Middle East

Air strikes kill civilians fleeing Syria's Raqqa

At least 11 people killed while fleeing fighting between US-backed forces and ISIL in Tabqa, witnesses and monitor say.

Syria's Civil War

Syria gas attack: 'people scared to be the next victim'

Survivors and aid workers share their stories of horror and shock after suspected chemical attack in Syria.

Middle East

US sanctions Syrian officials over sarin gas attack

Sanctions imposed on 271 Syrian officials in response to sarin gas attack, blamed by US on Assad's government.

Middle East

Al-Qaeda leader calls for 'guerrilla war' in Syria

Online audio message by Zawahiri calls on opposition to prepare for 'long war against Crusaders and their Shia allies'.

Middle East

Syrian army and allies gain ground north of Hama

Government forces retake the town of Halfaya near Hama city and push deeper into rebel-held areas of Damascus.

Middle East

Deadly Israeli strikes target Syria's Quneitra

Deaths of fighters reported as government positions in Golan Heights are targeted for second time in recent days.

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.