A natural byproduct could clean up polluted and war-ravaged land.
Three suicide bombers killed 42 at Turkey's busiest airport June 28. A scholar explains how Turkey's foreign policy blunders have made the country such a target for terrorist attacks.
Politically unstable and bordering the world's most violent and volatile region, Turkey is at risk of descending into civil war.
Here was an MP who dedicated herself to improving the world – focusing particularly on Syria. She had the right priorities.
İzmir, Turkey's third largest city, is a pit stop for Syrians headed to Europe – but for more and more of them, it's becoming a home.
Syria's chemical weapons were supposedly all destroyed in 2014, but news reports indicate that nerve gas may have been kept back.
A Syrian asylum seeker has been permitted to stay in Greece on the grounds that Turkey is not safe for return. It could be a major blow for the EU's controversial refugee strategy.
Profit estimates have ranged from $4 million to $7 billion. But with the Paris attacks costing only $10,000, does a number even matter?
By striking deep in Bashar-al Assad's heartland, Islamic State issued a reminder that his regime will never control all of Syria.
It's the first global gathering to discuss humanitarian crises and opportunities – but talk and no action might still end up the order of the day.
A report from Lesbos, where thousands of refugees are living in inhumane conditions.
Obama's military strategy in Iraq and Syria hasn't defeated the Islamic State, but it isn't a total failure either. A retired major general and law professor looks at the successes and shortcomings.
Over the years the words Sykes-Picot have taken on two meanings – one significant, the other less so.
The world has singularly failed to find a path forward for Syria – or to stop the Assad government flagrantly violating all efforts to stop the conflict.
Protecting humanitarian workers requires an understanding of their individual situation, not broad assumptions.
Press freedom has changed little in the past decade. If the African Union is to commit to the principles of democracy, it needs to do more to uphold freedom of expression and protects its journalists.
A Syrian town of Muslims and Christians stands united amid the country's chaos.
The Obama administration likes to say it won't put "boots on the ground" in Iraq – but that's increasingly at odds with reality.
Unpaid volunteers are negotiating with Islamic State and facing military attacks as they try to save Syria's ancient cities.
Lebanon is host to well over 1m Syrian refugees, and their situation is getting ever more desperate.