A severe winter storm has hit parts of Jordan and Syria. It has brought snow and freezing temperatures to the region. For many Syrian refugees staying in makeshift accomodation, life just became much more difficult.
The USA has largely withdrawn from Syria. Europe never really got involved. The consequences are terrible — for Europe too, writes Rainer Hermann of the German daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung in a guest opinion.
Three months into Turkey's offensive, an ancient Christian community in Syria's northeast is experiencing a nightmare in a loop. With nowhere to go, their future looks increasingly bleak.
The weakened mandate means more than 1 million Syrians could see aid deliveries halted. Russia and other UN Security Council members clashed over the terms of the aid mission.
The visit comes amid increased tension between the US and Iran. It also comes a day ahead of a meeting between Putin and his Turkish counterpart to discuss Syria and Libya.
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