Many Syrians fleeing war hope to get to northern Europe. The usual route is across the Mediterranean to Greece. Those who make it safely often face dire conditions when they arrive.
A fragile peace between Turkey and its Kurdish population is being tested by the ongoing conflict in Kobani, which is fueling Kurdish national mobilizations.
Propaganda images of children at ISIS facilities and children in ISIS dawah (outreach) projects in ISIS-controlled areas of Syria and Iraq.
How did a terror organization considered too bloody for Al Qaeda morph into something like a government with its own territory—and with troops at the border of a NATO member state?
Since the first week of July, Kobani has been under intense attack on all fronts. Though the results of the campaign are inconclusive, it’s clear that the Islamists are making incremental gains.
Blood and treasure: Syria's archeological treasures at risk as war goes on.
The most dangerous place in the world for journalists is Syria, where dozens have been killed or kidnapped.
European governments pay ransoms for the release of hostages held by terrorists. The U.S. does not. What that gap means for Americans like journalist James Foley.
Amid the millions of refugees from Syria flooding into Lebanon and Jordan, one minority group is the most marginalized of all. Palestinians are refugees with literally nowhere to go.
Parents anxiously await news of their teenaged sons who were kidnapped from bus by Islamic militants in Syria.
An artist asks, "Why were we Armenian, but living in the U.S? Why was our family in Syria? What were these family stories of exile and slaughter? Why weren’t they in the history books of my youth?"
As the conflict destabilizes Syria, Washington must finally face the hard choice: Either compromise with Iran, or decisively support and arm the rebels.