Syrian media has accused Israel of bombing a military research center near Damascus. The allegations are causing furor within Syria and among its allies.
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.
President Assad has promised that anyone who left the army or fled compulsory service will not be prosecuted. Under normal circumstances, desertion is met with a yearslong prison sentence.
Why did an Identitarian German NGO visit a Syrian refugee camp in Lebanon? Are they really about charity or are they putting the desperate in a predicament? Anchal Vohra met some of those refugees to find out.
Germany's foreign minister, Heiko Maas, has called on the United Nations to "stop beating around the bush" and start talks on reforming the Security Council. A push for change has been ongoing since the early 1990s.
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