In a Syrian cemetery, Kurds contemplate war without their US allies

Every Friday, they come to the cemetery in Kobani, Syria, to hand out sweets and remember their loved ones, killed in the fight against...

Sheikha Latifa: Former UN rights chief criticized for calling princess ‘troubled’

Former UN Human Rights Commissioner Mary Robinson has been criticized for describing a daughter of Dubai's billionaire ruler who was feared missing as "troubled"...

US-backed forces begin push against ISIS pocket in Syria

The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces has started a ground operation to clear the last ISIS enclave in Syria, a spokesman for the group told...

People in Aleppo ‘scared and hungry’ as Syrian troops encircle city

People in Aleppo are hungry and terrified as the Syrian army tightens its grip on the rebel-held eastern section of the city, resident and...

Afghanistan’s young Lionel Messi fan is now a Taliban target

Global fame is hard to handle for any 7-year-old. In Afghanistan, it can also be life-threatening. In January 2016, a photo of young Murtaza Ahmadi...

Iran executes ‘Sultan of Coins’ for financial crimes

Iran executed two men for financial crimes early Wednesday, punishments that were quickly assailed by Amnesty International as disproportionate and reflective of Tehran's "shameless...

Flash floods in Jordan kill at least 12

At least 12 people, including a young girl, were killed as flash floods engulfed multiple cities in Jordan on Friday, a government official said. Heavy...

‘Highly likely’ Japanese journalist has been released from captivity in Syria

"We are still working to identify this person, but putting together various information, the person is highly likely to be Mr. Yasuda himself and...

Syria Air Defenses reportedly intercept ‘hostile targets’ over western Damascus

Syrian Air Defenses intercepted and downed "a number of hostile targets" over the western countryside of Damascus on Tuesday, according to the Syrian state-run...

Turkish troops shoot, wound three civilians in northern Iraq

Turkish troops shot and wounded three Iraqi civilians after hundreds of protesters attacked a Turkish military base in northern Iraq on Saturday, according to...

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