Salafism is a strict doctrine, whose followers advocate Sharia law. The branch of Islam has been linked to violence and support for terrorism. Currently the movement includes many returnees from wars in Iraq and Syria. DW correspondents investigated.
Lena Chamamyan left stardom behind when she went to Paris in 2012. She now brings Syria to the concert halls of Europe, playing her songs that fuse Armenian and Arabic music with elements of jazz. On Saturday, she brought her show to Berlin for the first time.
Donald Trump's decision to walk away from the Iran nuclear dealt was followed by direct confrontation between Israel and Iran in Syria and all comes ahead of next Monday's decision by Trump to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The date chosen to coincide with the 70th anniversary of Israel. In the build-up another Friday of protest at Israel's border with Gaza. With all that's going on can Israel afford to stick with the status quo when it comes to the Palestinians?