The German chancellor will meet with the Russian president as their countries seek to cooperate on issues like Syria and a shared gas pipeline.
An explosion in a residential building thought to be storing weapons and ammunition in the rebel-held province of Idlib killed at least 69 people, including 12 children, a war monitor said.
Residents of Arsal, which had four times as many Syrians as local residents, hope the winding down of the Syrian war will allow refugees to return.
Azza Abo Rebieh got her guards to give her pencils and paper, then began sketching the faces and habits of fellow inmates in Syria’s notorious detention system.
The car bombing was said to be at least the fourth Israeli assassination attempt against an enemy weapons engineer on foreign soil in the last three years.
A trip along the Euphrates reveals damaged and depopulated towns, and an uneasy front held by a tenuous American presence.
Three books relate the individual accounts of people caught up in events larger than themselves.
Ms. Skaf fled to Paris after being arrested and harassed and receiving death threats when she spoke out against the Syrian government.
Syrian families have suddenly learned that missing relatives have been registered as dead by the government. Rights groups call it an admission that they were killed in prison.
Our national security law expert in Washington made his first of many reporting trips to Guantánamo Bay in 2003. Earlier this month, he toured ISIS fighter prisons in Syria.
In a series of attacks in Sweida Province, jihadists from the Islamic State proved that they could still inflict damage, despite having lost territory.
Smartphone video, now used to document abuses across the globe, has been crucial in telling the outside world about Syria’s war, says Anne Barnard, Beirut bureau chief for The Times.
The Syrian jet crossed into Israeli-controlled airspace, Israel said, in a rare incursion. Israel last shot down a Syrian warplane in 2014.
The Israeli government facilitated the passage of the rescue workers and their families through its territory to Jordan so that they could be resettled abroad.
Ibraheem Musaibli, who is from Michigan, is being held in Syria. So is an Indiana woman whose husband died fighting for ISIS. The U.S. is bringing them home.
On a rare tour of prisons for Islamic State suspects from nearly 50 countries, a Times reporter watched their jailers try to secure them humanely — but for how long?
After their meeting in Finland, the two presidents lauded the close cooperation between their two militaries in Syria, but the record is actually more mixed.
Ignorance is bliss, but untenable. Temporary distraction, however, is quite nice.