Syria ‘chemical’ attack: Experts finally visit Douma site

Syria ‘chemical’ attack: Experts finally visit Douma site

Media captionA short guide to the Syrian civil war International chemical weapons experts have finally inspected the site of a suspected attack near Damascus which caused an international crisis. The team from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) travelled to the town of Douma and collected samples and other items. Last week […]

Palestinian lecturer and Hamas member killed in Malaysia

Palestinian lecturer and Hamas member killed in Malaysia

Image copyright EPA Image caption Ten shots were fired at the Palestinian professor early on Saturday morning A Palestinian professor and member of the Hamas militant organisation has been killed in a drive-by shooting on the streets of the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur. The family of Fadi al-Batsh, 35, has accused Israel’s spy agency Mossad […]

Syria returns Légion d’honneur award to France

Syria returns Légion d’honneur award to France

Image copyright AFP Image caption The award was handed back via the Romanian embassy, which represents French interests in Syria Syria has returned to France the prestigious Légion d’honneur presented to President Bashar al-Assad, saying he would not wear the award of a country that was a “slave” to America. The move comes days after […]

Mohammed Zammar: German jihadist ‘detained by Syrian Kurds’

Mohammed Zammar: German jihadist ‘detained by Syrian Kurds’

Image copyright Twitter/@bjoernstritzel Image caption In 2014, Mohammed Zammar was filmed at a meeting between IS militants and Syrian tribesmen A Syrian-born German jihadist linked to the 11 September 2001 attackers has reportedly been detained by Kurdish fighters in northern Syria. A commander of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces alliance told the AFP news agency […]

UN Security Council seeks to heal Syria divisions in Sweden

UN Security Council seeks to heal Syria divisions in Sweden

Image copyright EPA Image caption The farmhouse where the diplomats are meeting is that of ex-UN Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld In a rare meeting outside New York, the UN Security Council is holding talks at a remote farmhouse in southern Sweden. The informal session, which is held annually, is expected to focus on the Syrian conflict […]

Syria returns Légion d’honneur award to France

Syria returns Légion d’honneur award to France

Image copyright AFP Image caption The award was handed back via the Romanian embassy, which represents French interests in Syria Syria has returned to France the prestigious Légion d’honneur presented to President Bashar al-Assad, saying he would not wear the award of a country that was a “slave” to America. The move comes days after […]

Mohammed Zammar: German jihadist ‘detained by Syrian Kurds’

Mohammed Zammar: German jihadist ‘detained by Syrian Kurds’

Image copyright Twitter/@bjoernstritzel Image caption In 2014, Mohammed Zammar was filmed at a meeting between IS militants and Syrian tribesmen A Syrian-born German jihadist linked to the 11 September 2001 attackers has reportedly been detained by Kurdish fighters in northern Syria. A commander of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces alliance told the AFP news agency […]

Syria returns Légion d’honneur award to France

Syria returns Légion d’honneur award to France

Image copyright AFP Image caption The award was handed back via the Romanian embassy, which represents French interests in Syria Syria has returned to France the prestigious Légion d’honneur presented to President Bashar al-Assad, saying he would not wear the award of a country that was a “slave” to America. The move comes days after […]

Mohammed Zammar: German jihadist ‘detained by Syrian Kurds’

Mohammed Zammar: German jihadist ‘detained by Syrian Kurds’

Image copyright Twitter/@bjoernstritzel Image caption In 2014, Mohammed Zammar was filmed at a meeting between IS militants and Syrian tribesmen A Syrian-born German jihadist linked to the 11 September 2001 attackers has reportedly been detained by Kurdish fighters in northern Syria. A commander of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces alliance told the AFP news agency […]

Syria returns Légion d’honneur award to France

Syria returns Légion d’honneur award to France

Image copyright AFP Image caption The award was handed back via the Romanian embassy, which represents French interests in Syria Syria has returned to France the prestigious Légion d’honneur presented to President Bashar al-Assad, saying he would not wear the award of a country that was a “slave” to America. The move comes days after […]