The Légion d'honneur is handed back after France joined the US and Britain in air strikes on Syria.
The head of Mashhad's Islamic guidance department had authorised a concert at a shopping centre.
How one man is getting ordinary Palestinians and Israelis to talk peace with each other.
For the first time in 35 years, Saudis are allowed to go to the cinema.
Mohammed Zammar, who was linked to the 9/11 attackers, is reportedly being held in northern Syria.
An idyllic holiday resort on the banks of the Red Sea was a base for Israeli spies with a secret mission.
The three firms say they did not know their exports of a Sarin-linked chemical to Syria might be illegal.
It is unclear when chemical weapons experts will be able to start work after Tuesday's incident.
Experts describe the challenges facing those investigating an alleged chemical attack in Syria.
Seven major moments from Israel's history, as the country turns 70.
A journey into the recently recaptured city reveals humanitarian suffering and a bomb-making factory.
Saudi Arabia's decision to open its first cinema for 35 years hints at wider changes taking place.
International inspectors will be allowed to visit Douma on Wednesday, the Russian military announces.
The songs were collected over decades by an Italian composer and performed at a concert in Israel.
The Syrian president's teenagers stayed at a famous beach camp in Russian-controlled Crimea.
France's president also says he convinced his US ally to limit recent strikes to chemical sites.
This is the story of Masa and her family, who survived the suspected chemical attack in Syria, in her own words.
The US president accuses "fake news media" of trying to demean US-led strikes on Syria.
The tunnel was heading towards an Israeli community near the Gaza border, Israel's military says.
President Trump vows to repeat Saturday's strikes on Syria if it carries out new chemical attacks.
Experts explain why the US, Britain and France have chosen to launch air strikes in Syria and how effective this will be.
How the US, UK and France attack on suspected chemical weapons facilities unfolded.
The US leader has all but admitted the broader Syrian war is not a US interest, writes PJ Crowley.
He tweets "Mission Accomplished" after the US, UK and France launch strikes following an alleged chemical attack.
CBS reporter Seth Doane in Damascus, Syria, describes the moment the air strikes started.
Legal justifications can be made, but do they stack up? Law Professor Marc Weller looks at the arguments.
Footage of cruise missiles being launched from a ship in an unknown location and French jets taking off.
They say they hit chemical weapons sites in the biggest military action against President Assad so far.
Double the firepower with new allies - but is it enough to stop Assad's chemical weapon use?
Israel says the Iranian drone it shot down in February was loaded with explosives for an attack.