Middle East matters

Syrian crisis: Where does Israel stand?

This week, Syria denounces what it says were two Israeli air strikes this weekend, one of them on Damascus airport. Next, we get a glimpse of life in Egypt's North Sinai region, an area barred to journalists and at the heart of the government's battle with Islamists. Finally, we take a ride on Iraq's last train: the Baghdad to Basra line still runs, a reminder of more peaceful and hopeful days.