Syria street in Tripoli in northern Lebanon is on the front line of a religious and political conflict. Sunnis versus Shi'ite Alawites. Both groups are Muslim - but they're bitter enemies.
The airstrikes by the US-led "coalition of the willing" have weakened the "Islamic State". But in order to conquer the group, an Arab-Sunni alliance is urgently needed, says DW's Loay Mudhoon.
A suicide bomb attack in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli has claimed at least seven lives. The blast occurred in a coffee shop in an area home to loyalists of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
Ten years after he was killed in a car bombing, Beirut commemorated the death of prominent post-civil war Prime Minister Rafik Hariri. His son Saad returned from self-imposed exile to speak at the commemorations.
Brutal violence in Syria is continuing unabated as the conflict there enters its fifth year, UN officials say. They say hundreds of thousands of Syrians are not receiving urgently needed aid.
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