Forces loyal to Bashar al-Assad are on the advance. With the backing of Vladimir Putin, they're making major inroads into rebel-held territory. The Battle for Aleppo could decide Syria's future.
The demilitarized buffer zone in the Syrian city of Idlib may be established on Monday — if Damascus and the rebels stick to the agreement. DW explains the key points.
The German chancellor demanded free elections in four-way talks in Turkey on the possibility of peace in Syria. Merkel and the leaders of France, Russia and Turkey are hoping to capitalize on a shaky ceasefire agreement.
Turkish, Russian, French and German leaders are gathering in Istanbul to discuss the future of Syria. Germany has clear objectives — and perhaps more to offer than you might think.
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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