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.
The Syrian military has extended its ceasefire around the capital although fighting is still going on in the country's north. Meanwhile, US Secretary of State John Kerry is trying to revive peace talks.
There is growing concern in Europe about the prospect of suspected war criminals from Syria entering the asylum system. Tom Rollins reports on the case of one man who says he's been unfairly targeted.
Washington's decision to stay out of Syria's civil war means it has little sway to compel peace among the warring factions. As a result, the prospects for a sustained cease-fire and eventual peace may be far away.
The area around Manolada is often linked to the abuse of migrant workers toiling in its strawberry fields. Now it has become the site of the unlikeliest refugee camp in the country, as Pavlos Zafiropoulos reports.
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