Topic: Syrian Civil War

Islamic State (IS) flag and placard in Daquq district, south of Kirkuk (photo: Getty Images/AFP/M. Ibrahim)

Volker Perthes: "The end of the Middle East, as we know it"

The end of Sykes-Picot?

A Syrian woman in Aleppo flees an air raid by Assad′s regime (photo: Khaled Khatib/AFP/Getty Images)

The global risks of an imploding Middle East

A region in flames

The German philosopher, Juergen Habermas (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Juergen Habermas awarded Kluge Prize for Philosophy

″Asylum is a human right″

The Syrian philosopher Sadiq Jalal al-Azm (photo: DW/Khaled Salameh)

Portrait of the Syrian intellectual Sadiq al-Azm

Critical philosopher and political activist

Foreign fighters allied with the PPU in Syria (photo: DW/K. Sheikho)

Combatting Islamic State

Foreign fighters ″crusade″ against IS

Syrian author Samar Yazbek (photo: Deutsche Welle/Manaf Azzam)

An interview with Syrian author Samar Yazbek

″The Crossing: My Journey to the Shattered Heart of Syria″

Kristin Helberg (photo: Jan Kulke/photoartberlin)

Kristin Helberg goes on record about the Syrian conflict


″We need an alternative to Assad″

A Syrian refugee in Berlin with an Angela Merkel placard (photo: DW/S. Amri)

The Arab view of the European refugee crisis

Ludicrous squabbling

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"

The Syrian refugee Alaa Houd (photo: DW/Claudia Dehn)

One Syrian refugee’s story

″I could no longer live in Syria″

The French philosopher Bernard-Henri Levy (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Refugee crisis in Europe

The price of European indifference

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

Civil war in Syria

First Assad, then "Islamic State"

Leila and Mustafa (photo: DW/Louise Osborne)

Syrian refugees in Turkey on the Syrian conflict

Keeping the revolution alive

Azraq refugee camp in the Jordanian desert (photo: World Vision/R. Neufeld)

Jordan and the influx of refugees


The true Samaritans

Druze men residing in Israel watching smoke rise from the Syrian Druze village of Hader, 16 June 2015 (photo: JALAA MAREY/AFP/Getty Images)

Druze in the Golan Heights

Squeezed between occupation and civil war