The individual most directly responsible for a colossal humanitarian crisis is still in power – and might be for some time.
By following these three lessons, Homs can re-emerge from the Syrian conflict an even greater city than before.
A Syrian architect reveals what makes her home town so special – and how locals can rebuild it.
The Syrian Democratic Forces were excluded from the latest round of peace talks.
Although the uprising in Syria will mark its sixth anniversary this month, the Syrian war has far from run its course.
It all depends on him.
Four major powers are dancing around each other in Syria – and the Kurds could end up as the kingmakers.
Unless we’re addressing inequalities everywhere, we will achieve equality nowhere.
Syrian refugees have been banned from the US for the next 120 days. Whatever happens next, the country they are fleeing will never be the same again.
Men watch the TV news in Baghdad, Iraq, on March 6, 2017.
AP Photo/Hadi Mizban
The revised ban allows entry to citizens of Iraq, but continues to block citizens of six other Muslim majority nations.
A supporter of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan holds a flag before Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim.
Turkey tops the list of countries to watch in the Middle East. Surprising shifts in domestic and foreign Turkish policy will have an important influence on the web of complex developments in the entire…
Some of the global pressure points in 2017. Below is the analysis of each country, grouped by region.
As countries around the world deal with internal and international crises, the potential for faultlines to open is high.
Is Putin the new power broker in the Middle East?
Russia has managed to regain, at least in part, its role as a powerful interlocutor in the Middle East, which it lost after the fall of the Soviet Union.
Members of the youth wing of the National Front, Malaysia’s ruling coalition, hold placards during a protest at the North Korea embassy following the murder of Kim Jong-nam in Kuala Lumpur.
Using nerve agents is banned under the Chemical Weapons Convention, but North Korea is not a party to it.
A protester against President Trump’s immigration policy and a Trump supporter in New York City.
Data since 1950s show Americans have always been wary of refugees. A public opinion expert explains current attitudes toward Syrian refugees and what it means for building consensus on policy.
Among the Syrian refugee population it is estimated that there are 2,000 university professionals and 100,000 university qualified students.
A destroyed church in Harasta, on the outskirts of Damascus.
Prioritising groups of refugees, such as Syrian Christians, over others will only create further polarisation.
Demonstrators outside Terminal 5 of Chicago’s O'Hare airport on Jan. 29, 2017.
AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh
A constitutional scholar considers the legal arguments that could undo Trump's executive order barring travel by residents of seven Muslim majority countries.
Syrian children remove rubble Aleppo, Syria.
AP Photo/Hassan Ammar
This roundup from our archives explains some of the major conflicts unfolding in the seven countries singled out by Trump's executive order.
Only long-term integration policies will keep people safe from appalling camps conditions.
The 60,000 people currently stuck in Greece will probably have to stay there. The EU should help them integrate.
Pro-Donald Trump bots worked to sway public opinion in the US election by secretly taking over pro-Hillary Clinton hashtags and spreading fake news stories.
Bots have not just been used in the US, but also in Australia, the UK, Germany, Syria and China. To what extent – and how – are they affecting political discourse?
Bashar al-Assad, Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Bashar al-Assad, Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan have a long history as leaders of their countries and players in the Syrian war.