Changes to the conscription law in Syria aim to raise money, while still dismissing those men who don't bear arms as second-class citizens.
What are the drivers behind violent attacks against minorities in Turkey?
The children of Canadians who have left to join the Islamic State are the subject of a fierce debate about Canada's obligation to their repatriation.
The latest scandal to hit news media involves Rukmini Callimachi, the journalist behind the New York Times podcast "Caliphate." The scandal spotlights the dynamic between reporters and "fixers."
President Trump has claimed the Islamic State was completely defeated on his watch – but an analysis of government maps and other reports shows his administration did only half the work.
After years of civil war, the Syrian people are now suffering from the coronavirus pandemic and a crashing economy. And there is no end in sight.
Gulf monarchies emerged from the Arab Spring relatively unscathed, while some Middle East republics were devastated by civil war. Here's how they managed — and how education may have played a part.
A legal expert analyses the significance of a Court Appeal ruling allowing Shamima Begum to return to the UK from Syria to fight an appeal against the removal of her British citizenship.
The Islamic State is asking its followers to worsen the global pandemic, and its fighters are celebrating the toll disease and racism are taking on US society.
A cutting edge new research project is developing Lego-like bricks made from biomaterials to replace bone fragments in shattered limbs.
A group of Dutch families of foreign fighters detained in Syria are trying to get The Netherlands to repatriate them.
Seven striking similarities between developments regarding Islamic State today and the period before its surge in 2013-14.
From getting schooling for their children through an app in the wrong language to trouble finding gloves and masks, refugees across the globe face different challenges in dealing with the coronavirus.
Everyone in Syria is fighting a slightly different war from everyone else, there are outsiders with their own goals – and the coronavirus is about to make everything much worse.
Turkey is a NATO member but that doesn't mean its NATO allies will come to its support in Syria.
The Aegean has long been a place of overlapping migration. Now it is facing a new crisis.
The war in Syria has reached a crisis point, with close to 400,000 deaths and more than 11 million people displaced.
The contested province of Idlib has become a focus of the conflict, which has become increasingly violent and dangerous.
New modelling techniques shed light on the ancient city of Ugarit and can help plan effective conservation.
As Syrian forces bombard the opposition enclave of Idlib, Turkey lacks an ongoing strategy.