Albania has an Al Qaeda problem. And it's starting to fight back
The authorities have arrested eight people on charges of recruiting militants to fight in Syria.
Day 1,100: What if your son wants to go fight in Syria?
This is a serious problem for some communities in Europe.
Over half Syria's chemical arms surrendered
Syria remains behind schedule for the destruction of its entire arsenal by June 30.
Jordan intercepts drugs, arms haul from Syria
Jordanian border guards stopped two vehicles crossing from Syria loaded with arms and thousands of Captagon tablets, a drug widely used by Syrian rebels.
Day 1,099: So much for that castle
The latest fight in Syria centered on Krak des Chevaliers, erected by Crusaders in the 12th and 13th centuries.
Day 1,098: Enter Israel
A quick rundown of the barrage of news out of the Levant in the past 24 hours.
UN says war crimes evidence in Syria is solid enough for indictment
However, despite the accumulation of evidence, diplomats say it is unlikely Syria would be referred to the International Criminal Court.
Three years of conflict in Syria
A look back at the most powerful stories from the past 1,097 days.
Meet the civilians who fled Syria's last rebel stronghold
A dispatch from the town directly across the border from the one the Syrian government just captured.
Day 1,096: What does the fall of Yabroud mean for the Syria conflict?
Government forces have recaptured the rebel stronghold, with some help from Hezbollah.
Syria has agreed to give more access to aid groups to provide supplies: UNICEF
'We have to translate that now into continuing and much more rapid progress because the progress is not equal to the scope of the tragedy,' UNICEF executive director Anthony Lake said.
Day 1,093: Death toll now at 146,065
The civil war enters its fourth year with a grim new death toll. But what do all these numbers mean?
Syria's war is about to enter its fourth year. The death toll has exceeded 146,000
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the true toll was probably much higher.
Algerian prime minister resigns to run president's re-election campaign
Energy Minister Youcef Yousfi will replace Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal as interim premier, state news agency APS said.
Day 1,092: Two photos from quiet Syria demonstrations in DC
As the three-year anniversary approaches, there's little reason for optimism.
5 reasons why Tunisia should give us all hope
In the country that started it all, things are getting better.
Depression and schizophrenia are becoming more common among Syrian refugees
'Children who witness blood and gore. They can't shake the images from their mind. They see it every time they blink,' Ana Maria Tijerino, a mental health adviser for MSF, said.
Day 1,091: Assad makes rare public appearance, visiting displaced Syrians
As the third anniversary of the conflict approaches, the president's social media feeds have released images of him talking to women and children.
Here's a chart to help you understand how many people are dying in Syria
The Syrian conflict has so far killed an estimated 146,000 people. Let's compare.
The future of 5.5 million Syrian children 'hangs in the balance,' UNICEF warns
'For Syria's children, the past three years have been the longest of their lives. Must they endure another year of suffering?' UNICEF executive director Anthony Lake said.
Syria's other 'weapons' of war: Starvation and sickness
Amnesty International accused the Syrian army of using starvation as a 'weapon' in the Yarmouk refugee camp, while Save the Children found a disastrous collapse in healthcare.
Syrian rebels free nuns as part of a rare prisoner swap
The release came as Amnesty International issued a report that said the Syrian army has been using starvation as a 'weapon of war' in its siege of a Palestinian refugee camp.
UN report calls on Security Council to refer Syrian atrocities like 'starvation until submission' to the ICC
'The Security Council bears responsibility for not addressing accountability and allowing the warring parties to violate these rules with total impunity,' Paulo Pinheiro, who leads the UN commission of inquiry, told a news conference.
Watch this British girl become a child refugee in the span of one year
'Just because it isn't happening here doesn't mean it isn't happening.'
9 numbers that explain how bad it is in Syria right now
Here are some facts about the Syrian conflict that may shock you.
Pro-Assad forces kill 175 rebels in ambush: Syrian state media
The ambush would be a significant advance for President Bashar al-Assad's efforts to cement his hold of the capital and surrounding roads, if the scale of the casualties is confirmed.
5 years ago, Syria was world's second-largest refugee host. Now, it's set to be the world's biggest source of refugees
Registered Syrian refugees have now hit 2.5 million, according to the UN refugee agency.
On Sunday, a car bomb devastated the Syrian town of Atmeh. This is what it looked like
A window into the reality that many Syrians live with on a daily basis.
Atmeh bombing (Warning: Graphic images)
On Sunday, a deadly car bomb struck the Syrian border town, leaving 14 dead and at least 60 injured.
14 protest videos that went viral and changed the world
From Iran's Green Revolution to Occupy Wall Street, scenes of brutality, death, defiance, and laughter have altered the course of recent history.
A Norwegian boy was out in the cold without a jacket and this is how strangers reacted
'Would you give your jacket to Johannes?'