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.
Why NATO has lost its leverage to do anything about Turkey's offensive in northern Syria.
Turkey is threatening to send 3.6 million refugees back to the Syrian territory it just invaded. Deporting these vulnerable people would make them the collateral damage of a chaotic, many-sided war.
Turkey’s invasion of northern Syria may force Western states to finally address what to do with adherents of Islamic State. Here are the options.
Kurdish women have fought on the front lines of military battles since the 19th century. A scholar explains the origins of Kurdistan's relative gender equality in a mostly conservative Muslim region.
The Turkish offensive in northern Syria not only threatens international security, but destroys hope for a democratic alternative in the Middle East.
Deep Saini and Michelle Grattan discuss the acts of civil disobedience by climate activist group Extinction Rebellion, and consider what Australia's responsibility is in the Turkey-Syria conflict.
Since defending northern Syria from the Islamic State, Kurdish people have established an egalitarian society where women are equal, democracy is direct and religious freedom is guaranteed.
In the aftermath of President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw US troops from Syria, Turkey may be sinking deeper in the Syrian conflict.
Why the US decision to withdraw troops from northern Syria is so dangerous.
The US president's latest announcement portends a worrying outcome in a part of the world riven by years of conflict.
Crony capitalism became firmly embedded under Ben Ali, benefiting his family and close friends.
Jordan has a huge number of Syrian refugees and since 2016 it has let them legally enter the workforce.
After years of tensions over northern Syria, the US and Turkey have agreed to establish safe zones. Why now?