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Syria returns Legion d’honneur award to France

Syria returns Legion d’honneur award to France

Image copyright AFP Image caption The award was handed back via the Romanian embassy, which represents French interests in Syria Syria has returned to France the prestigious Legion d’honneur presented to President Bashar al-Assad, saying he would not wear the award of a country that was a “slave” to America. The move comes days after […]

Iran arrests official after youths dance at shopping centre concert

Skip Twitter post by @FarsNews_Agency End of Twitter post by @FarsNews_Agency The head of the department of Islamic guidance in the Iranian city of Mashhad has been arrested after people danced at an event in a local shopping centre. A video showed a crowd of men and women enjoying a performance by a singer. Mixing […]

The holiday village run by spies

Arous was an idyllic holiday resort in the Sudanese desert, on the shores of the Red Sea. But this glamorous destination was a base for Israeli agents with a secret mission. “Arous on the Red Sea, a wonderful world apart,” the glossy brochure says, pronouncing it “the diving and desert recreation centre of Sudan” Illustrated […]

Syria ‘chemical attack’: Shooting delays OPCW visit to site

Syria ‘chemical attack’: Shooting delays OPCW visit to site

Media captionSeth Doane from CBS News visits the scene of the ‘chemical attack’ in Douma Efforts by international experts to examine the scene of a suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria have been delayed again after a UN risk assessment team came under fire. Shots were fired when a security team visited Douma on Tuesday […]

Syria ‘chemical attack’: OPCW Douma visit ‘delayed by security issue’

Syria ‘chemical attack’: OPCW Douma visit ‘delayed by security issue’

Media captionSeth Doane, CBS, visits the scene of the ‘chemical attack’ in Douma Experts from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons appear to have delayed their visit to the site of an alleged chemical attack in Syria. The fact-finding team were expected to travel from Damascus to the nearby town of Douma on […]

In pictures: Israel at 70 – seven major moments

The 1967 Six Day War changed the landscape of the Middle East. Israel launched a pre-emptive attack on Egypt, whose leader had threatened to wipe out the Jewish state. The ensuing conflict with Egypt, Jordan and Syria ended with Israel occupying the Sinai peninsula, Gaza, East Jerusalem, the West Bank, and the Golan Heights. It […]

Syria ‘chemical attack’: Investigators await UN green light on Douma

Syria ‘chemical attack’: Investigators await UN green light on Douma

Media captionSeth Doane, CBS, visits the scene of the ‘chemical attack’ in Douma Experts from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons will visit the site of an alleged chemical attack on Wednesday if the UN says it is safe to do so, Syria says. OPCW experts have been in Damascus since Saturday. A […]

In pictures: Israel at 70 – seven iconic moments

The 1967 Six Day War changed the landscape of the Middle East. Israel launched a pre-emptive attack on Egypt, whose leader had threatened to wipe out the Jewish state. The ensuing conflict with Egypt, Jordan and Syria ended with Israel occupying the Sinai peninsula, Gaza, East Jerusalem, the West Bank, and the Golan Heights. It […]

Syria ‘chemical attack’: OPCW investigators to be allowed into Douma

Syria ‘chemical attack’: OPCW investigators to be allowed into Douma

Image copyright AFP Image caption Russian troops in Douma, where an alleged chemical attack took place The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons will be given access to an alleged chemical attack site in Syria on Wednesday, Russia says. Experts arrived in Damascus on Saturday, but they have been unable to visit the nearby […]

Russian-controlled Crimea’s Artek youth camp hosted Assad children

Russian-controlled Crimea’s Artek youth camp hosted Assad children

Image copyright AFP Image caption President Assad and his wife Asma pictured together in Damascus in 2010 The Syrian president has revealed that his children had a holiday last year at Artek, a famous Russian-run youth camp on the Black Sea. Bashar al-Assad and his wife Asma have two sons – Hafez (16) and Karim […]

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