The 2,000-year-old Lion of al-Lat statue is a symbol of peace, but its restoration is only a reprieve from the death and destruction Palmyra has witnessed.
Russia blames Western powers for their "betrayal" of Europe in signing the 1938 Munich Agreement that allowed the Nazis to take Czechoslovakia.
TransTeleKom, owned by Russia's state-run railroad company, is giving North Koreans an internet boost at a time when they likely need it the most.
Despite an aerial bombing campaign by Saudi Arabia, Shiite Muslim Houthi rebels have kept control of Sanaa and other parts of Yemen.
The estimated cost of the long-term cleanup following the nuclear disaster is $192 billion.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said "the necessary conditions have been created for putting an end to the fratricidal war in Syria."
Iran's foreign minister said his country's authority came from its people, not "beautiful" U.S. weapons used by Tehran's foes.
The most wanted extremist in the world had not spoken since November 2016.
North Korea's Ri Sol Ju and the U.S.'s Melania Trump may not have a lot in common, but their husbands both appear willing to start a nuclear war.
The Iraqi prime minister rejected the Kurdish vote for independence and parliament has given him military power to oppose it.
General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said China's rapid military reforms and economic growth threaten U.S. hegemony.
The Topol RS-12M can be fitted with a nuclear warhead and travel up to 6,800 miles, but it was local Russians who were most shaken by Tuesday's launch.
The 68-page "Russian New Generation Warfare Handbook" envisions clashes between U.S. and Russian forces, especially in Ukraine.
Chinese ambassador to the U.N Liu Jieyi appealed for cooler heads to prevail in the crisis between U.S. and North Korea, warning "the alternative is a disaster."
Turkey and Iran, traditional foes, have established common ground in Iraq, Syria and Qatar as regional alliances shift.
The Sibir weighs 33,500 tons, is more than 576 feet long and is fueled by two nuclear reactors, giving it the power to plow through icy Arctic terrain.
North Korea's Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho said President Donald Trump's latest Twitter attack on Kim Jong Un amounted to a declaration of war.
Two rivals are battling ISIS in the jihadists' final stronghold of Deir ez-Zor. One seeks to return Syria to its former self; the other wants more power for Kurds.
Russia did not appreciate President Donald Trump's vow to "totally destroy" North Korea, and has plans of its own to solve the nuclear crisis.
Russian and U.S. allies are battling insurgents and jihadists trying to topple the Syrian government, but the latter wants to reshape the nation.
Major General Abdolrahim Mousavi, head of Iran's army, said there would be no Israel in 25 years. His Arab rivals in the Persian Gulf appear to differ.
Citing the "Israeli-Kurd" magazine, pro-government Turkish media spread reports that Iraqi Kurds made a deal with Israel to bring 200,000 Jewish Kurds to Iraq.