A severe winter storm has hit parts of Jordan and Syria. It has brought snow and freezing temperatures to the region. For many Syrian refugees staying in makeshift accomodation, life just became much more difficult.
As record amounts of late-winter snow cover areas of northern Europe, a new storm from the south has brought freezing rain and thunderstorms to the continent. Subzero temperatures have killed dozens since last Friday.
Syria faces a "merciless war against children," with more children killed in 2017 than ever before, according to a UNICEF report. Hundreds of children have also been forced to take part in the fighting.
Both President Steinmeier and King Abdullah II stopped short of declaring for one side in the controversy over Jerusalem's status. Steinmeier thanked Jordan for accepting hundreds of thousands of refugees from Syria.
DW reports from Syria's besieged eastern Ghouta, the last rebel-held area near the capital. The Russia-backed regime has been bombarding it for weeks, despite a ceasefire.
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