Anis Hamdoun is a theater director. He and his family fled Syria's civil war and their besieged home city of Homs. Now in northern Germany, Anis still believes in the revolution.
Amnesty International says the Syrian regime has conducted unlawful sieges aimed at forcing civilians from their homes ahead of "reconciliation" accords. It accuses Damascus of using "surrender or starve" tactics.
The "Islamic State" went on a killing spree for weeks in a town in Syria's central Homs province ahead of its retreat, according to a Syrian official. The killings raise fears of more revenge attacks as IS loses ground.
Representatives of numerous countries are meeting in Astana to try to reach a ceasefire in Syria. The diplomats are confronted with huge challenges, and will struggle to achieve even small successes.
Three buses and 5,000 pieces of soap: Berlin has employed the full scope of its open-minded nature to react to the horrors of the war in Syria. But not everyone is enthused, says DW columnist Gero Schliess.
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