Bana Alabed, a 7-year-old girl, is trying to survive in war-torn Aleppo. With the help of her mother, Fatemah, Bana sends messages to the world via Twitter. Messages between life and death.
With rebels holding onto less than one percent of eastern Aleppo, the Syrian army said it is close to declaring victory. Amid allegations of war crimes, the EU's top diplomat said it would not impose sanctions on Russia. (12.12.2016)
The UN cited reports of regime forces executing scores of civilians in Aleppo, as the attack on the rebels enters its final stage. Activists and opposition leaders sent out increasingly desperate pleas for a truce. (13.12.2016)
The US secretary of state and foreign ministers from Europe and the Middle East have met in the French capital to discuss ways of ending the war in Syria. All calls for a stop to the fighting have so far failed. (10.12.2016)
Russia's media regulators are demanding Twitter and YouTube delete the accounts of "undesired" NGOs. If they don't, authorities say both sites will be blocked in the country. Will Moscow follow through on its threat?
After Donald Trump's Twitter account was suspended for 11 minutes this month, the hunt was on to find the employee who did it. A German man and former Twitter contractor has come forward with his side of the story.
The Bundestag's new speaker, Wolfgang Schäuble, has asked lawmakers not to tweet during sessions. The call has been met with resistance and raised questions about social media's role in German politics.
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.
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