How a nearly unknown businessman named Khaled al-Ahmad became Damascus’ secret liaison to the West and is quietly bringing Syria’s grinding war to a close.
Regime media paints a modern, Western-friendly picture, while opposition media depicts women as passive and dependent. Emerging news outlets are trying to present a more accurate image.
Syria's military claims the jet was targeted by Israel over Syrian territory as it flew sorties against Islamic State militants. Meanwhile, Syrian forces reach the border fence at the edge of the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.
The country has suffered catastrophic damage, and aspects of the seven-year conflict are far from over. However, the government now controls major opposition strongholds and key cities.
The administration rebuffs an effort backed by the Russian president to hold a referendum in separatist-leaning eastern Ukraine on the region's future.
For more than 70 years, Americans have largely ignored the effects of U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East. Now it’s time for debate about making future policy part of our conversations.
The Trump-Putin summit in Helsinki is the biggest news of the year so far, but let us not lose sight of all the critically important related stories that are going untold.
The aerial bombardment of the town of Nawa comes after talks with opposition forces to cede the town fail.
Israel wishes to keep Iran, a Syrian ally, as far away from its border as possible—along with Iran's proxy, the Lebanese militia Hezbollah.
The court's ruling ignores international law. The ban violates two treaties: the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination.