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.
Even a dusty outpost at the edge of the Sahara Desert has taken in Syrian refugees
Isolated Mauritania is a rare country where the borders remain wide open.
The US military may be fabricating intelligence reports about its war with the Islamic State
The war is not going as well as some senior officers might like to think, intelligence analysts say.
Russian troops are not in Syria, says Syria's ambassador to Moscow
Moscow admits having 'military experts' accompanying arms on the ground in Syria, but has not confirmed an increased military presence.
Chaos at Hungary border as police tear gas migrants
Hungarian riot police fired tear gas and water cannon Wednesday at crowds of refugees and migrants desperate to cross the border from Serbia, while others carved out a new route and headed for Croatia.
Syrian war will displace a million more people this year: UN official
The conflict has already displaced one million Syrians so far in 2015, with intensified fighting in much of the country now in its fifth year of war.
Obama says US will take in 10,000 Syrian refugees. Is that a lot?
One village in Lebanon hosts as many Syrian refugees as the entire United States
Lebanon is currently home to well more than a million Syrian refugees.
Russian troops join combat in Syria, sources say
Russian forces have begun participating in military operations in Syria in support of government troops, three Lebanese sources told Reuters Wednesday.
War is the problem, not refugees
And Syria's war, especially, has no end in sight.
Give Germany your poor, your tired, your huddled masses yearning to be free
Germany offers to take in another half a million refugees per year — at least.
Syrian refugees in Uruguay say they want to move elsewhere
Uruguay accepted the 42 Syrians fleeing civil war in October 2014, but the families said they felt the leftist government had failed to deliver on a promise of good incomes.
Gazans pay tribute to Syrian toddler Aylan with sand sculpture
'It reminded me of the children of the Bakr family who were killed on the Gaza beach during the last war.'
Report: US to overhaul rebel force fighting IS in Syria
The effort amounts to an admission that the fledgling force is failing to be effective.
UK's Cameron bows to pressure to take more Syrian refugees
The change in policy will apply to Syrians already living in refugee camps.
Father buries drowned toddler, family in Syria
Abdullah Kurdi and his family of four fled the war in Kobani for safety in Europe. Now he's back in Syria to bury his wife and two sons.
How social media transformed the image of a drowned Syrian child into an iconic symbol
The world's paying attention now.
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.