However, the report adds that " more than 450 reports of civilian casualties from 2017 remained to be assessed", meaning the number of civilian casualties caused by United States military operations could go up. Regime shelling and air strikes killed 77 civilians in May, it said, while 19 had died in air raids by regime ally Russian Federation. The report was delivered under a mandate signed into effect by executive order by then-President Barack Obama in 2016.
They have been trying to sway Mueller away from seeking a subpoena to force Trump to testify before a grand jury. President Trump's lawyers have asserted that he cannot be compelled to testify and argued in a confidential letter that he could not have committed obstruction because he has unfettered authority over all federal investigations.
Since March, protesters have been demanding the right for Palestinian refugees to return to Israel after they left or were forced to leave after Israel was created in 1948. The UN envoy for the Middle East, Nickolay Mladenov, said in a tweet that "Medical workers are #NotATarget! " and that "Israel needs to calibrate its use of force and Hamas need to prevent incidents at the fence".
What do you think was in the letter delivered to Trump from Kim Jong Un? Others compared the delivery to a novelty greeting card or an envelope used in a game show. "And you know, this war has been going on - it's got to be the longest war - nearly 70 years, right?" Since taking power in 2011, Kim has not publicly met with another head of state in North Korea.
The freshly introduced metal tariffs reportedly threaten €6.4 billion ($7.4 billion) worth of European exports to the US. Retaliatory measures are now planned - and Europe will take Washington to the World Trade Organisation to challenge the legality of its move.
After regaining control of Syria's two largest cities - Aleppo and Damascus - Assad this spring set his sights on areas in the country that remain outside his control and in rebel hands. "We will continue to act against [Tehran's] intention to establish a military presence in Syria across from us, not just across from the Golan Heights but anywhere in Syria", he said.