Saudi threatens military force to remove Syrian president Bashar al-Assad

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir talks to the press after a meeting about Syria at the French foreign ministry in Paris on May 9, 2016. (AFP)

These are some of the headlines we are tracking for you in this edition of Press TV's Top 5:

  • Saudi Arabia threatens to resort to force to remove Syrian president Bashar al-Assad as Iran says only Syrians can and should decide the future of their country.
  • Multiple bomb explosions in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, kill nearly 80 people and injure over 100 others. Daesh claims responsibility for one of the attacks.
  • The US Senate passes legislation that would allow the families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia. The White House says it strongly opposes the legislation.
  • Police in the French capital Paris fired tear gas at demonstrators who’d staged yet another rally in protest against the government’s proposed labor reforms.
  • In Venezuela, an opposition leader calls on the army to choose between the Constitution and President Nicolas Maduro, urging the nation to defy a government-announced emergency state.

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