DW reporters visited Aleppo and Damascus to find out what the Syrian people think about a possible breakthrough at the Switzerland talks.
Deniz Naki was born in Germany to a Kurdish family and has long been a critic of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. More than 1,500 Kurdish fighters have died fighting Turkish forces in northern Syria.
Government forces have launched a brutal offensive to consolidate territory on the outskirts of Damascus. Warplanes have struck rebel-held areas, killing at least 30 civilians attempting to flee, according to a monitor.
Chancellor Angela Merkel wants a renewed push for peace in Ukraine as conflicting sides fail to live up to the Minsk agreements. The optimistic tone comes as the EU renewed sanctions on Russia over Ukraine.
A war monitor said Russian warplanes hit a school basement in eastern Ghouta, killing at least 15 children. In New York, the UN human rights chief was blocked from addressing the Security Council on the carnage in Syria.
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