The jihadist takeover of northern Iraq is a disaster for Iraqis. But the destruction of an ancient Christian culture is a disaster for the world.
Why does the world's media see Bashar al-Assad as invulnerable and Vladimir Putin on the wane?
Syria's jihad is awash with religious jurists. No wonder there's as much arguing as fighting.
Iran’s ayatollahs are going nuts over a harmless video. But they’re not the first autocrats to obsess about the impact of popular culture.
The U.N. is debating whether it can legally defy Bashar al-Assad and deliver aid across Syria's borders. Meanwhile, millions of people are suffering.
Meet the two hapless candidates running in Syria’s stage-managed farce of an election to confirm president-for-life Bashar al-Assad.
Syria's presidential election might be a farce -- but that doesn't mean it isn't dangerous.
Here are seven pressure points that could revive it.
From PTSD to depression, the war in Syria has spawned a massive mental health crisis -- and there are neither the doctors nor the money to stem its crushing effects.
From Ukraine to Syria, is Barack Obama's foreign-policy legacy already doomed?
As the Syrian war rages next door, an unlikely alliance between Hezbollah and the U.S.-funded Lebanese security forces is keeping the violence at bay.
A dangerous new crop of dictators is learning that they really can get away with murder. But it's as much Obama's fault as it is Putin's.
Barack Obama is insisting on a false choice between doing nothing in Syria or going to war.
The CIA wants to use fingerprint scanners and GPS devices to make sure Syria's rebels target Assad -- not the West.
While food aid begins to flow into the country, many Syrians are heading into the arms of the dictator to get it.
The U.N. is begging for money to help Syrians who've fled their homes, as tensions over refugees in Jordan and Lebanon heat up. But there's no solution in sight.
USAID contractor announces a hunger strike in Havana; Another is arrested in Afg; Gun control an issue at the DoD; What do artists, bug splats and the drone war have in common?; and a bit more.
The legacy of genocide and why humanitarian intervention still needs a president that's compelled to act.
Syria's jihadists take on Flappy Bird with new low-tech games that target enemies in Iran and Saudi Arabia.
Does Obama still have pull over Riyadh, when the king's point man -- Prince Bandar -- is pulling the strings from afar?
For Syrians fleeing the horrors of war back home, Dubai's comforts can be a bit unsettling.
Hagel hires an ethics officer; Sub exercises in the Arctic; The North goes ballistic; Snowden scores; Taliban victories overrated; and a bit more.