Fighting continues between Syrian rebel groups and regime forces
14 January 2018 | 8:00 am
Amateur videos appear to show clashes between rebels and Syrian government forces in Hama, White Helmets rescuing injured in Eastern Ghouta.
17 Apr 2017
2 Mar 2017
Footage released by Syria's Central Military Media purportedly shows government forces approaching Palmyra as they in an effort to retake the area from Islamic State militants.
17 Apr 2017
The Syrian army regains the strategic town of Soran near the city of Hama in the central part of western Syria with an assault backed by heavy Russian air strikes, rebels.
3 Dec 2017
Video released on social media appears to show aftermath of air strikes in Eastern Ghouta.
7 Feb 2018
Monitor says at least 23 killed, including five children, in Eastern Ghouta, amateur videos purport to show aftermath of air strikes.
28 Feb 2018
Russian President Vladimir Putin's daily five-hour truce in Eastern Ghouta looks to have already broken down with the UN reporting that fighting has continued in the region.
6 Mar 2018
White Helmets rescuing injured after air strikes hit areas near Harasta and Douma, social media videos show.
4 Apr 2018
The Syrian regime could be a step closer to taking full control of Eastern Ghouta. An anti-government activist and citizen journalist have sent DW News exclusive footage – a video diary showing the final days of rebel control in the besieged area.
15 Apr 2018
The Syrian army on Saturday declared the recovery of the Douma district, the last rebel bastion in the Eastern Ghouta countryside of Damascus, after the evacuation of rebels and their families, according to the state news agency SANA.
18 Jun 2020
French authorities have seized €90 million of real estate from Rifaat Assad and sentenced him to four years in jail. The court found he stole vast sums from the Syrian public purse and laundered it across Europe.
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Since 2019, when two French citizens were kidnapped from Benin's Pendjari National Park and their local guide murdered, the West African country has been dealing with regular incursions by armed groups, including terrorists. According to official figures, 40 civilians and 20 soldiers have been killed over the past three years. Our regional correspondents followed the Beninese army in the northern border areas, where it has beefed up its presence.
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The president has ordered officials to "take a firm stance." Germany's human rights commissioner has raised concern over the rights situation in the region that forces many to flee.
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In 2021, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko began letting migrants cross his country's border into Poland to retaliate against EU sanctions. Poland strengthened its border controls, but the number of illegal migrant crossings into Germany has been surging in recent months. The Brandenburg region in eastern Germany now finds itself at the crossroads between the Belarus and Balkans migrant routes.
2 hours ago
The Cook Islands and Niue have been recognized by the United States as "sovereign and independent states." The move appeared to be aimed at curbing further Chinese inroads into the Pacific region.
3 hours ago
Mali's military leadership has said presidential elections could not be held on schedule due to "technical" reasons. Since taking power in 2020, the junta has promised to hold elections, but has repeatedly issued delays.