UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon arrived in Switzerland ahead of Syria peace talks.
Speaking at the UN, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas accused Syrian President Bashar Assad of "inhumane behavior" in alleged chemical attacks in Douma. He also pushed Berlin's bid for a seat on the Security Council.
Syrian rebels are leaving an enclave northeast of the capital, state media reported. It comes as Russia said inspectors from world's chemical arms watchdog had arrived in Douma, where an alleged chemical attack occurred.
While the West is angry with Russia, the feeling in Moscow is mutual. What are the chances the current slide in relations can be halted? Tim Sebastian meets Russian Deputy Foreign Minster Sergey Ryabkov.
Berlin is upping its aid to Syria and refugees in the region, pledging to deliver an extra €1 billion. The UN has urged donor countries to contribute, warning that 13 million people are in need of emergency aid.
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