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 […]

Belgium firms prosecuted over exporting Sarin precursor to Syria

Image copyright AFP Image caption There are claims Sarin has been used in a number of recent attacks in Syria, but the country’s stockpiles of the nerve agent are supposed to have been destroyed Three Belgian companies are to be prosecuted for exporting chemicals that could be used in the production of the deadly nerve […]

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

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

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Residents ride through the ruined streets of Douma on Sunday, a week after the attack 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 […]

Syria chemical attack: Investigators allowed to visit site

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Residents ride through the ruined streets of Douma on Sunday, a week after the attack Chemical weapons inspectors in Syria will be permitted to visit the site of an alleged chemical attack on Wednesday, Russia has said. The international team has been in the country since Saturday, but has not […]

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 […]

Syria air strikes: Macron says he convinced Trump not to pull out troops

Media captionWatch the key moments over 12 hours – in two minutes French President Emmanuel Macron has said he convinced US President Donald Trump not to withdraw troops from Syria and instead commit “for the long term”. Earlier this month, Mr Trump declared that the US would “be coming out of Syria very soon”. On […]