The Zif clinic in northern Israel is treating war-wounded from neighboring Syria. But the cross-border humanitarian effort means doctors and patients find themselves in a difficult situation:
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.
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.
Syrian government forces have killed 23 rebels near Idlib province, in what is the reportedly the deadliest incident in the planned de-militarized zone since it was announced.
Visitors to the antiquities museum will be the first in seven years to view classical and Islamic treasures. The building was closed and the artefacts removed when Syria's civil war came close to the capital.
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