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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

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 air strikes: Trump defends claiming ‘mission accomplished’

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

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’}

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 […]

Syria air strikes: Trump defends claiming ‘mission accomplished’

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

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 […]

Syria man ‘stranded at Malaysia airport for weeks’

Image copyright Hassan Al-Kontar Image caption Mr Hassan told the BBC that the psychological effects of being stuck in airport limbo are beginning to “get to him” A Syrian man says he has spent over a month stranded in the transit section of a Malaysian airport, partly as a consequence of his country’s civil war. […]