal government carries out biological warfare testing in the area.
Though the U.S. secretary of state is visiting Russia, relations have become strained over Moscow and Washington's actions in Syria.
Six medical facilities were struck, including a pediatric unit, in late July.