Images Show Rapid Chinese Progress on New South China Sea Airstrip

Xi Jinping

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Recent satellite images published on Thursday show China has made rapid progress in building an airstrip suitable for military use in contested territory in the South China Sea’s Spratly Islands and may be planning another, moves that have been greeted with concern in the United States and Asia.

Syria Gas Attack Video Moves U.N. Security Council Envoys to Tears

Children receive oxygen in rebel-held village attacked with poisonous chlorine gas / AP

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Members of the United Nations Security Council teared up on Thursday when Syrian doctors showed a video of failed attempts to resuscitate three children after a chlorine gas attack in March, prompting renewed calls for accountability.