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.
On October 17, Hungary closed its border with Croatia, blocking thousands of refugees still traveling from Mediterranean landing points to central and northern European countries. An estimated 58,000 migrants have arrived in Slovenia over the last week alone.
Several weeks ago, an eruption of new violence began across Israel, the West Bank, and the Gaza Strip. At least 8 Israelis and 42 Palestinians have been killed in street violence since October 1, according to Reuters.
A series of photographs on Mecca and its surrounding area taken sometime around 1887 by the photographer Al Sayyid Abd al Ghaffar, compared with images from similar locations taken in 2015.
Over the weekend, anti-government protests in Beirut, Lebanon, turned violent for two nights, as demonstrators clashed with riot police near government offices.
On May 6, Reuters photographer Bassam Khabieh was in Damascus, Syria, covering the arrival of a Red Crescent convoy carrying medical aid and supplies used for activities to give psychological support to children affected by the war.
People from impoverished and war-torn countries in Africa, the Middle East and central and south Asia, continue to flee their homes in huge numbers, making perilous journeys to Europe, hoping for security, opportunity, and a new home.
The recent civil war in Yemen prompted neighboring Saudi Arabia to intervene militarily six weeks ago, launching airstrikes, bombing targets from border stations, shelling from the sea, and establishing a blockade.
The Associated Press photographer Oded Balilty recently followed a group of teenage boys in Israel as they prepared to join the Israeli military.
AFP photographer Raul Arboleda recently spent time at a FARC camp, observing daily life as the rebels demobilize and prepare to move into the next phase of their lives.
The Hall of Presidents and First Ladies in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, recently closed down, auctioning off its collection of life-size wax figures of U.S. presidents.
Age can’t keep these senior track and field athletes from the finish line
Part of our ongoing series of photo essays at the Atlantic titled Americans at Work. This week, photographs of the daily lives and spaces of workers in Philadelphia's Municipal Offices, made by photographer Ryan Collerd