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Small-scale but alarming attacks suggest the militants are rebooting in some of the first parts of the country where they were defeated, raising concerns that declarations of victory were premature.

  • Jul 17, 2018

Protests that began earlier this week in Basra are spreading to many other cities in the Shiite south.

  • Jul 14, 2018

At least 17 people, including children, died in the bloodiest attack yet of a five-day-old government offensive as tens of thousands flee Russian airstrikes.

  • Jun 28, 2018

Reforms decreed by Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman are bringing unprecedented change to the lives of Saudi women — and also revealing how far the conservative kingdom has to go.

  • Jun 22, 2018

Reforms decreed by Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman are bringing unprecedented change to the lives of Saudi women — and also revealing how far the conservative kingdom has to go.

  • Jun 17, 2018

The Syrian president said he would prefer negotiations to get U.S. troops to leave but is prepared to go to war to oust them.

  • May 31, 2018

The U.S. Embassy move to Jerusalem and the withdrawal from the Iran deal are stirring new anger against the United States and raising the risk of a wider war.

  • May 18, 2018

A long history of rivalry between the ruling families of the Arabian peninsula thwarts U.S. efforts to forge a united front in the region.

  • May 13, 2018

Syrian doctors said victims of an alleged chemical attack were suffering from asthma as chemical weapons inspectors say they are being blocked from visiting Douma.

  • Apr 16, 2018

The U.S., Russia, Iran, Syria and a host of proxy forces are in a high-stakes race to seize territory.

  • Sep 18, 2017
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