The Assad regime has long claimed its aim is to “fight and crush terrorism”, so the idea that it aided and abetted Isis fighters may seem shocking.
The plight of a Saudi Arabian woman detained while attempting to flee domestic abuse could have ended very differently.
“I have not celebrated Christmas last year, nor the year before, nor the one before it. I still feel a stranger in Poland.”
I feared that if I told the UN officials why I fled, they could transfer the information to the Libyan authorities, who might shoot me.
A new documentary profiles women’s rights advocates in Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria
Exiled from Syria by war, Nour felt helpless for years. Then she discovered a network of quiet humanitarians.
Torfa was “relieved” when the Germans decided to give her money for rent. Now she feels humiliated.
Authoritarian regimes that the liberal establishment assumed were client states are seeking to reset the power structure of the world.
A recurring pattern during the Trump administration has been that while public outrage can be effective in the short-term, it rarely brings about long-term policy changes.
When the city falls to the regime, through blood or by negotiation, the war against Assad will, finally, be lost.
Stories about Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman’s interest in the club manage to ignore the swirling accusations against him.