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.
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.
In the wake of a rape case involving Syrians in Germany, conservative lawmakers are demanding the government re-evaluate the security situation in Syria. Criminal refugees should be able to be deported, they say.
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.
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.
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