Syria in Crisis


A general view shows Syrian pro-government forces walking in the ancient Umayyad Mosque in the old city of Aleppo, Dec. 13, 2016. (photo by GEORGE OURFALIAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Return to Aleppo: A squandered legacy

Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017 | Fehim Taştekin, Columnist

Historic Aleppo was the center of many empires over the centuries but now resembles a city plundered once again by Mongols.

Fighting in Aleppo makes headlines in Tehran

Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016 | Changiz M. Varzi, Contributor

Conservative news outlets in Iran celebrate victories of the Syrian army in Aleppo.

TIMELINE: Key players reflect on US policy in Syria

Tuesday, Mar. 1, 2016 | Julian Pecquet, Congressional Correspondent

In this interactive timeline, US lawmakers and former administration officials open up about their failure to prevent disaster in Syria.

The Evolution of ISIS

Friday, Nov. 1, 2013 | Translated from assafir

The Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham, or ISIS, appeared only recently in Syria but has been able to quickly eclipse other groups.

Syrian Refugees Now Equal One-Third of Lebanon’s Population

Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013 | Barbara Slavin, Washington Correspondent

US leads with assistance to Syrian refugees in Lebanon but budget battles and a lack of sufficient support from wealthy Arab states threaten to exacerbate Lebanon’s “existential” crisis.

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