1. How Do You Find an American Who Goes Missing in Syria? Book Review, Today

    In “Proof of Life,” Daniel Levin recounts his harrowing quest — across several cities and countries — to uncover the fate of a young man who disappeared in the war-torn Middle East.

  2. Syria’s Surprising Solar Boom: Sunlight Powers the Night in Rebel Idlib Foreign, May 15

    Cut off from the power grid and with fuel costs soaring, Syrians in a poor, embattled enclave have turned en masse to solar panels to charge their phones and light their homes and tents.

  3. Biden Administration Hopes to Learn Fate of U.S. Hostage in Syria Washington, April 27

    While hopes for the return of Austin Tice have faded, the top American hostage negotiator says he believes the former journalist is still alive.

  4. John Kerry denies ever having discussed Israeli strikes in Syria with Iran’s foreign minister. Washington, April 26

    In a leaked recording of a phone conversation, Mohammad Javad Zarif said Mr. Kerry, a secretary of state under President Barack Obama, had informed him that Israel had attacked Iranian interests in Syria at least 200 times.

  5. Jordan Releases 16 Accused in Alleged Plot, Soothing Royal Rift Foreign, April 22

    Jordanian officials had arrested 18 people earlier in April, accusing them of aiding a former crown prince to foment unrest. All but two were released Thursday.

  6. Fleeing a Modern War, Syrians Seek Refuge in Ancient Ruins Foreign, April 19

    So many people have fled to Syria’s crowded northwest that families have settled in important archaeological sites. “We, too, have become ruins.”

  7. Госпитали и Школы Подвергаются Атакам в Сирии. Расследование ООН Вызывает Вопросы. Мы Решили Разобраться. Interactive, April 13

    Атаки на гражданские объекты в Сирии настолько участились, что ООН приняла решение о расследовании этих нарушений. Однако расследование ограничено лишь некоторыми случаями атак и неизвестно, будут ли обнародованы его результаты. «Нью-Йорк Таймс» провели независимое расследование. Вот что нам удалось установить.