A car bomb exploded near the headquarters of Syria's ruling party and the Russian Embassy on Thursday, with reports of dozens dead and wounded.
With Tehran's support, Moscow has renewed its airstrikes against the last major rebel stronghold in Syria. The UN told DW that the looming battle could create the worst humanitarian crisis in decades.
Moscow has accused Washington of using white phosphorus in bombing raids in Syria. This comes as Russia's ally, Syria, reportedly drops barrel bombs on civilians in Idlib.
Foreign Minister Heiko Maas and Sergei Lavrov met in Berlin to discuss their roles in Syria. Germany promised reconstruction help if Russia kept President Assad from launching an offensive in opposition-held Idlib.
Though the war in Syria continues, President Bashar Assad and his allies are already planning reconstruction efforts. Russia is demanding money from the rest of Europe. Should Germany contribute?
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