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.
Russia has approved a law ratifying Moscow's deal with Syria to deploy its forces in the country indefinitely. This paves the way for permanent Russian military bases in the Middle East as Assad vows to defeat rebels.
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.
The schism between Sunnis and Shiites in Islam has divided the Middle East for several centuries. Here's a look at how the old religious divide has translated into a modern war in Yemen.
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.
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