The sentences shocked rights groups, who saw it as a move by President Bashar al-Assad to appear tough after a crisis that hurt his loyalists.
President Bashar al-Assad has tightened his grip on Damascus, but the attack suggested that militants who oppose him can still do harm.
Midhat Saleh, who oversaw the strategic Golan Heights boundary for Syria, was shot and killed by a sniper, the government said.
One of the most senior ISIS leaders ever to be taken alive is now reported to be in custody. The U.S. had offered a reward of up to $5 million for his capture.
Arab countries are gradually restoring ties with Syria, but its president remains mired in crises he can’t escape.
Can you find Syria on a map? What else do you know about this Middle Eastern nation with a population of 17 million people?
Seven years after they were captured by the Islamic State, some members of the Iraqi religious minority are still being held captive by fighters in Syria. Others are with families of ISIS militants.
The man, Mohammed Khalifa, was captured in Syria in early 2019. He was part of the Islamic State’s Ministry of Media, which was responsible for publicizing the beheading of the American journalist James Foley.
Meeting with President Vladimir V. Putin, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey said “there is no path back” from Turkish-Russian military deals opposed by the West.
The acclaimed documentary “Sabaya” portrays the rescue of Yazidi women sexually enslaved by the Islamic State terrorist group. But many of the traumatized women said they never agreed to be in the film.
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.
In an internal memo, the senior American diplomat in northern Syria criticized the Trump administration for failing to try harder to deter Turkey from invading northern Syria last month.
Those who lived under the Islamic State greeted the news about the group’s leader with grim satisfaction at best. “He deserves a worse and more abhorrent death,” one said.
A United States pullout, a Turkish invasion and a newly strengthened Syrian leader have reshaped the board for negotiations in Geneva.
President Trump’s abrupt decision to pull forces from northern Syria forced the Pentagon to press ahead with a risky night operation that killed the ISIS leader, military officials said.
Trump’s foreign policy disasters should lead liberals to rediscover the perils of geopolitical retreat.
Karen Nettleton spent the past five years searching for her grandchildren, whose father was an ISIS fighter. Now their fate has become a political football.
Psychologists find that story time can build the strong relationships they need for healthy development.
President Trump is making it harder to know how many civilians the government kills by remote control.
“I just want to go back to a normal life”: The Times visited a camp, swollen to breaking point, where the families of ISIS fighters are stuck.
There was no need to call for recognizing Israel’s annexation of the Syrian territory.