With little chance for a breakthrough, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appealed to both sides to allow humanitarian aid to reach the civilian population.
A war monitor said Russian warplanes hit a school basement in eastern Ghouta, killing at least 15 children. In New York, the UN human rights chief was blocked from addressing the Security Council on the carnage in Syria.
Holding the Syrian regime and its allies accountable for the horror inflicted on civilians is fraught with problems. How effective can the UN's legal mechanism be when funding is scarce? Teri Schultz reports.
The politicians from the opposition AfD shared their impressions of the war-torn country after returning from a controversial trip. They reiterated their stance that Syrian refugees in Germany should be sent back.
After Angela Merkel broke her silence on Turkey's Afrin offensive and condemned the attack, Ankara rejected her stance as "unacceptable." Merkel also decried the assault on Ghouta ahead of reports of evacuations.
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