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Syrian War Drags On, but Assad’s Future Looks as Secure as Ever
Bashar al-Assad has not declared victory, but no one is left who could oust him, and regional powers increasingly operate as though he is here to stay.
New Order Indefinitely Bars Almost All Travel From Seven Countries
Starting next month, most citizens of Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Chad and North Korea will be indefinitely barred from entering the United States.
Syrian Activist and Her Daughter Are Fatally Stabbed in Turkey
Orouba Barakat and her daughter, Halla, were attacked in their apartment, and relatives blame the Syrian government for their deaths.
The Holocaust Museum Sought Lessons on Syria. What It Got Was a Political Backlash.
The Holocaust Museum has found itself in the middle of a fraught debate over the Obama administration’s legacy in Syria after withdrawing research.
Syrian Children Return to School Amid the Ruins in a Rebel-Held Area
In the battered suburb of Douma on the outskirts of Damascus, students are trying to resume their studies, which have been cut short by war.
Why the U.S. Allowed a Convoy of ISIS Fighters to Go Free
American officials say the decision to end a two-week standoff involved a trade-off of competing priorities, and speaks to the complexity of the Syrian war.
ISIS Convoy Reportedly Crosses Syria, at Russia’s Request
An Islamic State convoy of buses with fighters and family members aboard finally gets to ISIS territory in eastern Syria, after Russia asks American planes to stay away.
The Last Days of ISIS’ Capital: Airstrikes if You Stay, Land Mines if You Flee
A Times reporter travels to Raqqa, the wounded heart of the Islamic State, and finds residents trapped by airstrikes, artillery fire and land mines.
No Relief for Islamic State Convoy Blocked in Syria
“It has not reached Iraq and will not reach Iraq,” an American official said, though the military says food and water are reaching the militants and their families.
Airstrikes on Syrian Military Sites Renew Focus on Chemical Weapons
The Syrian site was said to produce precision missiles and chemical weapons, which Syria had agreed to give up in 2013.
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