Human rights experts have estimated that some 14,000 people died from torture or were killed in the prisons run by military intelligence and security forces during Syria’s long civil war.
The warrant relates to the deadly use of chemical weapons and is a major step to hold President Bashar al-Assad accountable for some of the worst atrocities in Syria’s long conflict.
Airstrikes hit two facilities in eastern Syria, most likely killing or injuring Iran-backed militia personnel. The United States has blamed such groups for recent attacks against its troops.
The downing of a Reaper drone, the mainstay of the American military’s aerial surveillance fleet, was the latest escalation of violence between the U.S. and Iran-backed groups in Yemen, Iraq and Syria.
Drone and rocket attacks on U.S. forces have continued in recent weeks, prompting a second round of retaliatory airstrikes in eastern Syria.
Syria, Iraq and Iran were parched by high temperatures that would have been “virtually impossible” without the effects of global warming, scientists said.
Estados Unidos dirigió un feroz bombardeo contra el Estado Islámico en Siria e Irak que hizo mella en sus propias tropas. Estas son las claves de los hallazgos de una investigación del Times.
Soaring needs and wealthy countries’ focus on Ukraine have left aid agencies with too little money to address the world’s other crises, forcing them to cut programs.