Getty Images photographer Chris McGrath recently spent two weeks with crew members aboard the Migrant Offshore Aid Station Phoenix as they patrolled the Mediterranean.
The Dead Sea, on the border between Israel and Jordan, is the lowest and saltiest body of water in the world—and experts say it is on course to dry out by 2050.
In August of 2014, ISIS militants swept through towns near Mosul, Iraq, taking control and forcing thousands to flee. The Christian city of Qaraqosh was retaken by Iraqi forces in October of 2016, but the it remains almost completely deserted.
For six years now, Syrians have endured the loss and hardship caused by a protracted civil war.
About two weeks ago, Iraqi government troops began to push into the western half of ISIS-occupied Mosul, after securing the eastern side.
Yesterday, Israeli police began evicting several dozen hardline Jewish settlers and supporters from an unauthorized outpost settlement in the West Bank.
Iraqi government troops have announced that they have taken control of the eastern half of Mosul from ISIS.
A fire engulfed a landmark building in Tehran, Iran, this morning, leading to a complete collapse that may have killed as many as 30 people, including many firefighters.
Images of Aleppo as it looked prior to 2011, and, in some cases, how those same sites appear today, after nearly six years of war
As Iraqi and Kurdish troops close in on the ISIS stronghold of Mosul in Iraq, militants fleeing the region have been setting oil wells ablaze, blackening the skies with oily soot for miles
While progress is being made by Iraqi and Kurdish troops, supported by the United States, France, and Britain, toward surrounding and recapturing Mosul, the campaign may drag on for many more weeks or months.
Thousands of Iraqi and Kurdish troops, supported by the United States, France, and Britain, are now in the early stages of a massive operation to retake the Mosul, Iraq's second largest city, from ISIS militants.
Photographer Aris Messinis recently spent time aboard rescue vehicles documenting just some of the thousands of desperate migrants plucked from smuggler’s boats left drifting in the Mediterranean over the past few days.
For the majority of Yemenis who live in the countryside, far from the centers of fighting, life was difficult to begin with, and for many, the war has had little impact.
Earlier today, Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson was asked by a journalist “What would you do, if you were elected, about Aleppo?” Johnson replied with his own question: "What is Aleppo?"
Four Paws, an international animal welfare group, has just completed the removal of the surviving 15 animals from the Khan Younis Zoo—dubbed the “worst zoo in the world”—in the Gaza Strip
Photos from the front line fighting in Libya from Reuters photographer Goran Tomasevic.
Iraqi pro-government forces have pushed to the center of Fallujah, retaking much of the city, after two years of ISIS control.
After several weeks of fighting, Syrian government troops were able to gain control of the ancient city of Palmyra this weekend, driving out ISIS militants who took the city last May.
The Turkish government recently relaxed a curfew in some southeastern Kurdish cities, after months of fighting with militants of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK). Residents of Cizre, Turkey, were allowed back home for the first time in months, discovering widespread destruction resulting from the military operation.
As migrants from across the Middle East and Africa continue to make the journey to western Europe by the thousands, the flow of refugees traveling the “Balkan corridor” is now being constricted.
On January 16, 1991, President George H. W. Bush announced the start of what would be called Operation Desert Storm—a military operation to expel occupying Iraqi forces from Kuwait.
For nearly a year now, Yemen has been torn by a ferocious war pitting rebels against the government, militias against each other, Al Qaeda and ISIS against everybody, a Saudi-led coalition against Iranian-backed forces, and a desperate civilian populace caught in the middle.
Late last week, Iraqi Kurdish militias, backed by a U.S.-led air campaign, launched an assault to retake the town of Sinjar in northern Iraq.
The contest is still under way.
Images of Muslim Americans observing Eid al-Fitr and Ramadan this year in New York, Connecticut, California, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey
A heatwave in Europe, floating solar farms in China, the America’s Cup in Bermuda, the Royal Highland Show in Scotland, and much more
Images of the vertical cityscape, street scenes, monuments, people, and natural landscapes of Hong Kong.