The truce reflects a transformation in the region, reflecting the participation of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood in the status quo and perhaps the beginning of the rehabilitation of Hamas
The U.S. wants to reshape Syria’s opposition. But there is no guarantee the plan will work
Few expect that the four-day truce in Syria’s civil war scheduled to take effect Friday will hold, much less serve as the prelude to a more sustained peace process.
French prosecutors announce the indefinite detention of seven suspected Islamist extremists arrested on Oct. 6, after raids unearthed guns, bombmaking equipment and evidence of recruiting French radicals to join militias in Syria
He may no longer control huge swathes of Syrian territory, but his forces appear nowhere near collapse. Over the past 18 months, at least, the dictator has beaten the odds
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
The Balkan Wars began on Oct. 8, 1912. 100 years later, TIME looks at images from one of the 20th century’s defining conflicts.
The Balkan wars, which began on Oct. 8, 1912, are considered minor footnotes in 20th century history. But they mean so much more
On deck for Friday: Death count reveals 18 children and one adult killed by a landslide in the southwest China’s Yunnan province, Morocco bars the entrance of a Dutch ship that provides abortion services, Jordan’s King dissolves …
Ankara feels compelled to respond to shelling that killed five Turks but is in no position to intervene alone in Syria’s civil war
On deck for Thursday: Two Coptic Christian boys accused of profaning Koran in Egypt, Argentine police take the streets to protest against pay cuts, France plans to make the wealthy pay more taxes, Turkey retaliates against Syrian …
It was not the first time Syria artillery has hit the Turkish town of Akçakale. But this time Ankara struck back