Topic: Syrian Civil War

Demonstration against "Daesh" (Islamic State) in Kabul (photo: Hambastagi)

The genesis of Islamic State

A new chapter in the decline of the Arab world

US fighter jets on their way to conduct air strikes on IS positions in Syria (photo: Reuters/U.S. Air Force/Senior Airman Matthew Bruch)

Military strikes against IS

Fragile alliance

Clarinettist Kinan Azmeh (left) and soprano Dima Orsho (photo: Marian Brehmer)

Interview with Kinan Azmeh and Dima Orsho

"All we can do is sing and play our hearts out"

Syrian refugees get water from a member of the Turkish Red Crescent at the Turkish border (photo: Reuters/Murad Sez)

Syrian refugees in Turkey

Time for Turkey's allies to rally round

The Syrian writer Samar Yazbek (photo: Manaf Azzam)

Interview with the Syrian writer Samar Yazbek

Divided society, divided souls

Chancellor Merkel and Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani of Qatar in Berlin on 17 September 2014 (photo: AFP/Getty Images/J. MacDougall)

Qatar's foreign policy

Little emirate, big ambition

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

Forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad drive a tank past damaged buildings in Mleiha, Syria, 15 August 2014 (photo: Reuters)

Book review: Larissa Bender's "Inside Views from Syria"

Rage and resignation in war-torn Syria

US President Barack Obama speaking in the White House about the humanitarian relief situation in Iraq, 7 August 2014 (photo: Reuters)

The Middle East policies of Europe and the US

Mistakes must not be repeated

A Syrian family sitting outside a home for asylum seekers run by the Central Authority for Foreign Residents in the German state of Brandenburg (photo: dpa/picture-alliance)

Book review: Stefan Buchen on Syrian "escape helpers"

Germany's new public enemies?

General Qassem Soleimani, the head of the Iranian Quds Brigade. Photo: Faresnews

Portrait: Qassem Soleimani

The man who pulls the strings

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Photo: Hassan Ammar/AFP/Getty Images

The Syrian conflict and the advance of ISIS

Assad and the myth of the lesser evil

The Lebanese journalist and political scientist Abdel Mottaleb El-Husseini. Photo: private

Interview with the political scientist Abdel Mottaleb El-Husseini

Lebanon: "A mixture of vacuum and volcano"

US Secretary of State John Kerry on a visit to the Iraqi prime minister, Nouri al-Maliki, in Baghdad. Photo: Reuters

The Iraq crisis and the West

The ugly new order in the "Fertile Crescent"

President Bashar al-Assad visiting the Christian town of Maalula (photo: dpa)

Syrian Christians and the Assad regime

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"Assad is only protecting himself"

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