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.
Justin Trudeau shows up at airport to welcome Canada's first Syrian refugees
'Tonight they step off the plane as refugees. But they walk out of this terminal as permanent residents of Canada,' the prime minister said.
Kurdish-Arab coalition fighting Islamic State in Syria creates political wing
A Kurdish-Arab coalition fighting the Islamic State in northern Syria has announced the creation of a political wing, as momentum builds for a diplomatic solution to the war.
Germany sent its first troops and Tornado jets into battle against the Islamic State
The first batch of German troops and aircraft took off Thursday for Turkey as part of a deployment in the battle against the Islamic State group in Syria.
Turkey's prime minister accuses Russia of 'ethnic cleansing' in Syria
Turkish PM Ahmet Davutoglu says Moscow is trying to drive out local Turkmen and Sunni Muslim populations to protect its military interests in the northern Syria.
IS doesn't need to order an attack to inspire it
Europeans aren't the only ones worried about how heightened military efforts against IS in the Middle East will impact terrorist activities at home.
Hard hit by bombings, IS is turning to child soldiers
The Islamic State is increasingly filling its ranks with child soldiers to replace thousands of its fighters killed in US-led coalition air strikes, a US military spokesman said.
IS executes 3,500 in Syria since declaring 'caliphate'
The Islamic State group has executed more than 3,500 people in Syria, including nearly 2,000 civilians, since declaring its 'caliphate' in June last year, a monitor said Sunday.
Cameron makes case for Britain to join Syria air strikes
Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday argued his case to MPs for Britain to join air strikes on Islamic State (IS) targets in Syria, amid signs that opposition was weakening after the Paris attacks.
This man walked out of Syria in the middle of a war, twice
Like millions of others, Abdullah is just trying to find a way to survive and provide for his family.
The Cold War analogies are back. Again
The fallout over Turkey’s decision to shoot down a Russian warplane continues.
Here's an easy way to share your Thanksgiving meal with Syrian refugees
A computer programmer and former Army reservist came up with a new way to spread gratitude.
Fed up with Russia, Turkey shoots down one of its jets
Ankara had warned Russia about violating its airspace.
Islamic State says it has executed two captives from Norway and China
The group did not give any details about how, when or where the men were killed.
United Nations urges countries not to demonize refugees over Paris attacks
'We are deeply disturbed by language that demonizes refugees as a group. This is dangerous as it will contribute to xenophobia and fear.'
France strikes back
In mostly symbolic attacks, France strikes the Syrian city of Raqqa dozens of times.
US states turn back on Syria refugees after Paris attacks
At least 19 US states moved to shut the door on Syrian refugees on Monday as governors cited security fears in the wake of the Paris attacks.
After the Paris attacks, all the talk is of more war
More than 14 years later, the 'War on Terror' marches on. Perhaps there's another solution?
Pressure builds for big military response to the Islamic State
A French carrier is on its way to the Middle East. And the White House is weighing options for a larger military campaign.
Russia says Syrian 'opposition' guided its warplanes to bombing targets
Russian jets bombed 24 targets in Syria Tuesday using coordinates supplied by 'opposition representatives' — the first time Moscow has claimed to work with opposition groups.
Inside the city where half the UK’s Syrian refugees live
Welcome to Bradford, UK.
Obama to send special forces to Syria
President Barack Obama has authorized the first sustained deployment of special forces to Syria, the White House said Friday, reversing a long-standing refusal to put US boots on the ground.
The Syrian peace talks are going about as well as you'd expect
Aside from the fact that no representative from Syria is there, the discussions among the US, Iran, Saudi Arabia, and Russia, are deeply strained.
Iran will join the US for talks on the Syrian conflict
Iran's supreme leader said there would be no more discussions with America after the Iran deal. Seems things have changed.
Why Russia is afraid of its own dead soldiers
Russia's Defense Ministry said a 19-year-old serviceman committed suicide at a Russian Air Force base in Latakia — the first service member confirmed dead in Syria.
Life is so miserable for Syrian refugees that thousands are returning home to a war zone
‘In Syria there is only death. But it’s better to die in Syria than to live here in the dirt.'