After a two-and-a-half year deadlock, the US and Russia are finally in agreement over Syria. The two countries have drawn up a draft resolution regarding the use of chemical weapons. The UN Security Council must now vote on the paper.
Turkey's military offensive in northern Syria has drawn a muted response from the US and Russia. The International Crisis Group's Joost Hiltermann explains to DW why the global powers have refrained from speaking out.
The US State Department has called on Turkey to limit the "scope and duration" of an anti-Kurdish operation in Afrin. Russia has backed the operation with aerial support, according to a Turkey-backed rebel commander.
The German government says a specialist firm has destroyed 500 tons of chemicals. Observers had feared the material could fall into the hands of terrorists after Moammar Gadhafi's demise and Libya's descent into chaos.
Turkey's offensive against US-allied militias in the Afrin region of northern Syria is putting NATO in a difficult position. As tensions between the NATO allies escalate, analysts wonder how far Ankara is prepared to go.
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