The offensive surprised the government at a time when it thought it was winning the war.

  • Mar 21, 2017

The U.S. is being drawn into a bitter struggle over territory liberated from the Islamic State.

  • Mar 8, 2017

The proposal would also arm the Kurds despite Turkey’s strong objections.

  • Mar 4, 2017

Islamic State defenses rapidly collapsed as Syrian army pushed into ancient city.

  • Mar 2, 2017

The latest effort to negotiate a settlement seems destined to fail, in part because of a vacuum in U.S. policy on the war-ravaged state.

  • Feb 28, 2017

As we traveled across the Kurdish-controlled enclave, we saw the new frontiers emerging from Syria’s war.

  • Feb 24, 2017

The U.S. and its allies have suspended aid to the rebels to get them to unite against al-Qaeda, but instead they are being overrun by it.

  • Feb 23, 2017

The victory follows a long and bloody operation to drive the militants from Turkey’s border.

  • Feb 23, 2017

Trump’s overhaul of Syria policy is reviving hopes in Turkey that the U.S. will end its alliance with Syria’s Kurds.

  • Feb 13, 2017

The futuristic city has become a showcase for Kazakhstan’s grand ambitions, and for Russia’s expanding global aspirations.

  • Jan 27, 2017
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