Middle East

Qatari hunters kidnapped in Iraq freed after 16 months

Iraqi interior ministry says gunmen have released a Qatari hunting party that includes members of the royal family.


Can we believe a word Trump says?

Scottie Nell Hughes, once called "the world's most loyal Trump supporter", defends his first 100 days.

Middle East

First phase of Syria evacuations ends after delay

Removal of civilians and fighters from besieged towns ends after 48-hour halt, with prisoners set to be released.

United States

Syria still possesses chemical weapons, says Mattis

Pentagon chief warns against use of banned munitions as transfer of Syrian evacuees resumes after suicide car bombing.


Absurdity is questioning a dictator's motives

Saying the Assad regime is behind the Khan Sheikhoun chemical attack does not mean calling for World War III.

by Malak Chabkoun

Humanitarian crises

How Germany used Islam during World War I

A refugee camp in a small German town stands on the spot of a mosque built to entice Muslims to fight for the kaiser.

Syria's Civil War

Syrian refugees in Lebanon struggling with health needs

A Lebanese NGO is supporting Syrian refugees with mobile clinics.


MAPPED: The battle against ISIL

In the past year and a half, ISIL's territory has been shrinking steadily.

Middle East

Syria evacuations resume after deadly bomb attack

The reciprocal evacuations from two pro-government villages and two opposition-held towns resumed under tight security.

Middle East

Syria: Air raid kills nine children of one Idlib family

Rescue workers and monitor blame Russian, US-led coalition and Syrian jets for the death of many children and women.

Middle East

'Deadly US air strike in Syria hit peaceful mosque'

US claims Aleppo air raid targeted al-Qaeda, but rights groups and researchers say civilians were hit in mosque.

Asia Pacific

Syrian envoy slams US airfield attack 'message sending'

Syrian ambassador to North Korea blasts comments that US cruise missile attack was a 'message' delivered to Pyongyang.

Syria's Civil War

Syria's war explained from the beginning

The Syrian civil war is the deadliest conflict the 21st century has witnessed so far.


America's addiction to war

War brings supposedly disparate parts of the US together to rally around the flag, yellow ribbons and even Donald Trump.

by Andrew Mitrovica


Trump's lack of strategy on Syria is dangerous

Trump's reluctance to level with US allies about his Syria strategy will only lead to further bloodshed.

by Joe Macaron