Most of the buildings are severely damaged or even completely destroyed. Still the refugees that returned to their houses and flats in eastern Aleppo on Sunday were happy to be back home.
Germany has decided against military involvement in Syria's civil war, although it welcomes US-led airstrikes against the Assad regime. Marcel Fürstenau unpacks this seeming contradiction.
The 28 ministers agreed that airstrikes in Syria were understandable and blamed Assad for chemical weapons attacks. The EU reached conclusions despite diverging opinions on how to work with Russia in peace talks.
Israel celebrates its 70th anniversary this year under the banner "A legacy of innovation." But festivities have been overshadowed by tensions on the northern border. Tania Krämer reports from Jerusalem.
Every war has economic impacts. Escalating the conflict in Syria, a multi-sided proxy war involving multiple regional and global powers, will have broad consequences. Higher oil prices may be among the outcomes.
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