In a first, a jihadist is charged with a war crime for destroying ancient cultural sites. The case before the International Criminal Court reflects a legal pushback against such destruction and a moral reinforcement to preserve humanity’s most timeless heritage.
A temporary truce, brokered by Russia and the US, has brought the first lull in violence in Syria’s five-year conflict. As it brings some stability and hope, it is also a test of sincerity for coming peace talks.
Oliver Bridgeman, age 19, may be stranded in Syria after the Australian government revoked his passport. The teen says he is working at camps for refugee children.
Since Internet adoption accelerated in the 1990s, the US has proven it can successfully strike adversaries online, but in doing so we've ushered in a dangerous – and unpredictable – new military era.
The rescue of a 16-year-old Swedish girl by Iraqi Kurds highlights the differences among Kurdish groups and their varying degrees of cooperation with other countries.
The details identifying which prisoners will transferred are unclear, but the plan includes extensive relocation and construction costs.
After the emergence of a report detailing a growing number of hate groups and extremist organizations in the US, sociologists and former extremists say understanding and compassion are critical to combating that rise.
However, the Somalia-based Islamic militants later denied that their spy chief was dead.
On Saturday, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Turkey was ready to supply ground troops to fight in Syria. Saudi Arabia is looking to launch airstrikes into Syria.
Saudi Arabia announced Thursday their willingness to commit ground troops to the fight against Islamic State in Syria. Rumors suggest Turkey will follow suit. Why the escalation?