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.'
Syria's Assad ready to stand in new election: Russian MP
On Saturday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said it was time to start preparing for elections in Syria.
Russian volunteer fighters may be headed for Syria, too
That would raise a bunch of questions about the supposed US-Russia proxy war that's unfolding.
Assad and Putin met up in Moscow yesterday
Oh to be a fly on that wall.
Some of Syria's most marginalized people don't even feel safe in refugee camps
The Dom refugees in Turkey fled the same civil war other Syrians did, but they're still surrounded by threats.
US, Russia set rules for air safety over Syria
The United States and Russia have signed a memorandum of understanding that establishes measures so their pilots steer clear of each other as they conduct separate bombing campaigns in Syria, the Pentagon said Tuesday.
A new US-backed alliance in Syria has the Islamic State’s ‘capital’ in its sights
Analysis: With Russia’s entry into the war, Assad looks stronger than he has in a long time.
US abandons Syria rebel training effort; will focus on weapons supply
A Friday announcement marked the effective end to a short-lived $580 million program to train and equip units of fighters at sites outside of Syria.
Senior Iranian Revolutionary Guards general killed in Syria: IRGC
Tehran denies having any military forces in Syria, but says it has offered 'military advice' to Assad's forces in their fight against 'terrorist groups.'
US says Russia launched cruise missile strikes in Syria without giving advance notice
"We've seen increasingly unprofessional behavior from Russian forces," US Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Thursday.
A call and an apology for the bombing of a hospital is apparently not enough these days
The Doctors Without Borders president was unimpressed with a phone call from the US president.
Russian warships fire cruise missiles as Moscow backs Syrian army offensive
Russia's navy has joined the assault its air force started.
Syrian rebels call for regional alliance against Russia and Iran
More than 40 Syrian insurgent groups including the powerful Islamist faction Ahrar al-Sham have called on regional states to forge an alliance against Russia and Iran in Syria.
The US plans to arm more people and drop more bombs on Syria
A plan is in motion to take the Islamic State's de facto capital.
Assad says Russian air campaign vital to save Middle East
The United States, France and Britain say the Russian air strikes are aimed at propping up Assad after recent rebel advances.
Three days of Russian air strikes on Syria
A snapshot of developments since Russia's first air strikes on Syria, an intervention the West says is directed more at regime opponents than Islamic State group jihadists.
Where would Afghanistan be today if the US and Russia had just left it alone?
The two superpowers might be able to draw some lessons from the past.
This is what the Russians are saying about Moscow’s airstrikes in Syria
The Kremlin is waging a 'holy battle.'
Russia just forced the US into an impossible position in Syria
Analysis: The situation is more precarious than it has ever been.
Here's how Russia has been involved in Syria's civil war from the beginning
Airstrikes on Wednesday were Moscow's first military engagement in a distant theater of war since the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in 1979.
Russia is launching airstrikes on Syria now, too
Soon it will be easier to list who isn’t bombing Syria than to list who is.
It's like peace, only different: Finding a solution to Syria
World leaders are trying to figure out what to do about Syria at the UN today.
The internet is crucial for refugee journeys — and for the smugglers who profit off them
It's one of the main reasons refugees rarely set out without a smart phone.
Put the refugee crisis on pause: Syria's orchestra in exile just performed in Germany
These refugees have discovered a solution to clearing out all the noise and actually bringing cultures together. Other countries should take note. It’s called music.
A daily hustle to survive: This is the life of a Syrian refugee
The often unbearable existence of a Syrian refugee drives some to unthinkable acts.
There are so many refugees that cargo ships are moving human beings now
Merchant ships are bound by a UN convention to 'render assistance to any person found at sea in danger of being lost.' Since 2014, they've helped rescue more than 65,000 people.
Syrian war prompts first-ever withdrawal from 'doomsday' Arctic seed vault
Samples of wheat, barley and grasses suited to dry regions have been requested to replace seeds in a gene bank near the Syrian city of Aleppo that has been damaged by the war.