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.
For the first time since the nuclear deal, Iran and US negotiators will sit the same table. Experts say Tehran's presence is crucial, but they doubt the two sides will find common ground on the Syrian civil war.
The terrorist organization "Islamic State" has claimed responsibility for brutal twin bomb attacks in Beirut. Political scientist Bente Scheller tells DW why she is confident in Lebanon's resiliency.
Top diplomats from around the world have arrived in Austria to discuss a peaceful resolution to the Syrian civil war. On the eve of the talks, Iranian officials hinted they could envision ally Assad stepping down.
The regime of Bashar al-Assad is still strong, and the Western idea of toppling it has proven to be an illusion, according to German Middle East expert Michael Lüders. There are no easy solutions in sight, he told DW.