When it comes to world affairs, US President Barack Obama has a cautious hand. He has shown he would rather wait things out, then react too soon. But lack of US initiative in Syria has serious consequences for the region.
The story of Western intervention in the seven-year Syrian civil war is one of missed opportunities. In responding to such conflicts, the West must learn from its past mistakes, says DW's Kersten Knipp.
Holding the Syrian regime and its allies accountable for the horror inflicted on civilians is fraught with problems. How effective can the UN's legal mechanism be when funding is scarce? Teri Schultz reports.
French President Emmanuel Macron has warned the Syrian regime that the use of chemical weapons will result in French retaliation. The Syrian government has reponded saying it does not possess such weapons.
The UN head has demanded an immediate halt to fighting in eastern Ghouta; Merkel and Macron say the Syrian regime as massacring its own people. But the world isn't doomed to sit back and watch, says DW's Bachir Amroune.
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