The Bitter Rivalry Between Turkey And Saudi Arabia Is Muddying What US Officials Think They Know About The Saudi Journalist's Disappearance
Turkey and Saudi Arabia each have a stake in undermining the other, complicating Washington's search for answers.
Trump's New Iran Strategy, Inspired By The Cold War, Calls For "Maximum Pressure"
An out-of-print book on Ronald Reagan's strategy against the Soviet Union is seen as inspiration for the Trump administration's Iran policy.
The Last Major Rebel-Held City In Syria Is Gearing Up For A Government Attack And People Are Terrified
"There will be a large massacre against civilians."
The Trump Administration Is Signaling A Tougher Line On Iran With A New Task Force
Is the creation of the Iran Action Group at the State Department more of the same or a sign of a more aggressive US policy?
Congress May Hold Russia Responsible For Iran’s Actions In Syria
A bipartisan proposal would ask the Trump administration to determine if Russia has aided Iran and Hezbollah in Syria.
Counterprotesters Far Outnumbered "Unite The Right" White Supremacists In Washington, DC
While hundreds of people were out on the streets of the nation's capital on Sunday, some reporters estimated that only 20 white nationalists were among them.
In A Surprisingly Broad Declaration, US Singles Out Human Rights Abusers And Corrupt Officials
The list includes an Israeli billionaire, the head of Nicaragua's electoral commission, and the former president of Gambia.
The Same Smuggling Routes That Helped Build ISIS Are Now Helping Its Members Escape
US officials say most of ISIS fighters have died on the battlefield. Smugglers along the Syria-Turkey border say many have escaped.
BuzzFeed News Investigation Leads To US Admission It Caused Civilian Deaths In Mosul
The US-led coalition fighting ISIS has admitted responsibility for the deaths of 36 civilians in three military strikes in Mosul after they were detailed in a BuzzFeed News investigation.
CIA Releases The Last Batch Of Bin Laden Documents Six Years After His Death
The hundreds of thousands of files contain the first adult photos of bin Laden's son Hamza – considered al-Qaeda's "leader in waiting."
The US Wants To Keep The Focus On ISIS But Its Iraqi Allies Are Moving On
Experts have warned for years that US-backed Iraqi forces and US-backed Kurdish forces will turn against one another once the war on ISIS ends. Now the time has come.
A Syrian-American Journalist's Family Doesn't Think The US Will Act On Her Murder
Family members of Syrian-American journalist and activist Halla Barakat and her mother, Ouruba, tell BuzzFeed News they do not believe the US will investigate their deaths.
This Man Fought To Keep ISIS Out Of Iraq. Now He Wants To Break It Apart.
Millions of Kurds are set to vote in an independence referendum that nobody else wants, least of all Washington. After three years fighting ISIS with the US, the Kurdish spy chief Masrour Barzani wants to know if it was all worth it.
Iraq Military’s Human Rights Abuses Draw Few US Complaints
Extrajudicial killings of suspected ISIS members at the hands of Iraqi security forces in Mosul are no secret. But US troops embedded with Iraqi forces have reported only a handful of possible human rights violations, none as serious as what human rights groups and news reports say have taken place.
These Are The Civilian Victims Of The US-Led Campaign Against ISIS
The US-led air campaign against ISIS in Iraq has taken a devastating toll on civilians, with very little accountability. BuzzFeed News visited seven sites in Mosul where witnesses say that innocent people were killed by airstrikes from the US and its allies.
The ISIS Killers: The Men Leading the Battle For Mosul Might Be Wiped Out Along the Way
An elite group of Iraqi soldiers is leading the battle to free the city of Mosul from ISIS. The so-called “Golden Division” was formed and trained by the US to hunt terrorists — but in Mosul they have been thrown into brutal urban combat. Mike Giglio and Warzer Jaff accompanied them to the front lines for some of the decisive moments of the seven-month offensive. This is the story of their fight against ISIS and of the men they lost along the way.
The US Launched New Airstrikes Against Pro-Assad Forces In Syria
Advancing vehicles were destroyed in a US airstrike after pro-regime forces approached an area of southern Syria where US forces are currently deployed.
US Special Forces Are Secretly Training Syrian Rebels And Fighting Alongside Them
Sources tell BuzzFeed News that US commandos have engaged in combat with ISIS during a secret deployment to southern Syria that has them living alongside the rebels they’re instructing.
The US Military Wants Its Troops To Stay In Iraq — Even After ISIS Is Gone
The US troops would support their local counterparts with skills where they still fall short like counterterrorism, intelligence gathering, and aviation, a US defense official told BuzzFeed News.