In Syria the rebel stronghold Qusyar has come under fire from government forces, who are backed by fighters from Hezbollah. Syria's opposition groups are now urging rebel reinforcements to help hold the besieged town.
The demilitarized buffer zone in the Syrian city of Idlib may be established on Monday — if Damascus and the rebels stick to the agreement. DW explains the key points.
The United Nations head has chosen diplomat Geir Pedersen to replace Staffan de Mistura as special representative in Syria. The envoy faces the Herculean task of bringing peace to the country torn by civil war.
Millions of people have been displaced in the civil war and one-third of the country remains out of government hands. But the Syrian regime is holding local elections across the country to show strength and normalcy.
The Quneitra crossing in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights and a vital crossing between Jordan and Syria have reopened. The moves come as Syrian President Assad regains territory in the country's civil war.
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