In 2014, the plight of Yazidis trapped on Mount Sinjar to flee genocide prompted Barack Obama to launch America's first new round of airstrikes against ISIS in Iraq. Now Yazidis are back up the mountain, escaping different sorts of clashes.
In an exclusive interview with AFP in Damascus — his first since the alleged April 4 attack prompted a US airstrike on Syrian forces — Bashar al-Assad said his army had given up all its chemical weapons and that Syrian military power was not affected by the US strike.
The civil war in Syria has created colossal human suffering. But it can still be surprising how profoundly this war has changed the lives of Syrians. One US expert describes the cost to his family and community.
A photo of three pioneering women doctors has been circulating in social media -- but they're not wearing white lab coats. They're wearing culturally significant dress and they represent the first women doctors from their countries, back in the 1800s.
ISIS' self-proclaimed Islamic State is crumbling. With momentum lost and victories in short supply, the terrorist organization has struggled with the most basic responsibilities — like keeping the lights on.
About 30 million Kurds are scattered across Turkey, Iraq, Syria and Iran. Amidst Syria's civil war, Kurds have their own war going on, to create a secular, autonomous Kurdish state. The Kurdish militia includes women and it is fighting off al-Qaeda-backed rebels, as well as Syrian government forces.
The US launched its first direct strike on the Syrian regime Friday morning local time after a suspected Damascus-ordered chemical attack killed at least 70 people Tuesday in the Syrian town of Khan Sheikhoun. The attack inspired US President Donald Trump to bomb a Syrian airfield. But will it change his thinking about Syrian refugees?