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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 […]

Syrian girl relives day of ‘chemical attack’

This is the story of Masa, who survived the suspected chemical attack in Syria, in her own words. Speaking on Sunday alongside her mother, she described how she and her family were hiding in a basement when a “barrel” dropped. Syrian girl relives day of ‘chemical attack’}

Syria air strikes: Trump defends claiming ‘mission accomplished’

Syria air strikes: Trump defends claiming ‘mission accomplished’

Media captionWatch the key moments over 12 hours – in two minutes President Donald Trump has defended the use of the term “mission accomplished” amid criticism following US, UK and French strikes on targets in Syria. He accused the “fake news media” of seizing on the term to demean the strikes, carried out in response […]

Israel destroys ‘longest and deepest’ Gaza tunnel

Israel destroys ‘longest and deepest’ Gaza tunnel

Image copyright Israel military Image caption The tunnel had been under observation for some time, Israel said The Israeli military has disabled a major tunnel dug by militants which reached into Israel from the Gaza Strip, officials say. Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said it was the longest and deepest tunnel of its kind Israel had […]