The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces are close to driving ISIS out of Raqqa, but at a heavy cost to the city and its people.
For six years now, Syrians have endured the loss and hardship caused by a protracted civil war.
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
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?"
For more than five years now, Syrians have endured the loss and hardship caused by a protracted civil war.
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.
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.
In Homs, Syria, where entire city blocks have been reduced to rubble by years of civil war, a Syrian wedding photographer thought of using the destruction of the city as a backdrop for pictures of newlywed couples “to show that life is stronger than death.”
In contested areas of Syria, thousands of archaeological sites are being systematically looted by unknown parties, the treasures sold off, disappearing into the black market.
Several years ago, Bassam Khabieh was an IT administrator working in Damascus, Syria, near his hometown of Douma. Then, the Syrian war began. Soon, Khabieh picked up a camera and returned to Douma to document the effects of years of shelling and urban warfare.
The number of refugees landing on European shores this year has already topped 380,000, according to the UN, well ahead of the 215,000 that arrived in 2014, with months left in the year.
Four and a half years of violent conflict have destroyed entire regions of Syria. Caught in the middle of all this horror are the children of Syria, relying on parents who have lost control of their own lives and are now being forced to make difficult choices in desperate circumstances.
The number of migrants fleeing into Europe this year—largely Syrian refugees—has already reached 235,000, topping the total number of migrants for all of last year, 219,000.
Thousands of Syrians cut through a border fence and crossed into Turkey on Sunday, fleeing intense fighting in northern Syria between Kurdish fighters and ISIS militants.
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.
For more than four years now, Syrians have endured the loss and hardship caused by a protracted civil war. Nearly four million Syrians have fled the country, filling refugee camps in neighboring countries.
Late last year, after months of assault by ISIS militants, many had given up the Syrian Kurdish city of Kobani as lost. The fight continued through the winter, until monitors and spokesmen for the the Kurdish People's Protection Unit announced earlier this week that ISIS forces had been driven from Kobani.
For more than three years now, Syrians have endured the loss and hardship caused by a protracted civil war. Syrian government forces are fighting several rebel groups. Smaller rebel groups are fighting each other, and just about everyone in the region is fighting ISIS, assisted by airstrikes carried out by a U.S.-led coalition.
The recapture of Raqqa from ISIS, a giant human-piloted robot in Japan, Diwali in Nepal and India, the British National Plowing Championships, and much more.
Almost 600,000 Rohingya refugees have crossed into Bangladesh, fleeing the violence in Burma's Rakhine state, since August 25.
High in the Russian Far East lies Wrangel Island, a harsh landscape that supports a surprisingly diverse ecosystem.
Last weekend, the tiny and isolated British island of Saint Helena welcomed its first scheduled commercial flight from South Africa.