The US is weighing its military options in response to last week's alleged chemical attack in Syria.
Syria began its descent into civil war in early 2011, when government security forces shot and killed protesters. But if President Bashar al-Assad thought a show of force would end the protests, he was wrong.
Frustration over Syria is understandable. Nevertheless, Carla Del Ponte's resignation isn't, says Andreas Zumach.
Germany's Sigmar Gabriel and Russia's Sergey Lavrov have exchanged strong words during a joint press conference in Krasnodar. Gabriel accused the Syrian regime, which Russia backs in the region, of war crimes.
The US missile strike on a Syrian airbase was a violation of international law, and it must be condemned as such, writes DW's Kersten Knipp. Accepting it would lead to even greater injustice.
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