Kuwait is hosting an international donor conference to secure aid for Syrian refugees. The UN says it needs at least one billion dollars over the next six montnhs.
US President Barack Obama hesitated in giving the order to strike against "Islamic State" terrorists in Syria. The decision marks a turning point in many ways, writes DW's Alexander Kudascheff.
"Islamic State" militants have besieged the Syrian border city of Kobani. Günter Seufert, an expert on Turkish affairs, spoke with DW about Kobani's significance, particularly for the Kurds.
US Secretary of State John Kerry has referred to the advance of Islamists in Kobani and the great loss of lives there as a 'tragedy.' As Turkey refuses to send in troops, Kurdish demonstrations persist.
Israel’s army has reportedly fired shells into Lebanon after a border bombing wounded soldiers. The 80-kilometer border had been largely quiet since a monthlong war between Israeli forces and the Hezbollah group in 2006.
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