BBC news with Suman Gamry.
President Trump has warned Russia in the starkest terms that he will respond to reported chemical weapon attack by Syrian government allies. Barbara Plett Usher reports from Washington.
The President has again taken to combat by Twitter as the Pentagon weights a military strike against Syria. In a tweet Mr. Trump said "get ready Russia, because missiles will be coming" as he put it, "nice and new and smart". He also said Russia shouldn't have allied itself to President Bashar al-Assad who he called a "gas killing animal". Earlier Russia's ambassador in Lebanon said his country would shoot down any US missile fired at Syria.
Reports from the Syrian city of Douma said dozens of people died in a gas attack just before rebels there capitulated. President Assad's government denies using chemical weapons.
The speaker of the US House of Representatives Paul Ryan has announced that he will not run for re-election in November. Mr. Ryan told the news conference he was proud to have seen through congressional reforms, including sweeping tax cuts and increased support for the military.
Probably the two biggest achievements for me are, first, the major reform of our tax code for the first time in 36 years, which has already been a huge success for this country. That's something I've been working on in my entire adult life. And after tax reform, addressing our military readiness crisis that was a top priority that we got done last month as well.
Mr. Ryan's departure follows a wave of retirements of Republican members of the House.
A military plane is crashed in Algeria, killing more than 250 people. The aircraft came down shortly after takeoff at Boufarik military airport near the capital Algiers. Roni Jeva reports.
Pictures from the scene of the crash showed dozens of body bags lying in an open green field. Officials from Algeria's Ministry of Defence say most of the dead are military personnel. Others who perished in the crash included the crew and people described as family members of those on board. An official from Algeria's ruling party said there're also 26 members of the Western Sahara Polisario Movement on board the military aircraft. The Polisario Front is an Algeria-backed separatist group, which has been struggling for the independence of the disputed Western Sahara territory that was annexed by Morocco in 1975.
1.Reports from the Syrian city of Douma said dozens of people died in a gas attack just before rebels there capitulated.
The enemy besieged in a few strongholds capitulated on the condition that they would be granted to return home voluntarily.
2.The aircraft came down shortly after takeoff at Boufarik military airport near the capital Algiers.
And those who want to pray before or after takeoff can be accommodated in a quiet room. 那些想在飞机起飞前或是降落后祈祷的乘客被安排到一个安静的房间。
特朗普发推特称，“俄罗斯要做好准备了，因为导弹就要来了”，用他的话来说，“这样既好又新还很聪明” 。他还说俄罗斯不应与巴沙尔·阿萨德总统结盟，他称巴沙尔·阿萨德总统是“用毒气杀人的野兽” 。
此前，俄罗斯驻黎巴嫩大使称俄国将击落任何投向叙利亚的美军导弹 。来自叙利亚杜马镇的报道称，在反叛军投降前，已有数十人死于毒气袭击 。阿萨德政府否认使用了化学武器 。
也许对我来说最大的两个成就是，第一，36年来的首次大规模税法改革，这是这个国家已取得的巨大成功 。这是我大半生都在为之努力的事情 。除了税法改革外，还有解决我们的军备危机，军备危机问题是当务之急，而我们也在上个月解决了此危机 。
坠机现场照片显示，绿地上放置着几十个裹尸袋 。阿尔及利亚国防部官员称，死者多数是军事人员 。其他在此次坠机中丧生者包括机组人员以及机上军人的家属 。一名阿尔及利亚执政党官员称，机上还有26名西撒哈拉波利萨里奥运动的成员 。西撒哈拉人民解放阵线是一个由阿尔及利亚支持的独立组织 。该组织一直在为西撒哈拉争议领土的独立而斗争，该领域在1975年被摩洛哥所占有 。