The civil war in Syria is a complex clash of regional and international interests. We take a look at some of the key players and what they want.
Vladimir Putin is coming to Germany on Saturday to discuss Syria, Ukraine and the Nord Stream 2 pipeline with Angela Merkel. But what can the two long-serving leaders hope to say that they haven't said before?
The German chancellor's return to work has come with a number of foreign policy challenges. Migration has dominated her agenda of late, while disagreements over Ukraine and Syria continue to fuel tension with Russia.
More than 30 people, including children, were killed when an arms depot exploded in a residential building, according to a war monitor. Civil defense volunteers said they were still trying to pull people from the rubble.
Ten years after the war between Russia and Georgia, villagers near the breakaway region of South Ossetia still live under the strain of the conflict, dealing with border issues and Russian patrols. Emily Sherwin reports.
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