BEIRUT (AP) — One year after the deadly chemical attack on rebel-held areas outside Damascus, the victims and their families have yet to see those behind the mass killings held responsible, a human rights group said Thursday.
British retail sales grew in July at a weaker pace than expected, according to official data on Thursday. Separate government finances data showed an unexpected deficit in July for the second year running, continuing the weak start to this tax year and leaving the government more catching up to do to meet its fiscal goals. Retail sales volumes rose 0.1 percent on the month to show 2.6 percent growth on the year, according to the Office for National Statistics. Economists had expected retail sales to edge up 0.4 percent on the month.
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — An Israeli airstrike in Gaza killed three senior commanders of the Hamas military wing Thursday, delivering a likely blow to the organization's morale and highlighting the long reach of Israel's intelligence services.