In 2014, the US formed an international coalition to fight the "Islamic State." Up to a fifth of the mission's airstrikes are launched from the USS Theodore Roosevelt in the Persian Gulf. DW's Juri Rescheto experienced the operation up close.
A regime offensive in southern Syria has threatened to displace thousands near the Jordanian border. The US has warned Damascus of upending a ceasefire in the area, saying it will take "firm and appropriate measures."
The suspect is accused of 'cruel and inhumane' treatement of two men in the ongoing Syrian civil war. The detention is the latest in a series of attempts in Germany to bring justice to war victims.
Authorities in the Netherlands have detained three men using DNA evidence found at a weapons cache in France. The arrests were linked to a Parisian apartment rented by a French jihadist.
Syria has assumed the chair of the UN Conference on Disarmament for a four-week period. The Syrian government has been accused of targeting civilians with chemical weapons and violating nonproliferation treaties.
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