Syria has achieved a dramatic political come back over the past year on both an international and regional level.
Al Jazeera’s Rula Amin reports on how Arab leaders have been engaging with Damascus after years of shunning it in anger over what they see as its role in fueling regional troubles.
There is growing pressure on Hamas to reconcile with the rival Fatah movement of Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian president.
Many are urging unity in light of Israel’s assault on the Gaza Strip – but how to achieve that is eluding both parties.
Hamas is excluded from any diplomatic discussions, as it is viewed by Israel and many western governments as a “terrorist” organisation.
Al Jazeera’s Mike Kirsch reports.
A lull in fighting has given many Palestinians in Gaza a chance to return to home since Israel’s offensive began 24 days ago.
Al Jazeera’s Sherine Tadros met one family who revisited their home in Attatra, but could nothing but destruction and desvastation.
Israeli officials have been repeating that the assault on Gaza is targeting Hamas, but Hamas’ military wing is not the only group battling Israeli troops.
The offensive may have united Palestinian resistance inside the Gaza Strip, but as Al Jazeera’s Roza Ibragimova reports, no other regional forces have joined them yet.