The international community is demanding UN access to the site of an alleged chemical attack in Syria.
Politicians in Washington have voted in favor of plans for the US military to arm and train moderate rebels in Syria, as it plans attacks on "Islamic State" fighters also opposing President Bashar al-Assad.
Senators have supported allowing the US government to arm and train "moderate" rebels fighting in Syria's civil war. President Obama praised the "speed and seriousness" of an often fractious Congress on the issue.
This week, the Turkish government intends to introduce legislation in parliament that would allow a possible deployment of the army in neighboring Syria. The step represents a U-turn in Ankara - and it has Kurds worried.
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.
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