Survey of defectors' stories finds common themes, including opposition to brutality, corruption, and the Islamic State's preoccupation with its Sunni jihadi rivals.
Germany has thrown open its doors to asylum seekers like never before. And it's thinking about what it can – and can't – do to make that welcome last.
US officials have requested that Bulgaria and Greece close their airspace to Russian supply flights.
The new vow adds fuel to fiery debate in Britain. Cameron said Monday that a strike in Syria against suspected Islamic State militants in August had killed two British citizens.
Turkey has vowed to step up its campaign against the outlawed PKK. The collapse of its cease-fire with the PKK has complicated the US-backed campaign against the self-proclaimed Islamic State.
Russia is a key backer of the Assad regime. Western powers have insisted that Assad must step aside under any peace agreement.
The US-led military alliance against Islamic State has carried out multiple airstrikes over the past year. The Washington Post reported Tuesday that a separate drone campaign is under way against leaders of the militant group.
Fighting between government forces and rebels has killed more than two dozen people in and near Damascus.