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.
A group of 41 Syrian rebel factions have called for their forces to unite against the Assad regime and its backers, Iran and Russia. Meanwhile, the Syria Muslim Brotherhood and Saudi clerics have issued calls for jihad.
There is only one point that is clear in Iran's proposals for solving the Syrian crisis: Strongman Bashar al-Assad should not be toppled. Tehran also says it's onboard for "democratization" and fighting terror.
Germany's foreign minister says Russia should think carefully about actions that could prolong Syrian President Assad's hold on power. The UN has warned 1 million more Syrians will be displaced before the year's end.
US Secretary of State John Kerry discussed fighting in Syria and Yemen with his Iranian counterpart Javad Zarif on the sidelines of a UN meeting in New York. The US is reportedly working on a new Syria strategy.