BEIJING (Sputnik) - Chinese President Xi Jinping has noted the need for a comprehensive, fair and unbiased investigation into the alleged chemical attack in Syria during phone talks with UK Prime Minister Theresa May, the Xinhua news agency reported on Thursday.
Daesh troops invaded Iraq in 2014 and seized control over one of its biggest cities - Mosul. Iraq officially declared victory over the Daesh* on December 9, 2017, after last of its troops were driven from the country and control over the border with Syria was restored.
Russia, which is among the top exporters of steel and aluminum to the US, has fallen under US import tariffs alongside other major producers, like China and India.
On April 19, 1993 the new US Attorney General, Janet Reno, ordered federal agents to move in to arrest the leader of a religious cult who was holed up in a compound in Waco, Texas, leading to the death of 76 people, 28 of them children. Sputnik looks at the Branch Davidians and four other deadly cults.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Senior German officials will seek exemptions from US sanctions on Russia to shield local businesses from hundreds of millions in estimated losses, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.
The Norwegian road authority's somewhat unusual plea is aimed at bringing law and order to the lengthy and unruly annual celebrations by secondary school students, which are often connected with a state of inebriation and public disturbances.
On April 14, the United States, France and the UK fired over 100 missiles at multiple targets in Syria in response to the alleged use of chemical weapons by government forces in the city of Douma in Eastern Ghouta. Almost two-thirds of the rockets were shot down, according to Russian military.
With the Saudi-led military operation in Yemen entering its fourth year, Houthi rebels have fired dozens of missiles into Saudi Arabia over recent months targeting a number of locations, including Riyadh's international airport.
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