In 2014, the US formed an international coalition to fight the "Islamic State." Up to a fifth of the mission's airstrikes are launched from the USS Theodore Roosevelt in the Persian Gulf. DW's Juri Rescheto experienced the operation up close.
Refugees from Syria and other countries are taking part in the art project "Human Cargo." The idea: Help refugees come to terms with the horrors they experienced on their odyssey — and get more Germans to chip in.
Syrian government forces have killed 23 rebels near Idlib province, in what is the reportedly the deadliest incident in the planned de-militarized zone since it was announced.
The convoy is the first to arrive since January. Some 50,000 people are stranded under desperate conditions at the Rukban camp, 18,000 of them children.
The new measures target 700 individual and entities in the financial, shipping and energy sectors. Eight countries, including Turkey, will be given waivers to keep buying Iranian oil.
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