The UN says the number of Syrians who have crossed the border into Lebanon has surpassed one million. The agency called this number "a devastating milestone."
Millions of people have been displaced in the civil war and one-third of the country remains out of government hands. But the Syrian regime is holding local elections across the country to show strength and normalcy.
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.
The photograph of 3-year-old Alan Kurdi's lifeless body washed up on a Turkish beach shocked the world in 2015. Three years later his family says that the West has a responsibility to help Syrian refugees.
The German government is restarting its family reunification program. But for refugees who turn 18 while waiting to join their loved ones, the move comes too late. Ann Esswein reports from Lebanon.
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