Dresden is marking the Allied bombing of the German city in 1945 but commemorations have been marred by protests. Members of the city's far-right scene are angry over a decision to feature an installation by a Syrian artist.
Three buses and 5,000 pieces of soap: Berlin has employed the full scope of its open-minded nature to react to the horrors of the war in Syria. But not everyone is enthused, says DW columnist Gero Schliess.
An installation made of three disused buses had sparked a heated debate in Dresden last February: The unusual peace memorial by a Syrian-born artist will be set up in front of the Brandenburg Gate for two weeks.
Russia has accused the US of "barbaric" bombardment of Raqqa, after US-backed forces took control of the city earlier this week. Forces on both sides are racing to reclaim land in Syria's oil-rich Deir el-Zour province.
A peace memorial by Syrian-born artist Manaf Halbouni drawing attention to the parallels between Syria's war and the 1945 bombing of Dresden has been unveiled in Dresden - to loud protests.
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