Unverified reports say Lebanese Hizbollah militants are helping Syrian troops in an assault on the rebel stronghold of Qusair. At least 100 people are said to have died in two days of fighting.
Russia and Turkey have reached an agreement to prevent an assault on Syria's Idlib. The deal has drawn praise in the Arab media for preventing further bloodshed, but critics are skeptical it will foster lasting peace.
The Druze are one of the largest minority groups in the Middle East. Spread across several countries, they now find their very existence under threat from war in Syria and what they see as discrimination in Israel.
Russia has slowly but surely been expanding its influence in the Middle East. In the third and final part of a DW exclusive, Benas Gerdziunas looks at the Kremlin's sway on Lebanon's Levant Party.
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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