Troubling image of drowned boy captivates, horrifies
An image of a drowned toddler on the beach at one of Turkey's prime tourist resorts swept across social media on Wednesday after at least 12 presumed Syrian refugees died.
The river of migrants is bloody and unending
200 migrants drowned off Libya. The death count from that poultry truck in Austria is up to 71. Different groups in different countries. What they had in common was a dream.
This image of a Syrian refugee and his daughter went viral. Then the donations came pouring in
The picture of a single father selling pens by the side of the road prompted a wave of donations on social media.
How Syrians stay hopeful in the face of civil war
Commentary: There is more to Syria’s current story than shocking stats and Islamic State horrors.
Global markets have stopped freaking out, for now
Sure, China affects the world economy — just not as much as everyone thought yesterday.
Israel fires back at Syria after rocket attack
The initial incident marks the first time since 1973 that rockets from Syrian territory have hit Israel.
To save world heritage sites from destruction, the US should bring back Monuments Men
Commentary: The US can provide resources to prevent the destruction of antiquities threatened by groups like the Islamic State.
One year after his death, here's how we want to remember James Foley
Let's honor the life of our colleague Jim, not the video of his death.
Obama's new hostage policy will help families, but may not free captives
On the anniversary of Jim Foley’s killing, journalist David Rohde reflects on US reforms.
Is 'the man in the yellow shirt' the key to the Bangkok bombing?
Thai police are hunting a man who was caught on camera leaving a backpack at a Bangkok shrine shortly before an explosion that killed 22 people.
Refugees or migrants? The distinction is important and often misunderstood
The movement of people leaving their countries is becoming a civil rights issue where mobility, not semantics, matters.
Looking back on the death of James Foley
On the one-year anniversary of his death, GlobalPost’s CEO reflects on the correspondent's murder by the Islamic State.
UN backs new Syria peace plan after govt strikes kill nearly 100
The UN Security Council Monday backed a push for Syrian peace talks as the death toll in government air strikes on a rebel-held town outside Damascus neared 100, sparking global outrage.
Syria regime raids kill 82 in 'massacre' near Damascus
Syrian government warplanes bombed a market in a rebel-held town outside Damascus on Sunday, killing at least 82 people in one of the bloodiest regime attacks in the country's war.
Reporting on Syria is nearly impossible at this point
A year after the murder of American reporter James Foley, journalism from inside Syria is hard to find.
The devastating conflict in Syria is only getting worse
The violence continues to expand, drawing more and more nations and groups into the fight.
The US has been bombing the Islamic State for a year. What has been achieved?
Analysis: Certain figures paint a rosy picture of the anti-IS campaign. But numbers can be misleading.
More than 450 civilians killed in US-led airstrikes against the Islamic State
'The present Coalition policy of downplaying or denying all claims of non-combatant fatalities risks handing Islamic State and other forces a powerful propaganda tool.'
The US says it's okay for Turkey to bomb the Islamic State and anti-IS Kurds at the same time
'These are two separate things,' a State Department spokesperson said of things that don't seem separate at all.
The US and Turkey are going to try to create an 'Islamic State-free zone'
It's not as simple as it might sound.
Assad says Syrian army 'fatigued' but will prevail
Syria's President Bashar al-Assad acknowledged the shrinking ranks of his government's army in a rare public speech on Sunday.
Turkey has finally joined the fight against the Islamic State
Turkey has started launching airstrikes against Islamic State positions. And it says the US is now welcome to use its bases to do the same.
A reality show thought it was a good idea to send contestants to a Syrian war zone
Disaster tourism gone a little too far.
For the first time, jihadist child beheads Syrian soldier, monitoring group says
The child is among several hundred so-called "Cubs of the Caliphate."
Hear what UK police are airing on the radio to stop girls from fleeing to Syria
'You can talk to your daughter about her feelings ... see changes in her behavior or signs that she may be about to travel to a conflict that millions are desperate to escape.'
Are these fighters the West's last great hope in Syria?
Analysis: A coalition of rebel groups called the Southern Front is fighting a fierce battle for control of Daraa, where the revolution began. And it has the capital in its sights.
The number of Syrian refugees now tops 4 million, UN says
Officials say this is the biggest refugee population from a single conflict in a generation.
The Pentagon is bragging about destroying war machines the Islamic State probably got from the US
The US military wants you to know that it has blown up lots of things in Iraq and Syria. It doesn't mention how the Islamic State got all these things.
IS video shows mass execution in ruins of Syria's Palmyra
The Islamic State group on Saturday released a video showing 25 Syrian government soldiers being executed by teenagers in the ancient amphitheater in the city of Palmyra.
Syrian rebels execute Islamic State fighters while wearing the orange jumpsuits of their victims
A Syrian rebel group operating around Damascus has executed 18 alleged members of the Islamic State group in a video mimicking the extremist organisation's own productions.
Islamic State beheads female civilians for first time in Syria: Monitor
The group also 'crucified' five men in al-Mayadeen for eating during daylight hours of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.