After re-capturing the Syrian city in December, Islamic State militants have destroyed the Tetrapylon and part of the Roman theater, local authorities confirmed Friday, what archaeologists say is a priceless loss for history.
After a fire caused Tehran’s first private high-rise to collapse, hundreds of people are engaged in rescue efforts.
They are deciding whether to return to villages once held by Islamic State – a decision that could affect the stability and religious diversity of the Middle East.
A series of bombings in and around Baghdad is the latest in a string of attacks blamed on the Islamic State.
The conflict with ISIS and even older war in Syria will continue to radiate ferment across a region that will also witness an as-yet unknown Trump effect.