German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier announces that German experts will be part of an international mission to destroy Syria's chemical weapons arsenal.
The Russian government is warning of a staged gas attack by Syrian rebels in Idlib. Experts doubt the validity of that information, however, and see the move as a telltale sign of desperation in Moscow.
German politicians are currently at odds over whether the country's military should increase its presence in Syria. Inflicting even more violence on the Syrian people won't help, however, says DW's Nina Werkhäuser.
As the Syrian war appears to enter a decisive phase, Iran, Russia and Turkey are busy devising strategies to ensure they remain key players in the war-torn country. Experts say Iran's position could be vulnerable.
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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