The resolution was intended to allow food and medicine to reach a besieged Damascus suburb, where conditions were described as “hell on earth.”
Pro-government militias entered the northwest enclave in support of Kurdish fighters to broad welcome from residents, but not from Turkey.
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.
More than 200 people have been killed during an intense bombardment in eastern Ghouta, and underground shelters are filling up with fleeing residents.
The Oscar-nominated filmmakers behind “Last Men in Aleppo” and “Icarus” are grappling with a very real vexation: fear of Russian meddling.
At least 200 were killed in a rebel-held area near Damascus, and pro-government forces tried to bolster Kurds fighting Turkish forces in Afrin.
Syria’s Kurds venerate their war dead with enthusiasm and no expense spared, building battlefield morale. The living even take the names of the fallen.
Iran is training thousands of militiamen in Syria and deploying drones and precision weapons. Its goal, say analysts: a united front in any war with Israel.
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.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke for hours but agreed little on tough questions that divide the NATO allies.
Over the course of just eight days in February, the conflict in Syria intensified, with the U.S., Russia, Turkey, Israel and Iran all playing a part. Here’s how one of the most chaotic weeks in the seven-year war unfolded.
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.
The government’s intelligence agencies warn of big problems ahead, despite what the president might say.
Everyone’s so loss averse that it’s unlikely anyone will get too reckless.
Although only four Russians have been confirmed dead, reports continue to circulate that many more died in fighting in eastern Syria on Feb. 7-8.
Israel and Iran avoided a huge confrontation on Saturday. Next time we might not be so lucky.
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.
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.
Israel said it had launched a major attack after its F-16 came under Syrian fire. The events appeared to be Israel’s first direct engagement with Iranian forces in Syrian territory.
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.
“No medicines, no bread, no water.”
More than 80 people were killed in rebel-held areas amid carnage that the United Nations called “outrageous” and an international failure.
“She’s beautiful, man,” a Syrian fighter says of the partly naked body in the video. The Free Syrian Army has ordered an investigation.
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.
Syrian rebels in the northern city of Afrin also destroyed at least one tank, a day after other rebels shot down a Russian warplane.
The jet was downed in Idlib in one of the country’s so-called de-escalation zones. The pilot survived the initial attack by parachuting from the plane but was killed on the ground by militia members.
The Turkish operation to secure a buffer zone in Syria, mainly fighting U.S.-trained Kurds, is relying on the Free Syrian Army, also U.S.-trained.
Najah al-Bukai, an artist who survived the Assad government’s notorious detention centers, copes with the trauma by drawing what he and others went through.
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.
Turkey’s attacks on Syrian Kurds, America’s strongest regional ally, threaten the successes against the extremists.
The Trump administration, which had ended protections for Haitians and Salvadorans, maintained them for Syrians because of their country’s continuing civil war.
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.
With United Nations-sponsored talks to end the civil war getting nowhere, Russia staged its own. Neither has made much progress.
The Syrian border of the Golan Heights is the second-most-dangerous place on earth.
Nathan Ruser, an Australian college student, discovered that a fitness app revealed the locations of military sites around the world. Now he has to decide what he’s doing after graduation.
A global map published by the company shows users’ movements and is said to expose data about bases and personnel, including those of U.S. forces in Iraq and Syria.
The United States must end this unprovoked attack on Syrian Kurds by its ally.
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.
Many Westerners who identify with the promise of a Kurdish state have joined the Y.P.G. militia, battling first the Islamic State and now Turkey.
United States cooperation with the Kurdish group has complicated ties with Turkey, which views them as terrorists.
How much do gassy cows contribute to global warming? Also: The Trump administration misses a deadline for a climate report.
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.
Turkey's president has said he wants his forces to take the Syrian city of Manbij. The problem is that the United States is already there.
Readers discuss Congress’s failure to deal with the two trouble spots.
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.