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A refugee camp near Idlib in northern Syria.

Turkey is now basically at war with Syria, thanks to Russian bombing that is driving 1 million refugees toward Europe

The fighting threatens to send 1 million refugees into Turkey, which has already taken in nearly four million since the Syrian war began.
Islamic State fighter (ISIS; ISIL) waving a flag while standing on captured government fighter jet in Raqqa, Syria, 2015.

ISIS is bigger now than when it first formed, and Trump’s conflict with Iran could give it a boost

Trump's conflict with Iran has taken attention away from ISIS while the terror organization shows strong signs of resilience.
A map showing the northwest of Syria, the arena for much of the current conflict between Turkish and Syrian forces.

Turkey is so worried about allowing millions of refugees across its border that it’s risking a catastrophic war with Syria

Syrian troops killed five Turkish soldiers in northern Syria Monday, the latest escalation between the two nations in an increasingly tense fight.

Syria accidentally fired a missile at a civilian jet carrying 172 passengers and forced it to divert into a Russian airport

The incident renewed fears that a broader conflict in the region could jeopardize the safety of air travel in an increasingly militarized area.
Turkish soldiers watch over the Syrian town of Kobani as they take position near Mursitpinar border crossing on the Turkish-Syrian border in the Turkish town of Suruc in southeastern Sanliurfa province October 4, 2014.

Turkey and Syria are fighting in a shoe box in northern Syria, and officials fear it could ignite a bigger conflict with Russia

"The tight spaces linked by a handful of roads means the entire area is filled with armed guys bumping into each other," a NATO official told BI.
Mushrooms were once an uncommon food in Syria, but they have become a vital resource for refugees as the price of meat has skyrocketed.

Mushrooms used to be rare in Syria — but thousands of refugees are now relying on them to survive

In 2016, a Syrian nonprofit began cultivating mushrooms and giving them out to civilians to use as a meat substitute.
A Syria Civil Defence member carries a wounded child in the besieged town of Hamoria in Eastern Ghouta on Janauary 6, 2018.

These 10 countries face the biggest humanitarian crises in 2020

The International Rescue Committee has published its annual "Emergency Watchlist" to highlight the work facing world leaders and aid workers.

Singaporean on trial for sending ISIS S$450 tells judge he only recognises Syariah law, not Singapore law

"I do admit to making the transfer, and I did it to benefit the Islamic State."

What it’s like to travel when you don’t have the power of a privileged passport

If you are Syrian like me, the process of traveling is not so easy. Here's what I go through whenever I want to visit another country.

Trump’s biggest accomplishments and failures as president as he heads into a reelection year after impeachment

Trump will have to lean on his record as president while seeking to convince Americans he deserves a second term.