Russian Federation and Syria have said there was no evidence of a chemical weapons attack. Putin added that Russian military experts who inspected Douma found no trace of the attack.
Saeed noted that he could not have stayed at the research center after the strikes if it had contained chemical weapons, as claimed by the United States and its allies.
The vote reflected support for the airstrikes on Syrian chemical sites but also again demonstrated the paralysis of the U.N.'s most powerful body in dealing with the seven-year-long Syrian conflict.
At a Pentagon briefing on April 14, Lieutenant-General Kenneth McKenzie said three sites that are "fundamental components of the regime's chemical-weapons infrastructure" were struck.
While the Pentagon claimed the missile barrage hit their targets and would cripple Assad's ability to develop, produce or deploy chemical or biological weapons, the long-term effect was less clear.
The ministry reported that a total of 100 cruise and air-to-surface missiles had been fired (while 59 missiles were fired at the Shayrat Airbase last year), a lot of them were shot down by Syria's air defense units upon approaching their targets. "This massacre was a significant escalation in a pattern of chemical weapons used by that very bad regime".
He authorized a barrage of Tomahawk cruise missiles to hit a single Syrian airfield in April 2017 in retaliation for Assad's use of sarin gas against civilians.
Barry Lewis: Facebook and the illusion of privacy
In a rocky interview with Savannah Guthrie of the "Today" show last week, Sheryl Sandberg was asked what product Facebook sells. The bill also received support from Twitter Tuesday , just hours ahead of Zuckerberg's testimony before members of Congress.
Saudi Arab League Summit
King Salman on Sunday announced a $150 million donation for the maintenance of Islamic heritage in East Jerusalem. He added: "East Jerusalem is an integral part of the Palestinian territories".
Bucks open playoff series against Celtics Sunday
The Milwaukee Bucks will face the Boston Celtics in the first of a best-of-seven-games series this Sunday afternoon in Boston. This time around, we have a number of players who will be playing a postseason game for the first time in their lives.
Watch out for tax scams ahead of April deadline
Check with your state's department of revenue/taxation for information about filing for a tax extension. They'll need to wait because they don't have the information necessary to compute their tax obligation.
Nigeria nabs more suspects over bank robbery
The Force PRO stated that the suspect named Shogo, alleged to be a drug baron and dealer in Indian hemp, was arrested in Offa. They say the truck was driven to the bank's parking lot at the time of the robbery and was located nearby by police.
Pravin Togadia quits as VHP International President
But he called gau-rakshaks 'gundas (goons). "I was shocked as this government has helped Pakistan-supporters", he went on to say. Togadia's strong pro-Hindutva remarks were not in sync with Modi who was trying to reinvent himself for a larger national role.