Syrian civil war

Smoke rises from the besieged Eastern Ghouta in Damascus, Syria, Feb. 27, 2018.

Opposing sides in Syria’s punishing civil war ask whether they can ever forgive


Nour lives in Eastern Ghouta, a rebel stronghold. Naamat is in government-controlled Damascus. They both wonder if they can forgive an enemy who took the lives of friends and family.

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad speaking during a previous interview with Croatian newspaper Vecernji List in Damascus, Syria, April 6.

Interview: Syria’s Assad says US ‘fabricated’ chemical attack to justify strikes

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad gestures while parliament members clap in Damascus, Syria on June 7, 2016.

Syria’s Bashar al-Assad: Rex Tillerson is ‘hallucinating’

Syria ceasefire

Syria ceasefire seems to be holding — for now

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This Syrian girl’s exile has stretched from weeks to years

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Graffiti in an abandoned building overlooking Syria. The building used to be a Syrian army post before Israel captured the Golan Heights territory.

Al-Qaeda arrives at Israel’s doorstep in the Golan Heights


The Israel-Syria border had been quiet for decades, even though the two countries are technically still at war. But that changed three years ago, when civil war broke out in Syria. Al-Qaeda-linked militants fighting the Syrian regime have battled for the border region, and just won control over it. That is making Israelis quite nervous.