By Claire Evans
The threat of violence defines everything in Iraq. Whether it is the defining feature of how one safely lives or how society organizes to achieve change, the possibility of violence is always present. This leaves Christians in a challenging predicament.
By John Pontifex
Hundreds of displaced people in Syria will soon be going back to their homes as work is set to begin on a long-awaited building repair project in an ancient city devastated by bomb damage.
By Finian Cunningham
China is stepping up its involvement in Syria, not with its military, but with cash -- and lots of it. For Beijing, war-torn Syria is a golden opportunity for reconstruction business. For Damascus, prosperity means peace.
By Maya Gebeily and Rouba El Husseini
BEIRUT (AFP) -- Seven years of war and massive displacement have redrawn Syria's demographic map, erecting borders between the country's ethnic, religious, and political communities that will be hard to erase.
The Pentagon denied reports Thursday that the U.S.-led coalition had killed at least 12 pro-regime fighters in Syria. "These reports are false, the coalition did not strike any Syrian army positions in eastern Syria," Pentagon spokesman Lt. Col. Kone Faulkner said in a statement.
By Mustafa Saadoun
On May 21, a group of Iraqi parliament members submitted a request to the speaker to cancel the results of the May 12 parliamentary elections.