Perhaps the most effective force in the battle to retake Raqqa from the Islamic State are the fighters without a home state. Ethnic Kurds see the war as an opportunity to govern themselves.
The kids were everywhere — full of joy, full of spirit, full of exhaustion. Full of life. And they both inspired and broke my heart.
On the outskirts of Raqqa, amid death and destruction, there are signs of life—and hope. Tens of thousands of Syrian families are living in rubble, preparing for a future after ISIS.
While Russian President Vladimir Putin is expected to seek a fourth term next year, the country’s largest anti-government movement in recent history continues to grow.
What can happen to you if you oppose the Kremlin? There's a high mortality rate among critics of the Russian government and President Vladimir Putin.
There may be no more consequential relationship for the U.S. than with Russia.
In the republic of Dagestan, a brutal separatist insurgency has long fought against the Russian state. Now, as many as 5,000 Dagestanis have left to fight for the Islamic State.
Nick Schifrin, a special correspondent at PBS NewsHour, discusses the new series, "Inside Putin's Russia" on Facebook Live.
For years, the Kremlin and the media it controls have waged a multifaceted disinformation campaign inside Russia and pointed at its perceived adversaries, including the U.S.
The new Russian identity is a combination of religion, old Russian traditions and rediscovered patriotism. It helps explain how today’s Russians think and how President Putin remains popular.
Despite having the largest oil reserves in the world, Venezuela’s economy is in a freefall, necessities are scarce, and tens of thousands of residents flee across the border to Colombia.
Venezuelans face nationwide shortages of food at inflation prices, and children are suffering: child malnutrition is rising at an alarming rate.