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california rep barbara lee speaks out against syrian air strikes


congresswoman barbara lee’s released the following statement on last night’s military strikes against the syrian government: “the us strikes in syria last night, conducted without congressional authorization, represent a dangerous military escalation into the syrian civil war and are without legal justification. the use of chemical weapons against innocent civilians is barbaric and there is […]






russia says syrian air defenses to be beefed up after us strikes: agencies


the russian defence ministry said on friday that syrian air defenses would be beefed up after u.s. cruise missiles struck an air base in western syria, russian news agencies reported. the ministry was also cited as mocking the effectiveness of the u.s. strikes as “extremely low” saying t...






warplanes from syrian base hit by us just carried out airstrikes in homs


syrian warplanes took off from the airbase struck thursday night by u.s. cruise missiles, reuters reports. just in: syrian warplanes take off from air base hit by u.s., carry out strikes in homs countryside – syrian observatory for human rights — reuters top news (@reuters) april 7, 2017...






syrian ally iran blasts u.s. missile strikes as 'dangerous, destructive and a vi


iran on friday condemned the trump administration’s missile strikes against syria, saying the unilateral u.s. action would strengthen terrorists and “further complicate the situation” in the middle east. the islamic republic, a strong ally of syrian president bashar assad, said that whileit condemned...






us launches cruise missiles on syrian airbase


syrian army denounces 'aggression' after us launches nearly 60 missile strikes following suspected gas attack in idlib.






today: trump strikes back at syria for chemical attack


a barrage of u.s. cruise missiles targeting a syrian airfield marks a new chapter in the syrian civil war. i'm davan maharaj, editor-in-chief of the los angeles times. here are some story lines i don't want you to miss today. top stories trump strikes back at syria for chemical attack for the first...






assad speaks with iran's president, who affirms support


syrian state media says president bashar assad has spoken with his iranian counterpart following last week's u.s. missile strike on a syrian air base.






former democratic sen. barbara boxer stands with trump: ‘what the syrians did wa


former sen. barbara boxer (d-ca) heard the news about the syrian airstrikes when tmz found her on the street thursday evening. she confessed that she does worry about where the crisis is headed but she does agree with president donald trump’s actions. “what the syrians did was unforgivab...






for endangered species, the road to recovery can be winding and bumpy


by peter alagona, ociate professor of history, geog hy and environmental studies, university of california, santa barbara and kevin c. brown, postdoctoral fellow, university of california, santa barbara. bald eagles are the best-known example of a successful recovery under the endangered specie...






assad speaks with iran’s president, who affirms support


beirut (ap) — iranian president hassan rouhani affirmed his support for syrian president bashar assad’s government on sunday, following last week’s u.s. missile strike on a syrian air base. in a phone call with assad, rouhani called the strike on friday a “blatant violation” of syrian sovereignty, syrian state media reported. assad accused the u.s. […]






tillerson says missile strikes carry a message for others


secretary of state rex tillerson says the u.s. missile strikes against a syrian air base in retaliation for a chemical weapon attack carries a message for any nation operating outside of international norms. he didn't specify north korea, but the context was clear enough.






us strikes in syria show resolve against chemical attacks: eu’s donald usk


european council president donald tusk said on friday that strikes on a syrian air base ordered by u.s. president donald trump showed the west’s resolve against chemical attacks. “u.s. strikes show needed resolve against barbaric chemical attacks. eu will work with the u.s. to end brutal...






assad speaks with iran's president, who affirms support


iranian president hassan rouhani affirmed his support for syrian president bashar assad's government on sunday, following last week's u.s. missile strike on a syrian air base.






us strikes in syria show resolve against chemical attacks: eu’s donald tusk


european council president donald tusk said on friday that strikes on a syrian air base ordered by u.s. president donald trump showed the west’s resolve against chemical attacks. “u.s. strikes show needed resolve against barbaric chemical attacks. eu will work with the u.s. to end brutal...






tillerson says missile strikes carry a message for others


secretary of state rex tillerson says the u.s. missile strikes against a syrian air base in retaliation for a chemical weapon attack carries a message for any nation operating outside of international norms. he didn't specify north korea, but the context was clear enough. "if you violate international...






it’s really wet — so why is santa barbara still mired in drought?


santa barbara remains one of the last, and perhaps worst, remnants of california's historic drought.






trump’s troubling precedent of rashness on syria


the united states’ unilateral missile strikes against a syrian airforce base are a dramatic escalation of its participation in that country’s civil war. the us government has attacked a syrian government asset for the first time. the attack also marks donald trump’s first major foreign policy test a...






saudi arabia, iran, others react to us strike in syria


the united states had fired nearly 60 tomahawk missiles at a military air field in syria, the first direct military action washington has taken against syrian government forces in the six-year-old conflict. washington said the strikes on friday severely damaged or destroyed syrian aircraft and suppo...






assad speaks with iran’s president, who affirms support


beirut (ap) — syrian state media says president bashar assad has spoken with his iranian counterpart following last week’s u.s. missile strike on a syrian air base. iranian president hassan rouhani called the strike on friday a “blatant violation” of syrian sovereignty and affirmed his country’s support for assad’s government. assad accused the u.s. of […]






russia should reconsider support to assad, tillerson says


russia should reconsider its continued support to syrian president bashar assad’s regime, u.s. secretary of state rex tillerson said on abc’s “this week” interview with george stephanopoulos that aired sunday. the comments came after the u.s. carried out missile strikes on march 6 on the syrian gove...






tillerson says missile strikes carry a message for others


washington (ap) — secretary of state rex tillerson says the u.s. missile strikes against a syrian air base in retaliation for a chemical weapon attack carries a message for any nation operating outside of international norms. he didn’t specify north korea, but the context was clear enough. “if you violate international agreements, if you fail […]






us threatens more pressure on syria after missile strikes


palm beach, fla. (ap) — the united states is vowing to keep up the pressure on syria in the aftermath of thursday night’s wave of missile strikes from u.s. ships. much of the international community has rallied behind president donald trump’s decision to fire dozens of cruise missiles at a syrian air base. the u.s. […]






syria decries "aggression" as u.s. launches missile strikes


syrian state tv condemned the u.s. after it fired missiles​ into a government-controlled air base






russian prime minister: us strike on syria ‘one step away from military clashes


u.s. cruise missile strikes on a syrian air base were one step away from clashing with the russian military, russian prime minister dmitry medvedev charged on friday, underscoring the risks in u.s. president donald trump’s first major foray into the syrian civil war. u.s. officials informed ru...






3 questions to marwan bishara after us strike in syria


al jazeera’s senior political analyst comments on the lead up and aftermath of us missile strikes on a syrian airbase.






3 questions to marwan bishara after us strike in syria


al jazeera’s senior political analyst comments on the lead-up and aftermath of us missile strikes on a syrian airbase.






why trump’s surgical strikes in syria are the right strategy


because syrian president bashar al-assad continues to possess weapons of mass destruction, and has now used them twice, a u.s. response was warranted.






syria chemical attack death toll now at 72; new strikes hit


beirut (ap) — the death toll from a suspected chemical attack on a northern syrian town rose to 72 on wednesday while activists and rescue workers kept finding more terrified survivors hiding in shelters near the site of the harrowing assault, one of the deadliest in years. according to a syrian opposition group, renewed airstrikes […]






syrian girl, 7, tweets support for missile strikes


“i welcome donald trump action against the killers of my people," bana alabed tweeted early friday morning






israel carries out air strikes inside syria


fighter jets bomb multiple targets, prompting syrian retaliation with ground-to-air missiles, israeli army says.






turkey says us strikes 'cosmetic' if assad stays in power


turkey described the u.s. missile attack on an air base as a "cosmetic intervention" unless it removes president bashar assad from power, while the syrian leader's strong ally iran called saturday for the formation of an international fact-finding committee to investigate the chemical weapons attack in a northern syrian town that killed scores of people and trigged the american attack.






government forces target rebels in syrian cities


air strikes kill at least four people in rebel-held areas of homs and douma, a day after deadly attack on army officers.






trump retweets fox news report about syrians being ‘grateful’ for bombing their


president donald trump is apparently still glowing from the positive reaction to his decision to launch air strikes against a syrian air base last week. on tuesday morning, the president retweeted a fox news report about syrian citizens who were “grateful” for trump bombing their country...






syrian man who lost family in chemical attack speaks out


witnesses say bomb fell on khan sheikhoun and didn't explode, but killed 80 people, including abdel hameed al-youssef's 9-month-old twins






cooler and rainy days are ahead for southern california


soggy and cooler weather with breezy conditions is on tap for southern california on friday and saturday, forecasters said. a weak, low-pressure system slowly moving over southern california will first drench parts of san luis obispo and santa barbara counties and drop 2 to 4 inches of rain along...