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Bombs Alone Won't Build A Stable Syria

We need to remember only Syrians can rebuild their country — no military action can do that.

Why Trump's Syria Strike Will Not End Well

The only way to end Syria’s brutal bombing of civilians is through diplomacy, which will now be even harder.

My Plan For Rebuilding America's Foreign Policy And National Security

America must have the capacity to truly respond to security crises before they necessitate the deployment of troops and missiles.

Female Peacekeepers Fight Militants And Prejudice In Somalia

The number of women joining military and police ranks across Africa is rising. As part of our “Women and Jihad” series, we meet the female peacekeepers i...

North Korea Threatens Nuclear Strike On U.S. Mainland As Warships Approach

“Our revolutionary strong army is keenly watching every move by enemy elements."

What You Need To Know About North Korea's Nuclear Aspirations

Experts say the country's nuclear weapons tests are stronger than ever.

More Than 40,000 People Have Fled Mosul In The Past Week

The number of displaced is only expected to increase.

How A Small Cog In Mexico’s Criminal Economy Grew Into A Hotbed Of Terror.

Corruption-plagued Veracruz, with a record number of murders and thousands of disappearances, reflects a worsening trend throughout Mexico.

U.S. Hits Al Qaeda In Yemen With More Than 20 Drone Strikes

It was not immediately clear if information from a controversial January raid contributed to Thursday’s strikes.

What Trump's White House 'Warriors' Could Learn From 'The Art Of War'

Sun Tzu writes that a battle is best won without fighting at all.

Designating Iran's Revolutionary Guards As Terrorists Will Have Dire Consequences

Such overt U.S. hostility towards Iran would be the nail in the coffin of any hopes to improve ties between the two states.

Trump Has Few Options To Counter A Belligerent North Korea

Any U.S. military response would likely trigger a regional war.

Syria Killed Thousands In Secret Mass Hangings Inside Prison, Amnesty Reports

The findings estimate between 5,000 and 13,000 detainees were executed over a four-year period at Sednaya prison.

Israel Retroactively Legalizes 4,000 Settler Homes

The bill's passage may only be largely symbolic as it contravenes Israeli Supreme Court rulings on property rights.

U.S. Commando Dies In Yemen Raid That Kills Around 30 People

It was the first combat casualty of the Trump administration and its first operation in the war-damaged Arabian Peninsula nation against a powerful al Qa...

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Met With Syrian President Bashar Assad

The Democratic Hawaiian congresswoman believes that the U.S. government is funding terror in the Middle East.

Israel Lifts Restrictions On Settlement Building In East Jerusalem

The decision came on the same day as the first phone conversation between Trump and Netanyahu since the inauguration.

Trump Says NATO Is Obsolete

The President-Elect also criticized Moscow for its role in Syria.

At Least 4 Dead In Jerusalem Truck-Ramming Attack

An Israeli bus driver who witnessed the incident said on the radio the truck plowed into a group of soldiers, and that they fired on the driver, who reve...

29 Dead In Baghdad Blasts

Islamic State has continued to launch attacks in the heavily fortified capital.

10 Things Palestinians Can’t Do Because Of The Israeli Occupation

It affects almost all aspects of their lives.

Syria Cease-Fire To Take Effect At Midnight On Dec. 30

Russia announced the move, as the U.S. has been sidelined in recent negotiations.

Russia, Turkey Reportedly Agree On Syria Ceasefire Plan

Ankara will not budge on its opposition to Syrian President Bashar Assad staying in power.

Syrian Medical Facilities Were Attacked More Than 250 Times This Year

But Damascus and Moscow ― whose warplanes launched the vast majority of such assaults ― still deny that hospitals are being targeted.

Idlib Could Become The Next Aleppo, U.N. Envoy Says

Rebels currently control the city, meaning that it could be the next target for the government.

Jail And Forced Labour: The Penalty For Kids In Douma Who Steal To Eat

After three years under siege, children in Eastern Ghouta are forced to steal and beg for their survival. To make matters worse, those who are caught are...

Precision Parachutes May Be Only Option For Aleppo Aid Deliveries

Amr Shayah, an aeronautical engineer with a degree from the University of Aleppo, explains the potential benefits of using steerable, GPS-enabled parachu...

Aleppo Evacuations Resume After Days-Long Standoff

The evacuation of civilians was a condition for the Syrian army and its allies to allow thousands of fighters and civilians trapped in Aleppo to depart.

Gunmen Burn Buses To Stall Aleppo Evacuation, Convoy Goes Through

The besieged city fell to government forces this week.

Aleppo Evacuation Deal Reached As People Still Trapped Inside City

The besieged city fell to government forces this week.

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