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.
The U.S. has designated the Al-Qaeda affiliated a "terrorist" group, despite its attempts to rebrand. However Russia has repeatedly accused Washington of sparing its militants.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, his opposition, U.S.-backed Kurdish forces and the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) all recognized Eid al-Adha.
Once a primary recipient of CIA assistance, the Free Syrian Army has since turned on U.S. efforts to battle ISIS using Kurdish militias.
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.
After reportedly doubling their control of the country, Syrian troops conducted a nighttime raid behind enemy lines with the help of Russia.
Fields stands accused of second-degree murder after allegedly ramming his car into protesters in Charlottesville.
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.
As forces supported by the U.S. and Russia defeat ISIS across Syria, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson seeks Moscow's help to prevent a new conflict.
Hafez al-Assad finished in the lower end of the International Mathematical Olympiad in Rio de Janeiro.
Casualties mount as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson works to cut $10 billion from the State Department budget on White House orders.
One of the few things Trump will officially raise with Putin is Russia's continuing support for Syrian autocrat Bashar al-Assad.
Syria's President Bashar al-Assad made a series of public appearances, surrounding himself with military officials and supporters amid U.S. threats.
A threat of military action against Syria's Bashar al-Assad caught many military officials off guard.
The Syrian Civil Defense, aka the White Helmets, have received global recognition for rescue efforts, but also have been accused of supporting rebels.
In a departure from previous French policy, President Emmanuel Macron endorsed Russia and Syria's war against ISIS.
Russia made threats to retaliate in several ways after the U.S. Navy shot down a Syrian regime aircraft Monday.
Former U.S. Ambassador to Syria Robert Ford said President Barack Obama left his successor with little option but to ultimately withdraw.
The Syrian government says it destroyed its stockpiles in 2014.
Syria's Bashar al-Assad said President Donald Trump 'has no policies' of his own and he only follows U.S. plans to advance political and economic interests.
Though inspectors tried to remove Syria's chemical arsenal in 2014, evidence of sarin use in a recent strike suggests some remained.
Saudi Arabia is a staunch backer of Syrian rebels attempting to overthrow Assad, while Russia has supported the Syrian president since the beginning of the war.