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After refuge in northwest Syria, a family again faces danger

After refuge in northwest Syria, a family again faces danger

After losing her husband, a son and her home to Syria's eight-year war, Yusra al-Shomali and her daughters found refuge in rebel-held territory near the Turkish border. But as a Syrian army offensive intensifies, their safety may be put at risk. Shomali's experience of fear, siege, hunger,...

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Iraq weighs captives' rights against fear of new Islamic State

Iraq weighs captives' rights against fear of new Islamic State

Iraqi farmer Shaker Salih says he feared Islamic State, but feared its defeat even more. His problem is persuading people to believe that he did not support the jihadists. When Iraqi forces drove Islamic State from his home town in Salahuddin province, north of Baghdad, Salih left with the...

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Children of foreign Isis fighters in Syria are ‘among world’s most vulnerable’ and should be brought home, says UN

Children of foreign Isis fighters in Syria are ‘among world’s most vulnerable’ and should be brought home, says UN

Children of foreign Isis fighters being held in Syrian camps are “among the world’s most vulnerable” and should be returned to their countries of origin, according to the United Nations. Some 29,000 foreign children are currently languishing in squalid camps in Syria, while the...

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New wave of violence in Syria war as 200,000 flee Idlib offensive

New wave of violence in Syria war as 200,000 flee Idlib offensive

A Syrian government offensive to capture the northern province of Idlib has killed dozens of civilians and forced more than 200,000 people to flee over the past month, leading to fears of a major humanitarian crisis in the last rebel-held bastion. The Syrian army, backed by its ally Russia,...

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