Since last September, seven-year-old Bana Alabed and her mother Fatemah have been tweeting about the war in the Syrian city of Aleppo. Their account shows how the war affects their family's life.
Syria faces a "merciless war against children," with more children killed in 2017 than ever before, according to a UNICEF report. Hundreds of children have also been forced to take part in the fighting.
Citing a lack of trust in media coverage, AfD parliamentarians have gone to Syria to assess the security situation for themselves. The party has been pushing to declare Syria a safe country and send back Syrian refugees.
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.
The US will resume admitting refugees from countries that it said posed increased security risks. Officials will apply extra vetting to people from the mostly Middle Eastern and African nations.
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