The international community is demanding UN access to the site of an alleged chemical attack in Syria.
The head of a UN body investigating human rights violations during Syria's civil war says a list of war crimes suspects may include ISIS commanders. He also says more Syrian fighters are joining the group.
Bashar Assad is now seen as less of a threat than the ISIS militants in the Syrian civil war. But experts warn attempting to make an ally of the regime in Damascus is not in the West's interest.
Syrian President Bashar Assad has been sworn in for his third term, as the country's civil war continues. Those who oppose his rule denounced his re-election last month as a farce.
After a highly questionable election, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has begun his new term. The fact that he should present himself as a bulwark against terrorism is a mockery, says DW's Rainer Sollich.
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