Syria warned that it could use its right to respond in self-defense to recent Israeli air raids against a civilian airport near Damascus by striking Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport if the UN Security Council fails to shoulder its responsibilities and act against the regime’s aggression.
An Israeli minister has threatened that the regime will hit Syria’s Russia-made S-300 missile defense systems, even those manned by the Russian military itself, should the launchers target Tel Aviv’s warplanes.
US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would be willing to shut down the US government if Congress does not provide enough funding for border security, reversing a stance he took a day earlier.
Italy threatened to bar ships of the EU naval force from bringing migrants picked up in the Mediterranean to its ports unless the bloc comes up with ways to share the burden of taking them in, officials in Brussels said.
Italy's populist government warned it would pull European Union funding unless it agrees to take some of the 150 people stranded on an Italian coastguard ship Friday, sparking a fresh immigration row with the bloc.
Donald Trump’s administration on Friday imposed new tariffs on $34 billion of annual imports from China as the US president threatened to extend levies to all $500 billion of goods imported from the country, the biggest shot so far in the trade war between the world’s two largest economies.
Nine of the countries at risk of losing citizens in the upcoming decades are eastern European nations, whose young populations head to western Europe to find work, according to a Bloomberg report based on UN data.
The Israeli military has threatened to launch an incursion into Syria “to protect” the people of a village populated by the Arab country’s Druze minority, who are themselves supportive of the Syrian government.