People took to the streets in western Aleppo to celebrate the Syrian army's latest advance against rebels in the east.
More than two years after joining the conflict, the Russian president has announced Moscow's partial departure. But he warned that "if terrorists again raise their head," Russia will deliver strikes "they haven't seen."
Three buses and 5,000 pieces of soap: Berlin has employed the full scope of its open-minded nature to react to the horrors of the war in Syria. But not everyone is enthused, says DW columnist Gero Schliess.
Amnesty International says the Syrian regime has conducted unlawful sieges aimed at forcing civilians from their homes ahead of "reconciliation" accords. It accuses Damascus of using "surrender or starve" tactics.
An installation made of three disused buses had sparked a heated debate in Dresden last February: The unusual peace memorial by a Syrian-born artist will be set up in front of the Brandenburg Gate for two weeks.
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