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Syria Promotes Tourism, Despite Devastation of Civil War
The country was once home to an array of tourist landmarks, but many of those have been damaged or destroyed by war, and most governments still advise against their citizens traveling there.
Turkey Begins Operation Against U.S.-Backed Kurdish Militias in Syria
Against US warnings Turkey announced it was proceeding with an operation against the Kurdish enclave of Afrin
Military Shifts Focus to Threats by Russia and China, Not Terrorism
The Pentagon says the military is too stretched to both fight insurgents and prepare for war with great world powers.
Tillerson Says U.S. Troops to Stay in Syria Beyond Battle With ISIS
In a speech, the secretary of state said American forces must stay engaged to prevent the extremistsâ return and continue pressuring President Bashar al-Assad.
U.S.-Backed Force Could Cement a Kurdish Enclave in Syria
The creation of a new military force in Syria raises fears of fighting among American allies and could draw the U.S. deeper into the conflict.
Turkeyâs President Assails U.S.-Trained Kurdish Border Force
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey criticized a proposed American-trained force that could put thousands of Kurdish militia on the Turkish border.
Fighting Rages in Syriaâs Last Major Insurgent Stronghold
The United Nations said assaults by Russian-backed Syrian forces in Idlib Province had put tens of thousands of civilians at risk.
She Left France to Fight in Syria. Now She Wants to Return. But Can She?
The case of a woman in France who became a prominent propagandist for the Islamic State is unusual, but points to a broader quandary for Europe.
Russia Says Its Syria Bases Beat Back an Attack by 13 Drones
The attack was directed against Russian targets in Syria, with militants there launching 13 armed drones against naval and air bases.
The Most Dangerous Places for Children in 2017
Unicef has warned of a âshocking scaleâ of attacks against children. Here is our coverage from countries racked by violence.
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