Could the country be headed back to the bad old days? Or are the bad old days just part of Lebanon’s tragic political cycle?
The leader of the 1.2 million strong Baggara believes in an eventual resurgence despite the Assad regime’s systematic destruction of the underpinnings of tribal society
Tribes dominate the rich agricultural belt that is now a huge prize in the battle for Syria. Can they affect the tide of battle?
Amid the hodgepodge of groups that make up the armed opposition to Bashar Assad, one organization is coming dramatically to the fore
It was not the first time Syria artillery has hit the Turkish town of Akçakale. But this time Ankara struck back
With Aleppo still being battled over, the rebels may just be signaling to Assad that he is well within their sights
Out of Istanbul, the two Gulf states play a game of conflicting favorites that is getting in the way creating a unified rebel force to topple the Assad regime
Abboud Barri’s callousness is more pronounced than most, but his story reflects the universal struggle to preserve humanity in the face of war
By joining the rebels, Riad Hijab doesn’t quite debilitate the government of President Assad. He does, however, further humiliate it and thin the ranks of bureaucrats it can count on
In stretches of northern Syria where government control has collapsed and rebel militias call the shots, numerous criminal outfits have come to the fore — and threaten to undermine the rebellion
As foreign jihadists rally around the cause of Syria’s rebels, TIME meets two factions of Islamist fighters seeking to overthrow the Assad regime and set up a political state in their image
Like many other rebel towns, Saraqeb is learning to govern itself while retaining as much of the bureaucracy of the regime it wants to overthrow
Pummeled by regime firepower, a rebel town allows itself a brief moment to pretend he’s gone. And then it’s back to reality.