Support appears to be growing for a plan to put Syria's chemical weapons under international supervision.
The story of Western intervention in the seven-year Syrian civil war is one of missed opportunities. In responding to such conflicts, the West must learn from its past mistakes, says DW's Kersten Knipp.
Civilians are continuing to flee from the Damascus suburb of eastern Ghouta, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says. Hundreds have died there in recent weeks.
Germany's defense minister has vowed 'consequences' over a nerve agent attack on ex-spy Sergei Skripal, which the UK blames on Russia. She also tied the attack to the use of chemical weapons in Syria.
The UN head has demanded an immediate halt to fighting in eastern Ghouta; Merkel and Macron say the Syrian regime as massacring its own people. But the world isn't doomed to sit back and watch, says DW's Bachir Amroune.
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