U.S. President Donald Trump’s executive order temporarily barring visitors from seven predominantly Muslim countries and banning Syrian refugees indefinitely will likely land his administration in court. Zachary Goelman reports. Continue reading
Human Rights Watch warns the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States and the rise of populist leaders in Europe poses a “extraordinarily dangerous threat” to human rights. Their yearly report also criticises Russia, China, and Turkey’s leaders for crackdowns on dissent and Syria’s al-Assad for targeting civilians.
The mother of Twitter sensation seven-year-old Syrian girl Bana Alabed says she has left her soul behind after they were evacuated from their home in eastern Aleppo.
Syrian government forces control the major Syrian city of Aleppo for the first time since losing parts of the city in 2012. Continue reading
File of the recent history of the ancient city of Palmyra, home to Islamic State until Syrian government forces retook the ruined area in March.
The Syrian army’s advance in Aleppo slowed Thursday but a victory was still firmly in sight after President Assad vowed that retaking the city would change the course of the war. Deborah Lutterbeck reports. Continue reading
In a rare speech, the head of Britain’s spy network says Islamic State are plotting attacks as Russia makes ‘desert’ of Syria.
Images taken by Reuters photographers from around the world for the month of December 2015, including the San Bernardino shooting rampage, the Shenzhen landslide, a Syria field hospital, Star Wars mania, as well as moments of everyday life. Produced by Canice Leung.
A U.S army soldier from Task Force Denali 1-40 CAV prays during a Christian worship service at Forward Operating Base (FOB) Clark in Khowst province, Afghanistan, December 13, 2009.REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
London-based grandfather Sunday Dare says he recognises boy in an Islamic State video as his grandson, says his daughter in Syria has ‘let herself down’.
Countries rejecting Syrian refugees because they are muslim are fuelling Islamic State and other militant groups, the U.N. says.