The US government is facing an uphill battle to convince its own public of the need for military intervention in Syria.
Syria began its descent into civil war in early 2011, when government security forces shot and killed protesters. But if President Bashar al-Assad thought a show of force would end the protests, he was wrong.
The US military strike ordered by President Donald Trump against Syria occurred exactly 100 years after the country entered World War I. DW asked two American historians about possible historical analogies.
The White House has claimed that it has identified plans for another chemical weapons attack in Syria. It warned of drastic action should Assad use chemical weapons.
For the first time, troops in Tunisia are to be deployed to protect key industrial sites against protests, sit-ins and strikes. Poverty, unemployment and corruption are ongoing issues in the North African state.
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