A bomb that struck close to the Syrian capital Damascus has left at least sixteen people dead. President Assad was dealt another blow when one of his allies admitted the possibility of the rebels winning the conflict.
Should the West take military action against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime and the Russian forces supporting him? Middle East expert Udo Steinbach makes the case for just such a course of action.
At the UN Security Council emergency meeting, the US accused Russia of "barbarism" in Syria. Warplanes supporting Syrian government forces again pounded Aleppo where water supplies have been destroyed.
Syrians have had to learn a bitter lesson in recent days: They're starving, whether there's a ceasefire in place or not, says Jürgen Stryjak.
A majority of German parliamentarians have come out in support of a proposed temporary halt to military flights over Syria. But for the idea to have any chance of working, Russia will have to come on board.
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