Putin is trying to downplay the deaths of Russian mercenaries in Syria
Russian mercenaries suffered up to 300 casualties as a result of U.S. airstrikes against pro-Assad forces last week, now Putin’s opponents have seized on the issue to hammer him.
The War Next Door Won't Stop Turkey's Assyrian Winemakers
Turkey’s tiny Christian Assyrian community continues to produce wine the way it has for thousands of years, despite political turmoil and war just across the border in Syria.
Russia and the US are arguing over who killed a top ISIS leader
The countries are both claiming responsibility for the airstrike in Syria that killed Mohamed al-Adnani, the Islamic State's chief spokesman.
The Syrian Regime Is Blocking Aid to Hundreds of Thousands in Dire Need, Despite Ceasefire
Syria humanitarian task force coordinator Jan Egeland said he was "disappointed and disheartened" at delays and outright denial of access for humanitarian convoys in the past week.
The Syrian Ceasefire Is Held Together by an Unlikely Group of Frenemies — and WhatsApp
Syria's ceasefire is shaky, but, for the most part, holding, thanks to an international effort that has been more successful than anyone ever thought possible.