A look at Germany's growing Salafist Islamic community
Salafism is a strict doctrine, whose followers advocate Sharia law. The branch of Islam has been linked to violence and support for terrorism. Currently the movement includes many returnees from wars in Iraq and Syria. DW correspondents investigated.
World leaders call for lasting ceasefire for Syria
The leaders of Russia, Germany, France and Turkey stressed the importance on Saturday of a lasting ceasefire in Syria, and said a committee to create a new constitution should meet by the end of the year.
Syria's Chamamyan plays to sell-out crowd in Berlin
Lena Chamamyan left stardom behind when she went to Paris in 2012. She now brings Syria to the concert halls of Europe, playing her songs that fuse Armenian and Arabic music with elements of jazz. On Saturday, she brought her show to Berlin for the first time.
Civilians suffer on both sides of Turkish-Syria border
A DMZ is to be established in Syria’s Idlib province, where refugees continue to face harsh conditions. Their relatives across the border in Turkey have their own problems. The two sides keep in touch as best they can using social media.
Merkel, Putin tackle tough topics in meeting outside Berlin
Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel met outside Berlin on Saturday for talks ranging from the conflicts in Ukraine and Syria, to Iran and a gas pipeline project that has drawn U.S. ire.
Syrian lawyer living in Germany misses wife and daughter
A Syrian father is watching his daughter grow up without him. He fled Syria for Germany in 2015 but has so far not been allowed to have his family join him.
Germany seeks arrest of Syrian general
Syria’s allies have so far blocked attempts to bring those suspected of war crimes before the International Criminal Court. Human rights campaigners are pinning their hopes on Germany to press charges based on the principle of universal jurisdiction.
After key battle, Syrian town of Kobane looks to the future
In 2014, the Syrian town of Kobane was the scene of a long and deadly battle involving the Islamic State group, Kurdish YPG forces and the US-led coalition.
Israel at 70: The enduring impasse with Palestinians; What's left of the Iran nuclear deal?
Donald Trump's decision to walk away from the Iran nuclear dealt was followed by direct confrontation between Israel and Iran in Syria and all comes ahead of next Monday's decision by Trump to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The date chosen to coincide with the 70th anniversary of Israel. In the build-up another Friday of protest at Israel's border with Gaza. With all that's going on can Israel afford to stick with the status quo when it comes to the Palestinians?