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Syrian military strikes were successful, Pentagon says

Getty Images Defense Secretary Jim Mattis (L) and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford (R) brief members of the media on Syria at the Pentagon April 13, 2018 in Arlington, Virginia. The Pentagon on Saturday described the U.S.-led intervention in Syria as successful, adding that the …

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Syrian army vows to press war, rebels say strikes not enough

The Syrian opposition said Western strikes on Saturday would not change the course of the seven-year-old war as the army said it would crush remaining rebel parts of the country. The missiles by the United States, Britain, and France targeted President Bashar Assad’s chemical weapons capabilities in response to a …

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‘Winnie!’ South Africa bids farewell to Madikizela-Mandela

Millions of South Africans said an emotional goodbye to anti-apartheid icon Winnie Madikizela-Mandela on Saturday during her official funeral, with supporters fiercely defending her complex legacy. Thousands of mourners packed a 40,000-seat stadium to celebrate the powerful figure who will be buried as a national hero, after lively debate over …

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Trump to address the nation about Syria

Goran Tomasevic | Reuters A Kurdish fighter from the People’s Protection Units (YPG) looks at a smoke after an coalition airstrike in Raqqa, Syria June 16, 2017. This is breaking news. Check back for updates. President Donald Trump is about to address the nation Friday evening about Syria, NBC News …

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