The Zif clinic in northern Israel is treating war-wounded from neighboring Syria. But the cross-border humanitarian effort means doctors and patients find themselves in a difficult situation:
The leaders of Russia, Turkey and Iran have met in Sochi to discuss strategy in Syria. Meanwhile, some parts of the Syrian opposition forces met in Saudi Arabia ahead of UN-backed peace talks.
Russia's military plans to reduce its involvement in Syria this year as it nears the completion of its goals there, chief of the General Staff Valery Gerasimov has said. Two Russian bases are to remain.
Syria's complex and devastating civil war has drawn in multiple foreign powers since it broke out in 2011. DW examines where four key countries stand on the conflict.
Tensions between Saudi Arabia, Lebanon and Iran are putting a strain on the entire region, with Israel at risk of being drawn into a war with Hezbollah, as Tania Krämer reports.
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