Israel’s military has evacuated hundreds of rescue workers known as the White Helmets from neighboring Syria. Both US and European allies assisted with the operation, which aimed to protect the group from advancing Syrian troops.
The Vienna-based Four Paws rescued the animals, who had been suffering the effects of the conflict in the Gaza Strip. They have also saved animals kept in former "Islamic State" territory in Iraq.
Presenting himself as a well-connected world leader ahead of Israeli elections, Netanyahu met with the Russian leader to discuss military operations over Syria. Russia also retrieved the body of a fallen Israeli soldier.
Despite being dogged by a corruption scandal, Benjamin Netanyahu is set to remain Israel's prime minister. DW's Rainer Sollich breaks down who stands to gain — and lose — the most from the country's recent elections.
Suspected Israeli warplanes have struck several Iranian and Syrian government targets in Aleppo, according to state television. If confirmed, it would be the first Israeli strike in Syria since January.
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