The Wilson Center's Aaron David Miller said the U.S. is "wandering around in the Middle East tied up by smaller and larger powers whose interests aren't our own, and tied up by our own illusions."
They persevered because education for them is a matter of life and death.
Directed and produced by the Academy Award-nominated maker of Cartel Land, Matthew Heineman, City of Ghosts follows the journey of the citizen journalist group Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently.
The former president said leaders are often praised for taking military action and criticized for failing to do so. He maintains his decision not to order airstrikes in Syria was the right one.
As he begins his five-year term, Antonio Guterres writes that 2017 must be a year for peace.
Damascus has been without water for 19 days as a Syrian military offensive moves in.
New leader promised to defend country from effects of Syrian Civil War.
A lack of trust among all parties makes it hard to see how the latest agreement to stop the fighting can stick.
ISIS also managed to repel government troops in Raqqa province.
Jumpei Yasuda went missing in July 2015 and is believed to be being held by the Nusra Front.
The footballer is an ambassador for Save the Children.
An opposition representative said the delegation might turn up if their demands were swiftly met, but the chances appeared slim.
'What if an ISIS member asks for a girl's hand in marriage? How do we get out of this disaster?'
Rape for "honor crimes" is deeply ingrained and widespread in Syria's Islamic society.
"If the international community had instituted the no-fly zone, Aleppo would be free today."
Assad is more confident in his regime's strength, and the Kremlin seeks to heighten its diplomatic cred.
Amnesty International said the YPG have forcibly displaced thousands of villagers in northeastern Syria.
Though Putin may look like he's in control in Syria, the intervention is likely to end badly for him.