Haifa has become a new entry point for goods from Turkey towards the Arab world. Cargo ships bring in trucks avoiding the Syrian war Zone. Israelis hope this new trade route is here to stay.
DW reports from Syria's besieged eastern Ghouta, the last rebel-held area near the capital. The Russia-backed regime has been bombarding it for weeks, despite a ceasefire.
Both President Steinmeier and King Abdullah II stopped short of declaring for one side in the controversy over Jerusalem's status. Steinmeier thanked Jordan for accepting hundreds of thousands of refugees from Syria.
Thousands of Syrian newborns in Lebanon run the risk of being citizens of nowhere due to Kafkaesque bureaucracy. One family decided to take matters into their own hands and are moving to Belgium. Anchal Vohra reports.
Aid groups are rushing to rescue Syrians in critical condition in Eastern Ghouta. But some have already died, while others fear reprisal from the regime if escorted to Damascus. Mat Nashed and Omar AlKhateeb report.
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