The Syrian government and its Iran and Russian backers continue to rebuff staunchly any responsibility for chemical attacks in the war-ravaged country — of which there allegedly have been more than 50 since the war began — including last weekend in the city of Douma.
A convoy of tanks rolled down a rubbled road outside the northern Syrian city of Manjib Saturday afternoon, just hours after news that the U.S and allied forces had struck a number of Syrian regime facilities in and around the capital of Damascus.
Obada Alsatof, a 21-year-old opposition activist from the northern countryside of Homs, was woken up with a loud jolt and tremor in the early hours of Saturday morning. It came as a welcome surprise.
ANKARA, Turkey – A pastor from North Carolina imprisoned in Turkey on what many view as trumped-up terrorism charges finally gets his day in court on Monday, in the most high-profile of several cases involving American citizens swept up by Turkish police since a failed 2016 coup attempt.
As President Donald Trump tweets his intentions to strike in Syria following Saturday's suspected chemical weapons attacks, supporters of the Syrian opposition are waiting with baited breath, enthusiastically circulating pro-Trump memes in a bid to whip up support for U.S. action.
Images of tiny bodies foaming at the mouth and gasping for air following the suspected chemical attack in Douma, Syria, has brought back haunting memories for many across the border in Iraqi-Kurdistan.
Mohammed Samer last week was like any other third-year medical student at Aleppo University, struggling to complete his studies as his country was ripped apart by war.
Those in the rebel-held Syrian enclave of Douma say they immediately knew their region had again been assaulted by chemical weapons -- and something stronger than just chlorine.
Deep in the mountainous terrain of Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas just miles from the Afghan border, around a dozen men - from their early 20s to their late 50s - salute and stamp to their national anthem.
While much of the international community’s attention has been focused in recent years on the civil war that has torn Syria apart, global leaders are desperately drawing attention to the ongoing Yemen conflict – positioning it as now the worst humanitarian plight on the planet.
American pastor Andrew Brunson, 50, has spent more than 500 days of his life languishing in Turkish detainment under questionable circumstances, and on Tuesday, a prosecutor in the NATO-allied nation sought a hefty 35-year sentence.
Despite Kim Jong Un’s sudden willingness to have a denuclearization dialogue, monitoring the developments of North Korea’s burgeoning arsenal remains at the top of the agenda for the U.S. and regional intelligence communities – along with the equally crucial tracking of the dictator’s health.
Despite Kim Jong Un’s sudden willingness for denuclearization dialogue, monitoring the developments of North Korea’s burgeoning arsenal remains at the top of the agenda for the U.S. and regional intelligence communities – along with the equally as crucial tracking of the dictator’s health.
The issue of how to deal with Islamist fighters returning to their western home countries from battlefields abroad has been one of contentious debate since the rise of ISIS four years ago.
Maulana Mohammad Abdul Aziz is considered one of the most dangerous, yet influential, men in Pakistan.
The conflict inside Syria has already gone on a year longer than World War II, and is only getting worse as bodies continue to pile up in rebel-held Eastern Ghouta.
As the grandeur of the Winter Olympics opening ceremony dazzled in South Korea’s Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium earlier this month – complete with North Korean cheerleaders singing and the media fawning over their dictator’s sister Kim Yo Jong – a cluster of a few hundred South Korean activists protested passionately outside.
Their fathers and husbands belonged to one of the most brutal militant factions on the planet, yet they have committed no known crime.
It was an especially freezing, snow-drenched morning in Istanbul, Turkey on Jan. 7, 2017, when Ay?e, then a 32-year-old primary school teacher and mother of two, kissed her sons goodbye at school and headed home.
After decades under the dictatorship of Saddam Hussein and his Baath Party, American diplomat Paul Bremer – name of the Coalition Provincial Authority (CPA) – became the next leader of Iraq, running the country for the first 14 months of the U.S. occupation.