Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called on world powers to stop “arms wrestling” on Syria amid an unprecedented upsurge of tension between the United States and Russia over an alleged chemical attack near the Syrian capital earlier this month.
Erdogan concerned by world powers ‘arms wrestling’ on Syria amid tensions between Russia, US
Egyptian authorities have decided to court-martial former anti-graft chief Hisham Genena, two months after he was beaten up and arrested as a member of a short-lived campaign for a potential presidential candidate.
Egypt refers former anti-graft chief to military trial
Russia says threats by the US and France to launch a military aggression against Syria violate the UN Charter, calling on the West to "seriously consider" the consequences of such intimidation.
Seriously consider consequences of attack on Syria: Russia to West
Saudi Arabia has announced that its defense systems have intercepted three missiles, allegedly fired from Yemen, in skies over the capital Riyadh.
Missiles fired from Yemen intercepted over Saudi capital
Russia to US: Save your missiles for terrorists
Trump warns missiles 'will be coming' to Syria
Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said that nations in the region will not forget the Saudi regime’s role in creating extremism, advising the Al Saud regime to learn from the fate of its former ally, Saddam Hussein.
Qassemi: People in region will not forget Saudis’ role in creating extremism
Syria’s Permanent Representative to the UN Dr. Bashar al-Jaafari stressed that the threats by Western states to launch an aggression on Syria and their maneuvers, misdirection, lies, and terrorism will not dissuade Syria from preserving its sovereignty and territorial integrity and from confronting any aggression regardless of its source, adding that Syria will not allow any of the permanent or non-permanent member states to do in Syria what they have done in Iraq or Libya, IRNA wrote.
Damascus: US, UK, France don't like ending war in Syria
The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) failed to adopt three competing resolutions on the alleged chemical incident in Syria as US and Russia voted against each other.
UNSC session on Syria ends in total failure
The White House says US President Donald Trump has cancelled his first official trip to Latin America originally planned for this week to focus on the issue of a suspected chemical attack in Syria.
Trump cancels Latin America trip to ‘oversee American response to Syria’
French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday reiterated the importance of preserving the 2015 Iran nuclear deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) while at the same time criticizing Tehran's missile program.
French president: JCPOA should be preserved

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