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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

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

Media captionSeth Doane, CBS, visits the scene of the ‘chemical attack’ in Douma 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 town of Douma […]

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 […]

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 […]