Politics of Syria

People who lost their houses in the devastating earthquake, lineup to receive aid supplies at a makeshift camp, in Iskenderun city, southern Turkey, Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2023.

‘Assad can’t clean up his act with a natural disaster,’ US Amb. to UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield says

Global Politics

After a catastrophic earthquake destroyed northwest Syria, assistance is slowly trickling in. It took a full week for the UN to strike a deal with the Syrian regime to open two additional crossings into the region. US Ambassador to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield talks with host Marco Werman about the situation.

A man walks next to heavily damaged buildings and destroyed cars following Russian attacks in Bakhmut, Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine, May 24, 2022.

Ukrainian doctors train for the possibility of a chemical attack from Russia

Faeza Satouf, from Syria, looks at a photo of her graduation day on her phone during an interview in Nivaa, Denmark, Wednesday, April 21, 2021. 

Family in conflict: Part II

Critical State
A woman in a headscarf looks at the camera as she puts a baby in a stroller

Deportation to Syria could mean death for women, children and LGBTQ refugees in Turkey

Portrait of foreign correspondent and author Sam Dagher.

How Syria’s Assad regime clings to power


Does the chaos in Syria help ISIS?

Conflict & Justice

ISIS watchers say the pullout of American troops from northeast Syria is a gift to the group.


Can Turkey resettle 1 million Syrians in an 18-mile wide ‘safe zone’?

At least 11 civilians have been killed and an estimated 64,000 displaced in Kurdish-held areas over the first three days of fighting, according to aid groups.

A family portrait with several younger children in the front row and adults in the back row.

Torn apart by the Syrian war, these siblings struggle to stay connected across 6 different countries


Before the war, the close-knit Zydia family never imagined living too far away from each other. Now, the six siblings dream about a reunion one day.

Destroyed buildings, cars, and people and are seen from across the street in Aleppo's old town.

8 years after Syria’s first protests, one Syrian says ‘we really just wanted freedom’

Adbulkafi Alhamdo fled Aleppo and is now living in Idlib with his two young daughters. Even though the cost was higher than he thought it would be, he doesn’t regret standing up for freedom, he says.

A woman crouches down and scrubs a large Persian rug in the desert.

Blame game over aid leaves Syrian refugees stranded in desert ‘death’ camp


Abandoned refugees at the Rukban settlement on the Syrian-Jordanian border are desperate for aid, but a geopolitical standoff has made it nearly impossible — and conditions are only getting worse.