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.
With the help of airstrikes by Russia, President Bashar al-Assad's regime could soon take Aleppo. Capturing one of Syria's largest cities would be a turning point in the civil war, Middle East expert André Bank says.
At least 22 people have been killed in a double suicide bombing at an army checkpoint in the Syrian city of Homs, state TV reports. "Islamic State" has claimed responsibility for the carnage.
The Lebanese are known for their sense of drama, but not irony. Yet there is more to Samir Geagea's move than meets the eye. Michel Aoun's presidential bid is far from secure, as Martin Jay reports from Beirut.
Syria's civil war seems to be intensifying, as "IS" militants and pro-government forces fight over territory. Casualties among civilians are rising, and the jihadists have also been accused of abducting hundreds of them.
© 2016 Deutsche Welle |
Legal notice |
| Mobile version