Syrian media has accused Israel of bombing a military research center near Damascus. The allegations are causing furor within Syria and among its allies.
The streets of Beirut are becoming ever more crowded as the tiny country is flooded with refugees from across the border in Syria. But the government still does not have a policy on what to do with them.
Lebanon: there are few other countries where domestic affairs are so affected by regional calamities. With Hezbollah still fighting across the border in Syria, the government in Beirut is in deadlock.
A group of nuns held by Syrian rebels since December has been set free. The Greek Orthodox nuns were released as part of a rare prisoner exchange deal between the rebels and Syria's government.
In Syria, the regime and Islamists publish videos demonstrably showing their human rights violations. Mid-East expert Bente Scheller of the Heinrich Böll Foundation explains the intentions behind this in a DW interview.
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