Russian and U.S. allies are battling insurgents and jihadists trying to topple the Syrian government, but the latter wants to reshape the nation.
If ISIS was behind Friday's bombing of the London metro, it would be the group's fourth attack in the U.K. this year.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, his opposition, U.S.-backed Kurdish forces and the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) all recognized Eid al-Adha.
The Pentagon says there are actually 11,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan, 2,600 more than were previously said to be there.
The U.S.-led coalition bombed the path of the convoy of ISIS fighters and their families, saying it was “a lucrative target” and threatening more strikes.
Once a primary recipient of CIA assistance, the Free Syrian Army has since turned on U.S. efforts to battle ISIS using Kurdish militias.
"The Americans will take this dream to their graves," a senior adviser to Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said,
Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah declared August 28 to be Lebanon's greatest victory since expelling Israel in 2000, and thanked Syria for its support.
An ISIS militant threatening further violence in Spain has himself been attacked by a flurry of memes mocking the jihadist's apocalyptic message.
The U.S. coalition tasked with fighting ISIS in Iraq and Syria told Newsweek the world has not seen an urban assault like Mosul since World War II.
A U.K.-based monitor says U.S.-led efforts against ISIS have resulted in more civilian casualties during the seven months of the Trump administration than during 29 months under Obama.
The West is increasingly at risk for attacks from ISIS and those inspired by it as countries cope with returning militants and alienated locals.
One of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's closest advisers said many challenges still lie ahead, including reconstruction and the presence of foreign powers.
The 59th Damascus International Fair opens despite ongoing violence in the outskirts of the Syrian capital. It’s the first such event in five years.
Russia and the Taliban Islamist militant group are both separately demanding that the U.S. leave Afghanistan after nearly 16 years of war.
After reportedly doubling their control of the country, Syrian troops conducted a nighttime raid behind enemy lines with the help of Russia.
“It’s hard to be objective about the obscenities committed by this death cult.”
The trade in stolen items has become increasingly important to the militant group as its oil revenues dwindle.
Explosives for the device were sent to Australia via air cargo from Turkey, and the bomb was assembled with assistance from an Islamic State commander, said federal police.
Russia's latest meeting with Iran and Iraq signals a growing cooperation between the powers, and a decline in U.S. influence in the Middle East.
Foreign cyberattacks and economic uncertainties were ranked third.