Syrian media has accused Israel of bombing a military research center near Damascus. The allegations are causing furor within Syria and among its allies.
The US has delivered military equipment worth $50 million (45 million euros) to Lebanon's security forces. Washington says the cargo aims to help Lebanon tackle the threat from militants in neighboring Syria.
The situation in Aleppo appears increasingly hopeless. This civil war is on the brink of its greatest humanitarian disaster. But there's not much the West can do on its own, writes DW's Loay Mudhoon.
German Foreign Minister Steinmeier and UN Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura are attempting to reinvigorate peace talks between warring factions in Syria. A new round of talks could begin as early as August.
The Shiite militant group Hezbollah has blamed Sunni extremists, not Israel, for the death of its top commander in Syria this week. The Lebanese group's battle-hardened fighters have helped prop up the Assad regime.
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