Crowded camps, depleted clinics and scarce soap and water make social distancing and even hand-washing impossible for millions of refugees.
The decision raised the question of whether the Trump administration will promise not to seek the execution of two ISIS detainees accused of abusing hostages.
In northwestern Syria, children forced from their homes cannot remember a normal life. Volunteer teachers are trying to give them one.
Years of economic isolation and bulging financial reserves have positioned the country to ride out the coronavirus panic and bounce right back.
Muhammad Masood, 28, a doctor, said he wanted to “fight on the front line as well as help the wounded brothers,” according to the F.B.I.
In devastated northwestern Syria, the coronavirus may already be spreading in packed displacement camps, and the international response is weeks behind.
Syria became a graveyard, where an aspirational vision of who we are and what we will tolerate now lies. We won’t be immune to the consequences of our failures.
A few of the hundreds of thousands displaced by the fighting are trickling back. But few, if any, say they believe the quiet will last.
A Turkish court sentenced each man to 125 years in jail for the death of five refugees, including Alan Kurdi, 2, whose body washed up on a beach.
China, Cuba, Iran and Venezuela were cited as among the worst violators. All four are targets of pressure campaigns by the Trump administration to install sweeping change.
Rockets struck Camp Taji where Iraqi, American and other coalition troops are based.
Hundreds of thousands of people fleeing Syria’s war ended up in Idlib city. But with the front line just five miles away, the city may not be a refuge much longer.
As President Vladimir V. Putin welcomed Turkey’s leader to Moscow, his primary goal is to protect his long-term project of dividing NATO.
The panel condemned tactics they said the Syrian government and its allies were still using in the northwest province of Idlib.
After suffering its worst casualties in years, Turkey is openly declaring war against the Syrian government of Bashar al-Assad.
Thousands of migrants in Turkey faced off with riot police at the Greek border, and the Turkish leader lashed out at the E.U., saying it had not helped him manage a growing crisis in northern Syria.
After 33 Turkish soldiers were killed in strikes in Syria, fears have risen of open conflict with Russia.