Syria street in Tripoli in northern Lebanon is on the front line of a religious and political conflict. Sunnis versus Shi'ite Alawites. Both groups are Muslim - but they're bitter enemies.
The situation in Aleppo appears increasingly hopeless. This civil war is on the brink of its greatest humanitarian disaster. But there's not much the West can do on its own, writes DW's Loay Mudhoon.
As the Syrian civil war grinds through its sixth year, Aleppo has become a vital strategic battleground. But Hezbollah's leader also made a rare acknowledgement of the casualties his troops have suffered.
Leaders of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's Alawite branch of Islam have openly taken a stand against his regime. In a document obtained by media, heads of the sect also call for peace after five years of war.
The Kurds have advanced to a position in which they may determine the future of the Middle East. But they are riven by historic rivalries and blocked by regional powers.
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