More than a thousand refugees are being housed in a convention center in Berlin. Boredom is widespread -- but everyone is also worried about how family and friends are doing.
A foundation set up by George and Amal Clooney is to fund public schools for 3,000 Syrian refugee children in Lebanon. Close to 200,000 Syrian refugee children in Lebanon are currently out of school.
Beirut has begun strikes against "Islamic State" positions near its border with Syria. The move is a precarious one, as it places the US-backed army tenuously on the same side as Hezbollah and Bashar al-Assad.
The Social Democrats' leader has warned of the "fatal mistake" of mixing the debate on integration with security policy. Weeks ahead of key elections, the SPD has tried to distance itself from Angela Merkel's CDU.
Integrating refugees into the workforce has been a major challenge for the German government. But for one Syrian refugee, a trainee position at a renovation company could be the key to building a new life in Germany.
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