Author: Kristin Helberg

Nusra Front Islamists burn an Assad poster in Idlib (photo: Getty Images/AFP/O. Haj Kadour)

Charges against Bashar al-Assad

His turn will come

Demonstrating for an "open and tolerant Germany and for freedom of speech and religion" at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin (photo: Kay Nietfeld/dpa)

Germany′s Islam debate

For all our freedoms!

Assad visiting Putin on 20.10.2015 in Moscow (photo: Reuters/RIA Novosti/Kremlin/A. Druzhinin)

Russia and the Syrian conflict

Drop the dictator!

A pall of smoke and dust hangs above the Syrian town of Daraya (photo: Getty Images/AFP/F. Dirani)

Syrian civil war

The end of a dream

4 March 2016: peaceful protests against the Assad regime by supporters of the Free Syrian Army in Marat Numan, Idlib province (photo: Reuters/K. Ashawi)

The Syrian uprising five years on

Alive and kicking

Barrel bomb attack by Assad′s regime over Douma, Damascus (photo: Reuters/B. Khabieh)

Western involvement in Syria

Fewer bombs, not more!

Syrian refugees at the Serbian-Hungarian border (photo: Getty Images/AFP/E. Barukcic)

The Syrian exodus

"Stop Assad's bombs, then we'll go back"

Palestinians burn an image of President Assad (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Civil war in Syria

First Assad, then "Islamic State"

A Free Syrian Army fighter in a prison in Aleppo (photo: picture-alliance/abaca)

Political prisoners in Syria

Around-the-clock torture

Members of the Syrian opposition in Aleppo (photo: Odd Anderson/AFP/Getty Images)

Interview with Nader Othman, deputy PM of the Syrian interim government

People want professionals, not Facebook heroes

Protests against Bashar al-Assad on 25 May 2012 in Daraa, Syria (photo: Reuters)

Four years of war in Syria

Where the uprising began and still lives on

A photo of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad hangs on a ruined building in Al-Dukhaneya on the outskirts of Damascus (photo: Reuters/Omar Sanadiki)

Peace initiatives for Syria

Negotiate locally, implement internationally

Poster from the "Free Douma 4" campaign (source: Syria Untold)

The kidnapping of the "Douma 4"

The Salafist and the human rights activist

A Free Syrian Army (FSA) rebel in Aleppo (photo: Reuters)

The Syrian conflict and the fight against IS

Time to treat allies like allies

Syrian opposition leader Ahmad al-Jarba (left) and US Secretary of State John Kerry in Saudi Arabia (photo: Reuters)

Outside intervention in Syria

Wanted: moderate, reliable rebels for fight against IS

A man standing on election posters featuring images of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad (photo: Phil Moore/AFP/Getty Images)

Assad and Islamic State

The two faces of terror in Syria

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