If we unnecessarily kill civilians and fail to help the innocent victims, we make the fight against terrorism harder.
The conference, to be held in the Russian resort of Sochi, reflected Russia’s increased influence in shaping the outcome of the Syria war.
Russian officials have said they want the Syrian leader’s support for political reform, but doubts remain about how much Moscow was willing or able to push.
In Syria’s capital, those who remain wonder why they’re still there when so many friends have packed up, died or vanished.
An accord that tried to curb attacks in rebel-held areas has been touted as a crucial step in ending the long civil war. But increasingly, that deal is failing.
It was Russia’s second veto in 24 hours aimed at protecting the Syrian government and Russia’s 11th veto to shield Syria since the war began in 2011.
It was the 10th time Russia had used its veto power to protect the Syrian government in the nearly seven-year-old war.
President Trump recapped 10 months of his foreign policy in a speech on Wednesday that contained several inaccurate claims.
At least three airstrikes struck a market in the town of Atareb, near Aleppo, and estimates of the dead ranged from 47 to 53.
A German-Syrian artist has recreated a famous photograph of a barricade made of buses during the Syrian civil war.
President Trump won’t acknowledge Russia’s crime, of which he was the beneficiary.
Informal talks continue amid public acrimony, but the precise roles of some of the participants are elusive. So is a breakthrough.
President Trump said, “Every time he sees me he says, ‘I didn’t do that,’ and I really believe that when he tells me that, he means it.”
With violence against Shiites on the rise in Afghanistan, officials fear that Iran could use its Afghan force to intervene in a new proxy war.
Edmond Mulet, a veteran United Nations official who heads the panel, said Russian diplomats had regularly protested to him about its research methods.
With little more than a week before the chemical weapons panel’s mandate expires, doubts are growing about its future.
Syria announced Tuesday it would sign the Paris agreement. Now the United States stands alone among nations on climate change.
Members of The New York Times’s video department explain how they use forensic techniques to uncover new information about news stories.
With a region in ruins, the United States faces the daunting challenge of promoting stability and countering extremism.
The move, which was announced in a televised address from Saudi Arabia, surprised a country already awash with tensions and regional rivalries.
The terrorist group has shifted between different promises to maintain credibility in the eyes of its followers.
The loss is another blow to the Islamic State and a sign of the resurgence of the Syrian army.
Without America’s political and military support of Unesco, we may find ourselves watching another Palmyra destroyed.
The report said the Syrian government was behind a chemical attack in April on the opposition-held town of Khan Sheikhoun.
The finding was likely to be disputed by Russia and could lead to a new fight over whether the panel has been politicized and should be disbanded.
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The secretary made the comments in Geneva, the last stop on a weeklong trip in which he dashed among capitals in the Middle East and South Asia.
Even Islamic State detainees have human rights, an official said. “There are no exceptions.”