Middle class Syrians flee their homes and board a ferry from Lebanon to Turkey - the first stage of a dangerous journey to Europe. Are they refugees or migrants? Does it matter?
Another round of insults about who is racist and who is progressive is achieving nothing at all in the stymied, divided, impotent EU.
What Europe has seen so far is nothing as to what is to come. That means asking some hard questions, including whether the war against Assad should be put on hold?
Ftaym, single mother of five children, gestures up at the bombed-out concrete wreck in the south of the Lebanese capital which is now "home."
This is what a real refugee crisis looks like and the more the world turns away with its wallet, the more things fall apart, the more this real crisis will come to the EU.
The response to that photo to open doors is entirely understandable. The problem is that it might just make things worse.
A colleague in Damascus has spoken to his family, who explained how they feel he was betrayed by 'neighbours'.
The Islamic State group returns to attack the Syrian border town of Kobani, five months after it was driven out by Kurdish forces. IS is also moving on districts of al-Hasakah, in eastern Syria.