Syria

Children playing at the Umayyad Mosque in Syria in 2009. (Image:  Arian Zwegers via  Flickr CC BY 2.0)

Why the US Military Is Leaving Syria

Claiming effective defeat of the Islamic State (ISIS) terror group, U.S. President Donald Trump announced Wednesday, Dec. 19, the withdrawal of all 2,000 U.S. military personnel from the war-torn Middle Eastern country of Syria. The Pentagon has begun arrangements for the…

Syrian Conflict: Making Sense of a Diabolical Mess.   (Image:   Jordi Bernabeu Farrús via

Syria Not Ready for Peace

The United Nations has announced a cessation of the Syrian Peace talks in Munich until the end of February. Announcing the collapse of the talks, the United Nations Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura took great pains to assert that the…

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Why the US Military Is Leaving Syria

Claiming effective defeat of the Islamic State (ISIS) terror group, U.S. President Donald Trump announced Wednesday, Dec. 19, the withdrawal of all 2,000 U.S. military personnel from the war-torn Middle Eastern…

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The Rescue of Aleppo: Not All As It Seems

As Syrian forces move into East Aleppo, the world is waiting to learn the death toll from the final assault on the formerly rebel held district. The city of Aleppo…

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The White Helmets: Syria’s Lifesavers

For 31-year-old Shahoud, the hardest part of any search and rescue mission in the war-torn Syrian city of Aleppo is seeing the horrific effects of bombing on children.

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Syria Not Ready for Peace

The United Nations has announced a cessation of the Syrian Peace talks in Munich until the end of February. Announcing the collapse of the talks, the United Nations Special Envoy…

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Is Syria’s Latest Casualty the EU?

As the bombs continue to drop in Aleppo, and another estimated 70,000 people flee Syria, an additional and surprising casualty of the war has emerged. The European Union (EU), established…

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Is a Mexican Standoff Imminent in Syria?

Relations between Russia, and the United states have not been very stable lately — especially when it comes to Syria, and military interventions. It seems that things have changed with a…

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U.S.-Russia Ties to Syria Spark Faceoff

Tensions between Russia, and the U.S. seem to be heating up as Greece still allows Russia to use their airspace to fly aids to Syria. The Greek Foreign Ministry confirmed…