Syria wants more Iraqi coordination in Islamic State fight
Syria has criticized the US-led raids to date as ineffective, but has not opposed them.
IS cements grip on Iraq-Syria border in jihadist surge
They now hold roughly 50 percent of the territory in Syria.
It's been a very good week for the Islamic State
The terrorist group has taken over two key cities in two different countries in the last week.
U.S. admits two children killed in Islamic State campaign
US-MIDEAST-CRISIS-CASUALTIES-USA:U.S. admits two children killed in Islamic State campaign
The Syrian conflict was destroying Palmyra well before the Islamic State showed up there
If the Islamic State levels Palmyra and erases another piece of human history, they’re just finishing what Assad, other rebel groups, and four years of conflict have started.
Syria antiquities chief urges world to save Palmyra
The world must act to save Palmyra, Syria's antiquities chief said Thursday, accusing the international community of standing by as the Islamic State jihadist group seized the anci
Islamic State says it has full control of Syria's Palmyra
US-MIDEAST-CRISIS-SYRIA:Islamic State says it has full control of Syria's Palmyra
Refugees in Egypt say getting to Europe is worth risking their lives
Getting on a smuggler’s boat is easy. Making it across the Mediterranean is harder.
The Islamic State takes another major Iraqi city
You might remember Ramadi. More than 1,300 American soldiers and Marines died there after the 2003 US invasion of Iraq.
Assad, under pressure, may need his friends more than ever
US-MIDEAST-CRISIS-SYRIA-INSIGHT:Assad, under pressure, may need his friends more than ever
OK, so there was a ground raid. But who's winning the war?
The raid that captured a key Islamic State leader in Syria is being touted as a serious blow to the militant organization. The truth is we don't really know.
With swoop on Islamic State compound, US commandos seek to disrupt financing
US-MIDEAST-CRISIS-USA-RAID:With swoop on Islamic State compound, U.S. commandos seek to disrupt financing
US commandos kill top IS leader in Syria raid
US special forces killed a senior Islamic State leader in a raid in eastern Syria, the White House said Saturday, as jihadists closed in on Syria's ancient Palmyra and Ramadi.
US says did not warn Syrian government of Islamic State raid
"The US government did not coordinate with the Syrian regime, nor did we advise them in advance of this operation," said a White House National Security Council spokesperson.
It's hard to determine the good guy in the Syrian conflict
Both government forces and the rebels are guilty of terrible crimes. A new Amnesty International report is damning.
Suicide blast strikes north Damascus
Al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate, the Al-Nusra Front, claimed responsibility for the attack.
Just how many civilians have died in the West's campaign against the Islamic State?
Concerns are growing about the potential civilian toll ahead of a planned offensive against the Islamic State in Mosul, a crowded city of 1.5 million.
Apparently there are more Syrian refugees than the world can handle
The UN is calling on Western countries to take in more displaced Syrians. But so far the call has not been met.
'Strong' evidence of Syria regime chemical attacks: HRW
Aid workers say they smelled chlorine gas on the victims clothes.
Airstrikes. Siege. Starvation. And now the Islamic State — welcome to Yarmouk
The camp's Palestinian refugees were suffering long before IS came into the picture.
VIDEO: The Islamic State is digging tunnel systems to ambush its enemies
It's also using them to evade airstrikes.
UN Security Council mulls how to help Syria's Yarmouk civilians
Officials are looking into ways to evacuate those who want to leave the camp.
Life in Yarmouk is 'beyond inhumane'
The Islamic State continues to control large parts of the Yarmouk refugee city outside of Damascus, Syria. It's hard to imagine a worse scenario.
Looting and lynching in Tikrit bodes ill for Iraq’s fight against the Islamic State
Can Iraq win back Sunni cities without further deepening the sectarian resentment that allowed the militant group to capture those areas in the first place?
Qaeda advances on Syria army base near Idlib: Monitor
Fighters from Al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate and allied militants advanced Friday on a key government-held military base in northwestern Idlib province, a monitor said.
Islamic State seizes most of Yarmuk refugee camp in Damascus: PLO
The camp has been under siege for a year.
Syria's war has drastically changed the lives of millions. Here are just four of their stories
Four years into Syria's war, extremists dominate the news. These are the stories that don't make the headlines.
Syria says this is the US Predator drone it shot down on Tuesday (VIDEO)
The karate teacher who took the fight to Bashar al-Assad
Abu Hamza once taught the children of government employees how to fight, now he leads a rebel brigade fighting the government.
This is how the war in Syria looks to an Assad supporter
'Normal people didn’t want to have a so-called revolution. We didn’t want anything like that.'
The refugee from Homs who can hardly afford to feed his family
Ahmad worked real estate before the war, now he cannot afford to put a roof over his own head.