The battered train station in this border town has a certain lost-in-time quality, looking a bit like the set of a World War II film. Across the street, an abandoned steam engine sits in a clump of weeds. It's not hard to imagine a locomotive of similar pedigree pulling up on the tracks.
Rebels lobbed dozens of rockets and mortar rounds into Damascus on Wednesday, official and opposition media said, as Iran's top diplomat arrived in the Syrian capital for talks with officials of President Bashar Assad's government.
A far-left extremist group took responsibility for an armed assault Monday by two women on the U.S. Consulate in Istanbul, part of a wave of attacks that struck Turkey amid escalating violence.
Human rights and church groups voiced concern Friday for the fate of more than 200 civilians, including many Christians, reportedly kidnapped by the Islamic State militant group in Syria's Homs province.
Rescue ships in the Mediterranean were searching for survivors late Wednesday off the coast of Libya where a boat carrying hundreds of migrants capsized, according to authorities and aid agencies.
U.S. officials Monday confirmed an expanded bombing campaign in Syria that increases the risk of confrontation with forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad, possibly drawing Washington more deeply into that country’s punishing four-year war.
Turkish war planes on Wednesday unleashed some of the heaviest bombing to date on Kurdish rebel strongholds in Turkey and Iraq, as the fallout from Ankara’s stepped-up anti-terror campaign reverberated in the nation’s political arena.
As the U.S. and Turkey begin clearing Islamic State fighters from Syria’s northwestern border, their ambitious mission raises a new set of troubling questions, chief among them: Who will provide the military muscle to oust the extremists and protect civilians sheltering in the new buffer zone?