Syrians flee to Turkish border as Aleppo assault intensifies
The assault around Aleppo, which aid workers have said could soon fall to government forces, helped to torpedo Syrian peace talks in Geneva this week.
20,000 Syrians stranded at Turkey border after Aleppo siege
Up to 20,000 Syrians fleeing a government advance in northern Aleppo province have gathered at a border crossing with Turkey, the United Nations said on Friday.
No one knows how to help Syria — except by pledging lots of money
An international conference hopes to raise around $9 billion to assist displaced Syrians. They should take cash, not credit.
US demands Russia immediately halt airstrikes in Syria, as peace talks collapse
The United States demanded Thursday that Russia immediately halt its bombing campaign in Syria after a breakdown in peace talks exposed the deep rift among world powers.
Peace talks on Syria are stalled, but the war is moving quickly — in Assad's favor
Government forces are seeking to cut off a rebel-held part of Aleppo from a crucial supply line.
Syria cannot afford a lost generation
Save the Children calls for a stronger humanitarian response to secure young Syrians' education and future.
Amazingly, key leaders are still optimistic about Syria talks
The Islamic State claimed twin blasts in Damascus on Sunday that killed at least 60 people and threw off negotiators in Geneva, where peace talks were maybe somehow about to start.
The US is killing more civilians in Iraq and Syria than it acknowledges
The US government has publicly acknowledged just 21 civilian deaths in coalition airstrikes. That number is impossibly low.
This is how the US-led coalition investigates itself when accused of killing civilians
The Pentagon admits to killing just 21 innocent people in Iraq and Syria since the war began. There is a critical reason that number is so low.
16 more starve to death in Syria's besieged Madaya
Several dozen more residents of the town are in 'danger of death' because of severe malnutrition, according to Doctors Without Borders (MSF).
After retaking key city, Syrian government in no mood to make concessions
Meanwhile, Syria talks set for Monday are certain to be delayed — in large part because no one can decide who will represent the opposition.
Take a front-row seat to Russia’s air war in Syria (VIDEOS)
The Kremlin is boasting with sleek videos of destruction, but monitors accuse it of killing more than 1,000 civilians.
2 eras, 1 dream: Photos of immigrants on Ellis Island and today's Syrian refugees
Seeing these photos side by side might change some Americans' perceptions of Syrian refugees.
IS abducts over 400 in east Syria after deadly assault
Before the abductions, Islamic State militants killed at least 135 people in a multi-front attack on Deir Ezzor.
IS 'massacre' in east Syria city kills scores
An Islamic State group attack Saturday in the eastern Syrian city of Deir Ezzor killed at least 85 civilians and 50 regime forces.
UN reports signs of nerve gas in Syrian victims
Western officials say it's unlikely Syrian opposition rebels would have the capability to deploy sarin gas.
IS threatens Britain in new executions video
The video Sunday showed the killing of five 'spies' the Islamic State said worked with the international coalition fighting IS in Iraq and Syria.
Islamic State ruling aims to settle who can have sex with female slaves
The fatwa sheds new light on how the group is trying to reinterpret centuries-old teachings to justify the rape of women in the swaths of Syria and Iraq it controls.
IS destroyed this ancient monument, so archaeologists are 3-D printing a new one
Full-size replicas of the 2,000-year-old arch of Palmyra will go on show in London and New York next year.
Japan made an $8 million apology to its former 'comfort women'
Japan has struck a compensation deal with South Korea that it says ends the dispute over wartime sex slaves once and for all.
A guide to the Islamic State's gains and losses in Iraq and Syria
Following the Iraqi forces' victory in Ramadi, here is a recap of key cities and towns in Iraq and Syria seized by the Islamic State group or recaptured from them.
It's getting harder for refugee families to reunite in Europe
Still, family reunification remains one of the few legal means by which they can apply for asylum.
IS leader urges uprising in Saudi, attacks in Israel
An audio recording released Saturday appeared to match Baghdadi's voice in previous recordings.
UN sets Syria peace talks target date, after death of rebel chief
The United Nations hopes to convene peace talks between Syria's government and the opposition on January 25.
Russian raids in Syria may amount to war crimes
Amnesty International said on Wednesday that nearly three months of Russian air raids in Syria have killed hundreds of civilians, many in targeted strikes that could constitute war crimes.
A novel way forward in the battle against the Islamic State
An anthropologist lays it all out in what might be the must-read essay of the year.
US Democrats hit Trump, clash over jihadist fight in debate
Hillary Clinton and other Democratic presidential hopefuls used Donald Trump as a political bogeyman Saturday to highlight their own calls to defeat jihadist extremists.
The world's refugee crisis is pretty much worse than ever
The UN says the number of those displaced will exceed 60 million for the first time in history.
UN endorses Syria peace plan in rare show of unity among big powers
The plan calls for a ceasefire, talks between the Syrian government and opposition, and a roughly two-year timeline to create a unity government and hold elections.
World powers make an attempt at diplomacy in Yemen and Syria
A ceasefire in Yemen and talks on Syria are both supposed to happen this week.
Finally naming Syria's dead: These are the victims of the Assad regime
They were detained by the Syrian government, and never seen again.