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.
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.