The ongoing civil war in Syria, a land brimming with history, has led to a dangerous, tragic surge in the looting and smuggling of Syrian antiquities
Considered heretics by many mainstream Sunnis, the Alawites have long been perceived as a solid bloc of support for their co-religionists in the Assad dynasty. Not so now
Abboud Barri’s callousness is more pronounced than most, but his story reflects the universal struggle to preserve humanity in the face of war
French security officials reveal to TIME evidence of aspiring militants leaving France for Syria to join Islamists battling the Assad regime — and warn the Middle Eastern country could join Afghanistan, Iraq and Yemen as a …
Syria’s conflict has morphed into a civil war whose fault lines and consequences are quite different from other Arab rebellions
In today’s offerings: the U.S. and China’s increasing military competition, Ai Weiwei’s protege and Palestinian politics intersect with regional realities.
Syria’s foreign minister speaks, this week’s controversial visits by the Egyptian president and Colombia’s leader confirms peace talks with leftist rebels.
In today’s required reading: another massacre in Syria, Japan plans to buy disputed South China Sea islands and communal violence rears its head again in Indonesia.
The Japanese journalist who died amid gunfire in Syria was possessed of an unsung bravery and pursued a heroic mission. Her death exposes the grave dangers faced by freelance war correspondents
Today’s required reading: reports on and from inside Syria, Burma’s slow march towards media freedom and Chinese scorn for U.S. military moves in Asia.
In today’s choices: the conflict in Syria seeps over its borders, the Latin economies still enjoying the good times and tests of sovereignty in the South China Sea.
Fresh revelations against the Syrian regime, Pakistan promises military action in its tribal belt and yet more details on the basis for the federal probes into Las Vegas Sands’ Macau ventures.