23
Monday
April 2018
10:41 PM IST
News Headlines
Home   | Main News   | Kerala  | National   | International  | Business   | Sports   | Entertainment   | Columns   | Offbeat   | About Deepika 
International News
Macron condemns Syria 'chemical attacks': Elysee
 
(Paris, Apr 9, 2018): French President Emmanuel Macron accused Damascus of "chemical attacks" against civilians in the Syrian rebel enclave of Douma in a call with US leader Donald Trump today, as international outrage mounts against the alleged use of the weapons.

The statement from the Elysee Palace said Macron "strongly condemned the chemical attacks on April 7 against the population of Douma".

It added that the two leaders shared information "confirming" the use of chemical weapons and would coordinate their efforts at a meeting of the UN Security Council in New York later today.

Trump has warned there would be a "big price to pay" after Saturday's attack, as rebels began evacuating Douma, the last sliver they held of their one-time stronghold Eastern Ghouta, under a deal with Syria's regime.

"Many dead, including women and children, in mindless CHEMICAL attack in Syria," Trump wrote on Twitter, lashing out at Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and Russia's Vladimir Putin, a key ally of the regime.

Damascus and its allies have denounced the accusations.

Syria's White Helmets, who act as first responders in rebel-held areas of Syria, said "poisonous chlorine gas" had been used yesterday.

In a joint statement with the Syrian American Medical Society, the White Helmets said more than 500 cases were brought to medical centres "with symptoms indicative of exposure to a chemical agent".

France, which has repeatedly said evidence of chemical use in Syria could prompt military action, responded by calling for an urgent UN Security Council meeting on today.

The request was also signed by eight other UN Security Council members including the US and Britain, while Russia asked for a separate Security Council meeting to discuss global threats to peace.(AFP)


Iraq says it carried out air raid against IS in Syria
Diaz-Canel is Cuba's new president as Castro steps aside
Nawaz Sharif, daughter leave for London
Former US first lady Barbara Bush dead at 92
India, Sweden to enhance cooperation in defence, cyber security
Castro set to step aside as Cuban president, his reforms incomplete
Former FBI director James Comey makes shocking claims about Trump
Prince Harry, Meghan Markle to work as Commonwealth youth ambassadors
Putin: attack on Syria act of aggression
'Large part' of Syria chemical arsenal destroyed: France
Hope authorities bring Kathua rape perpetrators to justice: UN
Pakistan Supreme Court disqualifies Nawaz Sharif from holding office for life
India should take steps to ensure privacy in biometric identification programmes: IMF
Trump lauds US administration for handling IS in Syria
Six ministers quit Sri Lanka's troubled government
Mark Zuckerberg testimony: Facebook CEO says his data too compromised by Cambridge Analytica
Algeria struck by its worst-ever plane crash, more than 250 dead
Trump goes ballistic as FBI closes in, raids his personal lawyer
Poisoned Russian ex-spy's daughter Yulia Skripal discharged from hospital
Japanese man, 112, recognized as world's oldest male
ENTERTAINMENT NEWS
I'm my own worst critic: Benedict Cumberbatch
 (London, Apr 23, 2018): Benedict Cumberbatch admits he is critical of his own acting performa  
Women being vocal is still new to the world: Priyanka Chopra
Shooting of 'Student of the Year 2' begins in Dehradun
Challenging to play Thackeray, says Nawazuddin Siddiqui
KERALA NEWS
Varappuzha custody death: Chennithala launches hunger strike for CBI probe
 (Kochi, Apr 23, 2018): Stepping up pressure on the CPI(M)-led LDF government over the alleged
Kottayam hypermarket gutted down in huge fire
Kottayam hypermarket gutted down in huge fire
Archbishop Abraham Viruthakulangara: A man of God who followed his heart
NATIONAL NEWS
Swamy hails VP's decision rejecting impeachment notice
 (New Delhi, Apr 23, 2018): BJP leader Subramanian Swamy today hailed Vice President M Venkaia
Swamy hails VP's decision rejecting impeachment notice
Woman arrested for killing newborn daughter
24 injured in bus accident in UP
Untitled Page
Rashtra Deepika LTD
Copyright @ 2017 , Rashtra Deepika Ltd.