The images we have seen of Aleppo could play an important role in future discourses about the responsibility to protect.
Ambassador Karlov's death will weaken Turkey's influence in the Syrian conflict.
In the Middle East, there will be no easy choices for the incoming Trump administration - and a wild ride is likely to continue.
Less than a year ago, Andrey Karlov's assassination would've been a dangerous diplomatic incident – but the two massive powers involved have all but mended fences.
The United Nations has failed to protect the Syrian people from the conflict that has torn their lives apart – so now is the time for a "coalition of the obligated" to step in.
When mass graves are disturbed, it makes it harder to find out the truth about what happened.
The Assad regime's takeover of Aleppo is a major strategic and psychological blow for the Syrian opposition.
With the rebels on the back foot and the US sidelined, other major players hold the keys to Syria's future.
Could the president-elect and his secretary of state nominee Rex Tillerson adopt useful policies in the Middle East? A scholar sees some hopeful possibilities.
The repercussions should Donald Trump withdraw from the Iran nuclear agreement, are detrimental to Iran’s economy, regional stability and US dealings with Europe and Russia.
New guidelines from Scotland's universities association are a major step in the right direction.
The most disastrous conflict to break out in the Obama years is still nowhere near its end. It could have been very different.
Muslims everywhere were offended and psychologically shocked by the president-elect’s views. But Syria and Egypt think they can benefit from a Trump presidency.
The humanitarian crisis in the Middle East is getting worse by the day. A survey of aid workers provides a glimpse into life on the ground, and clues to why the humanitarian sector is ailing.
For centuries, historians have assumed that 'primitive societies' couldn’t have possibly come up with advanced techniques on their own.
Illuminating the origins of one of the oldest peoples in the Middle East.
Warfare and bombing are typical in Aleppo, where hospitals are targeted and even children are wounded and killed. Read how we can do more than cry, from a doctor who has served in the city.
Conflict resolution across the world frequently leaves LGBT citizens behind.
Guerrilla tactics are hampering the advance into Iraq's northern capital.
A PhD candidate retells the moving stories of Syrian women, as they try to find a place in their new neighbourhoods.