While politicians try to reinstate the Syrian ceasefire, violence and fighting in Aleppo is worse than ever. The city in northern Syria is the most embattled place in the country's civil war.
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.
Russia has carried out its first airstrikes in southwest Syria in support of an Assad regime offensive. The battlefield space is one of the most geopolitically complex and explosive in the seven-year war.
Russia has admitted four of its soldiers were killed in the clash with what it called "terrorists." Jihadists had targeted Syrian and allied Russian fighters near the town of Mayadeen in eastern Syrian.
Tensions between archenemies Iran and Israel are soaring in Syria, complicating an already complex civil war and threatening a regional conflagration. Russia may be the only power in a position to contain it.
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