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 […]

Syria chemical attack: Investigators allowed to visit site after delay

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Residents ride through the ruined streets of Douma on Sunday, a week after the attack Five days after their arrival, chemical weapons inspectors in Syria will be given access to an alleged attack site on Wednesday, Russia says. The team has been in the country since Saturday but has been […]

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: Russia ‘not tampering’ with chemical attack site

Media captionWatch the key moments over 12 hours – in two minutes Russia has denied interfering with evidence at the site of a suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria which led to Saturday’s military intervention by the US, the UK and France. In an interview for BBC’s Hardtalk, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said: “I […]

Russia’s Artek youth camp hosted Assad children

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

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’

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

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 […]

Iranian drone was sent to Israel ‘to attack’

Image copyright IDF Image caption Israel said the drone it shot down in February was sent by Iran on an attack mission Israel has said the Iranian drone it shot down in February was loaded with explosives and “tasked to attack”. On Friday, Israel’s military said that it came to the conclusion after “flight path […]