Even after ISIS is substantially defeated, the Trump administration will allow troops remain in Syria indefinitely without new congressional authorization.
The enablers of President Bashar al-Assad deserve scorn in light of this week’s slaughter in Ghouta.
Four American soldiers were ambushed by militants in a remote desert in Niger in October. It was all part of a shadowy war going back to the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
The gunman killed at least five people and wounded several others. ISIS described the assailant as a “soldier of the caliphate,” and members shared a video said to be of him.
They are Arabs and Kurds, men and women, young and old. Meet some of the fighters who teamed up with the United States to drive the Islamic State out of northeastern Syria.
A plea from four American couples whose children were brutally slain in Syria: Try the murderers, but don’t make them martyrs by executing them.
The unnamed man has been in custody of the United States military for months as the Trump administration tries to figure out how to handle his case.
A lukewarm response by potential donors, including the United States, at a fund-raising conference threatens efforts to stabilize the war-torn country.
Residents reluctantly return to live amid the rubble of the battered ruins of Kobani, a Kurdish city in northern Syria. They call the neighborhood The Museum.
What are some of the lessons from a skirmish in which Israel lost a jet? One is that as the Syrian civil war winds down, a new conflict is emerging.
Israel’s strikes in Syrian territory give even greater urgency to a top priority: managing the aftermath of the expected final defeat of the Islamic State in Syria.
Empathy is not enough for me and other women brutalized by the Islamic State. We need the chance to revive our homeland.
The four men from West London went to fight in Syria. They were known among Western hostages for their British accents — and their brutality. Two of the men are dead, and the remaining two were recently captured. Here's what is known about them.
Egyptian Air Force pounded militant targets late Friday as part of a major operation in North Sinai. But the military provided scant detail about the operation.
At trial in Belgium, Salah Abdeslam refuses to answer questions from the judge as a way of protesting European justice, defense lawyers say.
The conflict has broken into several small wars, and the carnage is reaching a new peak, upending any assumptions it might be nearing an end.
The men were part of a notorious group of Islamic State militants known as the Beatles because of their British accents.
Nearly seven years after it started, the war in Syria continues to defy attempts at resolution. It may continue for years.
Americans say the coalition repelled an attack by forces backing President Bashar al-Assad in a rare confrontation between groups that have both fought ISIS.
The New York Times traveled with two U.S. generals to a northern Syria city where armed conflict between the Americans and Turks is now a possibility.
As the Israeli government prepares to deport African refugees, we prepare to open our homes to them.
In the absence of a coherent American policy for Libya, Russia is gaining influence in one of the most dangerous parts of the world.
Salah Abdeslam is accused of shooting at the police during a raid in Brussels as he fled capture after the 2015 attacks in France.
As some militants go into hiding and others slip into Turkey, the flow risks tarnishing American declarations that the Islamic State has been largely defeated.
Unmarked Israeli aircraft have been pounding Islamist militants in the North Sinai. Israel’s role has been kept secret to prevent a backlash in Egypt.
A reporter’s visit to the front line in Manbij, Syria, found that Kurdish rebels’ fears of a Turkish advance have been dispelled by American military assurances of support.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan was the first Turkish leader to hold talks with the P.K.K. He can stop the war by talking to its founder, Abdullah Ocalan.
The Syrian border of the Golan Heights is the second-most-dangerous place on earth.
Ahead of President Trump’s first State of the Union address, a look at the claims he has made recently — and their accuracy.
Prime Minister Abadi is a national hero, but in Iraq’s tricky sectarian system, that doesn’t mean he will win the election.
With insurgent attacks killing more than 130 people in 10 days, Afghans are asking why the government cannot protect its heavily militarized capital.
The Kurdish bomber, 20, fought for a part of the Syrian Democratic Forces, an important ally of the United States military in the battle against the Islamic State.
The United States shouldn’t rely on the People’s Protection Units in Syria, but on Turkey.
American military officials fear the makeshift camps may repeat a security mistake of the Iraq war even as they have sought to avoid any major responsibility for addressing it.
In a phone call, President Trump urged President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to limit attacks against Kurdish militias, including some backed by American forces.
The assault in Spain in August, which killed 16 people and wounded 140 others, could have been far worse, according to researchers of the Program on Global Terrorism in Madrid.
The man was captured in Syria as a suspected Islamic State fighter, and his case has raised novel issues about the rights of American citizens.