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  1. House Hunting with No Credit, No Job History Interactive, July 22

    A Vietnamese refugee unexpectedly offers help to a Syrian seeking a home in America.

  2. Hezbollah and Syrian Army Attack Islamists on Lebanon Border Foreign, July 21

    A joint operation by the Lebanese militant group and Syrian forces seeks to dislodge Islamists hiding among refugees near the border between Lebanon and Syria.

  3. Israeli Aid Gives an Unexpected ‘Glimmer of Hope’ for Syrians Foreign, July 20

    Israel has been sending in truckloads of supplies and treating thousands of sick and wounded Syrians, denting its reputation in Syria as “the devil who wants to kill us.”...

  4. When Syria Came to Fresno: Refugees Test Limits of Outstretched Hand National, July 20

    Once in the United States, the new arrivals sometimes land in towns that are not exactly prepared for them.

  5. Trump Ends Covert Aid to Syrian Rebels Trying to Topple Assad Foreign, July 19

    The decision amounted to a recognition that the effort was failing and that the administration has given up hope of forcing the Syrian leader from power.

  6. Why Israel Can’t Support a Cease-Fire in Syria Op Ed, July 19

    Because Israel can’t trust America to behave like a superpower.

  7. Two Testimonials Shed Light on Syrian Life and Death Book Review, July 19

    Alia Malek’s “The Home That Was Our Country” and Wendy Pearlman’s “We Crossed a Bridge and It Trembled” channel voices from Syria’s war zone.

  8. When Education Is Hijacked by War Lens, July 18

    After witnessing teachers, pupils and schools caught in the crossfire of war, Diego Ibarra Sánchez began working on “Hijacked Education,” which examines how constant conflict has upended education.

  9. When Education Is Hijacked by War Multimedia/Photos, July 18

    After witnessing teachers, pupils and schools caught in the crossfire of war, Diego Ibarra Sánchez began working on “Hijacked Education,” which examines how constant conflict has upended education.

  10. For Syrian Actors, a Maddening Road to America Foreign, July 16

    The cast and crew of a Syrian play to be performed at Lincoln Center are scattered across the world, so just getting to the United States was a dramatic ordeal.

  11. First, a Symbol of Occupy Wall Street. Then He Waded Into Syria. Foreign, July 12

    Robert Grodt was an activist at the Occupy Wall Street protests in 2011. Five years later, he traveled to Syria, where he died after joining a Kurdish militia.

  12. The Challenges After Mosul Editorial, July 12

    Iraq has another chance to remake itself, but it can’t do it alone.

  13. Who Is ISIS Leader Baghdadi? Video, July 11

    ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been reported dead several times, though it has never been verified. The rarely seen figure has long eluded Western forces, despite a $25 million bounty on his head.

  14. Truce in Part of Syria, Announced by Trump, Survives First Day Foreign, July 10

    The cease-fire, near the Syria border with Jordan and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, was holding 24 hours after it took effect Sunday.

  15. The Spoils, and Profits, of Conflict Editorial, July 10

    It is not new to see private companies given roles in overseas hot spots, but Russia’s deals in Syria seem particularly risky.

  16. My Time Is Past. It’s Your Chance Now. Interactive, July 8

    A Syrian refugee tells his son why they must keep moving, even in the U.S.

  17. My Son, the Jihadist Op Ed, July 8

    Failing to spot how Rasheed became radicalized is the biggest regret of my life.

  18. U.S., Russia and Jordan Reach Deal for Cease-Fire in Part of Syria Foreign, July 7

    Moscow has assured the United States that the government of President Bashar al-Assad of Syria will abide by the agreement, a State Department official said.

  19. Even Now, Does Mr. Trump Get It on Hacking? Editorial, July 7

    The president, meeting with his Russian counterpart, seems too eager to put the hacking issue behind him.

  20. Trump Presses Putin on Russian Meddling in U.S. Election Foreign, July 7

    Mr. Putin denied Russian interference, and the leaders did not dwell on the subject. The meeting lasted far longer than expected.

  21. What Assad Has Won Op Ed, July 7

    Syria’s president is still standing after six years of war. Has he killed hope for democracy in the region?...

  22. L’effet Assad dans le monde arabe Op Ed, July 7

    Peut-on encore réclamer la démocratie après la victoire, même temporaire, du président syrien?...

  23. عِبَر بقاء الأسد، وجهة نظرٍ عربيّة Interactive, July 7

    موقّتًا، انتصر النظام السوريّ، فهل يحقّ للعرب بعد ما حدث المطالبة بالديمقراطيّة ؟...

  24. In ‘City of Ghosts,’ Fighting ISIS With Journalism Weekend, July 6

    In this documentary, Matthew Heineman (“Cartel Land”) focuses on the gutsy Syrian citizen-journalist group called Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently.

  25. Bombs Will Not Defeat ISIS (but Maybe the Internet Will) Op Ed, July 6

    A Syrian man risks his life to expose ISIS atrocities. He’s now asking Silicon Valley to do more to help.

  26. Bombs May Not Defeat ISIS (but Maybe the Internet Will) Video, July 6

    A Syrian man risks his life to expose ISIS atrocities. He’s now asking Silicon Valley to do more to help.

  27. Russia Deploys a Potent Weapon in Syria: The Profit Motive Foreign, July 5

    The Kremlin is rewarding private security contractors with oil and mineral rights in territory they secure from the Islamic State.

  28. Ex-Judge Chosen by U.N. to Gather Evidence of Syria War Crimes Foreign, July 4

    Catherine Marchi-Uhel of France will lead a legal team preparing evidence that may eventually lead to war crimes trials.

  29. U.S.-Backed Forces Close to Trapping ISIS Holdouts in Raqqa Foreign, July 2

    The battle for the capital of the Islamic State’s self-proclaimed caliphate provides the American-led coalition, and the Trump administration, with an opportunity to deliver a blow to ISIS.

  30. Damascus Car Bomb Explosions Kill 21 Foreign, July 2

    There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the Syria bombings, but militants linked to ISIS and Al Qaeda have claimed past attacks.

  31. In a Desperate Syrian City, a Test of Trump’s Policies Foreign, July 1

    Tabqa was liberated from ISIS in May, but it still has no basic services and many rotting corpses. The U.S. is sending aid, but it’s not in the business of rebuilding.

  32. Suicide Bombers Attack Lebanese Soldiers Near Syria Border Foreign, June 30

    The assaults shook the makeshift camps that have grown near the Lebanese border town of Arsal as refugees have poured in to escape the war in neighboring Syria.

  33. Civilian Casualties of War Letters, June 30

    The Center for Civilians in Conflict says some no longer believe that minimal effort to prevent harm to civilians matters as much as defeating ISIS.

  34. Sarin Gas Was Used in April Attack in Syria, Weapons Monitor Says Foreign, June 30

    A report from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons said that the banned nerve agent had been used in Khan Sheikhoun, but it did not assign blame.

  35. How Iran Recruited Afghan Refugees to Fight Assad’s War Op Ed, June 30

    Afghan refugees in Iran have a choice between deportation or fighting in Syria to obtain a residency permit.

  36. Report Confirms That Chemical Arms Were Used on Syrian Villagers Foreign, June 29

    The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons concluded that the nerve agent sarin or a similar poison had been used in the April 4 attack.

  37. ISIS Reverts to Insurgent Roots to Pose Long-Term Threat, Study Says Foreign, June 29

    Islamic State militants have carried out nearly 1,500 attacks in cities in Iraq and Syria that were liberated from its control, according to a new study.

  38. Parents of Austin Tice, Held Hostage in Syria, Say He Is Alive Foreign, June 28

    Marc and Debra Tice said that the United States government had shared information with them that leads them to believe their son is alive.

  39. ‘The Daily’: Is the U.S. at War With Syria? Podcasts, June 29

    The United States says it wants to defeat the Islamic State, not fight the Syrian government. But it’s getting harder stay out of the civil war.

  40. White House Warning Halted Syria Chemical Attack, Officials Say National, June 28

    Defense Secretary Jim Mattis noted the lack of a strike in the two days since the warning, which threatened that Syria’s president would “pay a heavy price” if he used the weapons.

  41. Airstrike on ISIS Prison in Syria Kills Dozens, Activists Say Foreign, June 27

    Syrian activists said the military coalition led by the United States destroyed a house that had been turned into a prison, a claim the coalition said it was investigating.

  42. U.S. Has Seen Chemical Weapons Activity in Syria, Pentagon Says Foreign, June 27

    The Defense Department detailed the activity after a White House statement warning Syria against an attack. Syria and its Russian patrons rejected the accusation.

  43. Syria Will ‘Pay a Heavy Price’ for Another Chemical Attack, White House Says National, June 26

    A White House statement late Monday said President Bashar al-Assad of Syria appeared to be preparing a chemical weapons attack similar to the one in April.

  44. After a Century, Syrian Refugees Return to Armenia Lens, June 27

    A century ago their ancestors sought shelter in Syria after escaping the genocide perpetrated by the Ottoman Turks. Now Syrian Armenians reverse the trek.

  45. After a Century, Syrian Refugees Return to Armenia Multimedia/Photos, June 27

    A century ago their ancestors sought shelter in Syria after escaping the genocide perpetrated by the Ottoman Turks. Now Syrian Armenians reverse the trek.

  46. After a Century, Syrian Refugees Return to Armenia Slideshow, June 27

    A century ago their ancestors sought shelter in Syria after escaping the genocide perpetrated by the Ottoman Turks. Now Syrian Armenians reverse the trek.

  47. After a Century, Syrian Refugees Return to Armenia Slideshow, June 27

    A century ago their ancestors sought shelter in Syria after escaping the genocide perpetrated by the Ottoman Turks. Now Syrian Armenians reverse the trek.