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.
For decades, Iran has built up a network of proxies across the Middle East. Will it now use them to retailiate for the killing of its top general?
Researchers used advanced chemical analyses to study breastfeeding in some of the world's first farming communities.
As the North Atlantic Treaty Organization celebrates its 70th anniversary with a leaders' meeting in London, five US scholars shed light on NATO's history and its potential future.
Both drought and violence drove many Syrians out of their homes; even if the war ends, the continuing difficulty of farming will make it hard for them to return.
Families of those at risk of extremism need to be supported, not judged.
In northern Syria, Trump has caused U.S. allies and rivals to view American commitments in a new, uncertain light. Other countries may now shift to depend less on the U.S., weakening national power.
Distrust of the US – even if misplaced – can linger for decades, thwarting Washington’s foreign policy goals. A former US diplomat in Iraq reflects on that country's skepticism of US aid efforts.
The Morrison government has shown no enthusiasm for repatriating the family members of IS fighters. But as other nations bring back their own fighters, Australia may find itself forced to act.
Since the 1940s, Congress has largely let the president make decisions, while members of the House and Senate endorse or condemn those actions from the sidelines.
The EU’s rhetoric after Turkey’s military incursion in Syria has not been backed by concrete action or a persuasive engagement with Erdogan’s government.
The 39 migrants who froze to death in a lorry crossing the channel join hundreds more who have died trying to get into Europe over land.
Was the ban a Muslim ban -- or was that just an anti-Trump narrative? A political scientist combs through the data for answers.
From US captive to head of Islamic State, the life of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who died in Syria.
How much the leader's death might hinder the reemergence of IS greatly depends on how quickly its next leaders can be tracked down and dealt with.
The US has 50 nuclear bombs stored in Turkey. As tensions rise between the two countries, a look at how they got there and what might happen next.
We cannot underestimate the capacity for reinvention, resilience and the enduring appeal of IS.
Almost 4 million Syrian refugees live in Turkey, which has taken noteworthy steps to integrate them into the country in the past five years. Will Turkey now try to force those refugees back to Syria?
With so much politics at play, Turkey is likely to be in Syria for a long time to come – and the real winner from it all is likely to be the Assad government.