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Friday, Apr 20

06

Syria returns Légion d'honneur award to France

BBC / Middle East

The Légion d'honneur is handed back after France joined the US and Britain in air strikes on Syria.

Thursday, Apr 19

19

Iran arrests official after youths dance at shopping centre concert

BBC / News

The head of Mashhad's Islamic guidance department had authorised a concert at a shopping centre.

17

The peace talks with a difference

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How one man is getting ordinary Palestinians and Israelis to talk peace with each other.

15

What's the first film to be shown in Saudi Arabian cinemas?

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For the first time in 35 years, Saudis are allowed to go to the cinema.

14

Mohammed Zammar: German jihadist 'detained by Syrian Kurds'

BBC / Middle East

Mohammed Zammar, who was linked to the 9/11 attackers, is reportedly being held in northern Syria.

02

The holiday village run by spies

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An idyllic holiday resort on the banks of the Red Sea was a base for Israeli spies with a secret mission.

Wednesday, Apr 18

18

Belgium firms prosecuted over exporting Sarin precursor to Syria

BBC / Europe

The three firms say they did not know their exports of a Sarin-linked chemical to Syria might be illegal.

16

Syria 'chemical attack': Shooting delays OPCW visit to site

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It is unclear when chemical weapons experts will be able to start work after Tuesday's incident.

Chemical attack

BBC / Middle East

Experts describe the challenges facing those investigating an alleged chemical attack in Syria.

04

In pictures: Israel at 70 - seven major moments

BBC / Middle East

Seven major moments from Israel's history, as the country turns 70.

Tuesday, Apr 17

13

Syria war: Inside Douma, Eastern Ghouta, bombed city of the 'chemical attack'

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A journey into the recently recaptured city reveals humanitarian suffering and a bomb-making factory.

02

Why has Saudi Arabia decided cinemas are OK?

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Saudi Arabia's decision to open its first cinema for 35 years hints at wider changes taking place.

Monday, Apr 16

21

Syria air strikes: Russia denies tampering with suspected chemical attack site

BBC / News

International inspectors will be allowed to visit Douma on Wednesday, the Russian military announces.

16

Music by Nazi death camp prisoners played for first time

BBC / News

The songs were collected over decades by an Italian composer and performed at a concert in Israel.

12

Russian-controlled Crimea's Artek youth camp hosted Assad children

BBC / Europe

The Syrian president's teenagers stayed at a famous beach camp in Russian-controlled Crimea.

02

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

BBC

France's president also says he convinced his US ally to limit recent strikes to chemical sites.

Sunday, Apr 15

22

Syria 'chemical attack': Family seen in hospital video speak

BBC / News

This is the story of Masa and her family, who survived the suspected chemical attack in Syria, in her own words.

16

Syria air strikes: Trump defends claiming 'mission accomplished'

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The US president accuses "fake news media" of trying to demean US-led strikes on Syria.

14

Israel destroys 'longest and deepest' Gaza tunnel

BBC

The tunnel was heading towards an Israeli community near the Gaza border, Israel's military says.

02

Syria air strikes: US still 'locked and loaded' for new chemical attacks

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President Trump vows to repeat Saturday's strikes on Syria if it carries out new chemical attacks.

Saturday, Apr 14

23

Experts debate the tactics and timings

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Experts explain why the US, Britain and France have chosen to launch air strikes in Syria and how effective this will be.

17

Syria strikes: 12 hours in two mins

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How the US, UK and France attack on suspected chemical weapons facilities unfolded.

Can Trump just walk away?

BBC / Middle East

The US leader has all but admitted the broader Syrian war is not a US interest, writes PJ Crowley.

16

Syria air strikes: Trump hails 'perfect' mission

BBC

He tweets "Mission Accomplished" after the US, UK and France launch strikes following an alleged chemical attack.

14

Syria air strikes: Eyewitness describes moment missiles struck

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CBS reporter Seth Doane in Damascus, Syria, describes the moment the air strikes started.

13

Syria air strikes: Were they legal?

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Legal justifications can be made, but do they stack up? Law Professor Marc Weller looks at the arguments.

12

Syria air strikes: Missiles fired from French naval ship

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Footage of cruise missiles being launched from a ship in an unknown location and French jets taking off.

11

Syria air strikes: US and allies attack 'chemical weapons sites'

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They say they hit chemical weapons sites in the biggest military action against President Assad so far.

10

Syria air strikes: Will West's attack sway Syria's Assad?

BBC / News

Double the firepower with new allies - but is it enough to stop Assad's chemical weapon use?

02

Iranian drone was sent to Israel 'to attack'

BBC / News

Israel says the Iranian drone it shot down in February was loaded with explosives for an attack.