Countries in Europe and the Middle East could see a new surge in refugees if Russia shuts down the last humanitarian convoy route into Syria.
The Islamic State is a shadow of its former self. But it’s likely to keep adapting and enduring, even after the U.S. raid that killed its top commander.
In a village in Syria, residents took cover, watched and hid as U.S. forces assaulted the house next door, killing the leader of ISIS.
Families living on the outskirts of Atmeh, Syria, said the U.S. raid that killed the ISIS leader made for a night of fear.
Helicopter-borne Special Operations troops carried out the risky predawn commando assault.
Michel Butros al-Jisri is among the few Christians left from a once-vibrant community in Idlib on the brink of disappearing. The city, in the only territory in Syria still controlled by rebels, is ruled by Islamists.
Cut off from the power grid and with fuel costs soaring, Syrians in a poor, embattled enclave have turned en masse to solar panels to charge their phones and light their homes and tents.
So many people have fled to Syria’s crowded northwest that families have settled in important archaeological sites. “We, too, have become ruins.”
Millions of people displaced during Syria’s 10-year war are impoverished, insecure and crowded into an area of the country’s northwest controlled by a rebel group once linked to Al Qaeda.
Three years ago, Turkey’s intervention in Syria was widely criticized. But today Turkish forces are all that protect five million vulnerable people.
The cease-fire in Nagorno-Karabakh may offer new hope for the preservation of threatened monuments everywhere.
Analysts say the assault, which violated a seven-month truce, could be seen as a warning to Ankara.
Special Operations forces used a secret weapon designed to limit civilian casualties to strike the Qaeda veteran this month.
A Syrian pharmacist volunteered to help prepare for the onset of the coronavirus in a region crowded with war refugees. Here is his account.
Thousands of migrants in Turkey faced off with riot police at the Greek border, and the Turkish leader lashed out at the E.U., saying it had not helped him manage a growing crisis in northern Syria.