Here are some of the points gleaned from excerpts from Bob Woodward’s upcoming book, “Fear,” which profiles the Trump White House on the basis of hundreds of hours of interviews with staffers.
Three nationalist groups attempt to hold separate rallies in the city of Chemnitz over the Aug. 26 killing of a German citizen, allegedly by migrants from Syria and Iraq.
The move comes as President Trump and his Middle East point men, Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt, prepare for the rollout of a much-vaunted but as yet unclear peace plan for Israel and the Palestinians.
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.