A UN commission has been authorized to investigate possible war crimes in Aleppo. Russia, meanwhile, has extended a humanitarian pause to fighting, but aid organizations cannot access Aleppo.
The Syrian Arab News Agency, or SANA, is Syria’s public international news organization. SANA has not only covered the civil war in the country, but also its nightlife, tourism and other cultural aspects.
Police say pre-dawn attacks by Islamist militants in the oil-rich city are still underway. The assault comes as Iraqi forces try to drive "Islamic State" (IS) fighters from Mosul, 175 kilometers (109) miles away.
Five years after the death of dictator Moammar Gadhafi, Libya is highly fragmented and on the brink of anarchy. Mattia Toaldo, Libya expert for the European Council on Foreign Relations, explains the situation to DW.
Five years after the death of Moammar Gadhafi, Libya's long-awaited railroad project still hasn't made any headway. The country's financial and political woes keep the project off the rails. Karlos Zurutuza reports.
Fighting in the country is set to cease for the next 72 hours. But it is anyone's guess if it will lead to peace talks.
A recent World Bank report has claimed the Libyan economy is "near collapse" due to inflation and lack of oil production. What are Libya's economic challenges and do Western countries harbor any responsibility to help?
Dialogue with the Islamic World
Thousands of refugees are still stranded in Idomeni. Children here have witnessed traumatic events - from war at home to horrible conditions at the camp, facing an uncertain future. One girl shares her haunting pictures.
This essential water resource travels through deltas and deserts. The Goethe Institute in Dessau features the works of three young photographers depicting life by the Nile River in Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan.
Many of Palmyra's ruins appear to be in decent shape. Some archeologists hope that following its liberation the ancient city in the middle of the Syrian desert can be salvaged after all.
Egypt has discovered hidden chambers adjoining King Tut's burial room. What they conceal will remain a mystery for a few months, but experts speculate that it could be the resting place of mysterious Queen Nefertiti.
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