"The thing about people on the run is that often they're residing in close quarters. They may not have enough clean water for drinking, for handwashing, even. And they often just don't have the resources to do those basic steps that we've been able to do.”
Three-year-old Salwa's dad was praised for trying to protect his daughter from the trauma of war. The family has now found a new home outside of Syria.
Gabbard is claiming Clinton has a personal grudge against her for her 2016 endorsement of Bernie Sanders.
"I felt for the first time in nine years that war criminals can die," said one Syrian exile in reaction to the killing of Qassem Soleimani.
The tragedies are too numerous to list, and their enormity is even more alarming in hindsight.
A spokesperson for the British Foreign Office said: "We are deeply saddened by the news of the death of James Le Mesurier. Our condolences go out to his family and friends at this difficult time."
Pictures from the frontlines of Turkey's incursion into Kurdish-held territory in northern Syria.
When the former secretary of state accused a candidate barely polling at 2% of being a Russian asset, she showed she had learned nothing from the last election.
Even more freewheeling than usual, the president at one point said that the US no longer needs to care about the Middle East, because "it's 7,000 miles away."
Even some of Trump’s closest Republican allies are infuriated over his decision to withdraw US troops from Syria, though they say there’s little they can do.
"You Can Make A Great Deal”: Trump Wrote A Letter To Try To Convince The Turkish President To Not Attack The Kurds
"Let's work out a good deal!" the president wrote in a letter trying to prevent Turkey from "slaughtering" thousands of people in Syria.
Before the US joined the war on ISIS, before Trump abandoned them, the Kurds were waging a lonely fight against the jihadis in a forgotten patch of Syria. This is their origin story.
"If we have to choose between compromises and the genocide of our people, we will surely choose life for our people."
Refugees like me know that we can never go home. It gives us a burning desire to establish ourselves here and prove that we belong.
Mustafa Mousab Alowemer, a Syrian refugee, reportedly planned to attack the church because he believed its members were Christian and Nigerian.
Hoda Muthana used Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, and Ask.fm to spread the very messages ISIS used to inspire violence against America. I’ve been tracking her posts for years.
The Wagner Group has ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s inner circle but blurs the line between what is and isn’t happening on Moscow’s orders.
But Malta has denied Russia permission to use its airspace for the flights, BuzzFeed News has learned.
The Whole World Is Debating Whether “ISIS Brides” Should Go Home. But Yazidi Women Want Them Brought To Justice.
Far from being innocent bystanders, women who joined ISIS participated in the torture and humiliation of Yazidi women.
The inability of US forces to eliminate al-Qaeda networks in Iraq helped it reorganize as ISIS after Barack Obama withdrew troops in 2011.
The American dead included two soldiers, a US security contractor, and a civilian Defense Department employee, according to US Central Command.
It follows weeks of confusion and contradictory statements over the future of the US-led coalition fighting ISIS.
National security adviser John Bolton contradicted President Trump, who said on Dec. 19 there would be a full withdrawal.
Trump was going to counter Iran's influence in two places, Yemen and Syria. That's now not likely to happen.
It's the second major resignation over the president's decision in as many days.
The Histories Of Today's Wars Are Being Written On Facebook And YouTube. But What Happens When They Get Taken Down?
Investigators depend on photos and videos posted online from war zones. But takedowns by Facebook and YouTube are putting the war crimes prosecutions of the future at risk.
Hassan al-Kontar wrote tweets that caught the world’s attention and spurred an international campaign to rescue him. But although he might now be free from the airport, he still feels trapped.
BuzzFeed News reveals that the US is preparing to shut down a key base near Syria’s border with Jordan that some US officials have cast as part of efforts to counter Iran.
While the decision was not a total surprise, the UK received no advance warning of the announcement.
The decision was announced Wednesday with little preparation. Even in recent days, there had been no hints of a rapid end to the US presence there.
Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu also talked down the odds of a confrontation between Turkish and US forces in northern Syria, despite a Pentagon warning.
“The past is no longer with us,” Hassan al-Kontar said. “What is important is today, and tomorrow, the present and the future.”
"Honestly, is this actually a real headline?"
Al-Qaeda’s most potent weapon is an idea that we’ve been unable to defeat, writes Ali Soufan, the author of Anatomy of Terror: From the Death of bin Laden to the Rise of the Islamic State.
“That’s the dirty little secret here — there could be thousands of US troops camped out in northern and eastern Syria for decades,” said Nicholas Heras, a Syria expert at the Center for a New American Security.
A single sentence, written as the ruins of the World Trade Center still smoldered, has been the legal foundation for 17 years of war.
People in the northwest Syrian city of Idlib are facing the threat of a military offensive by the Assad regime.
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."
Confused? You should be.
The funds were redirected after the State Department received promises and pledges from coalition partners, notably Saudi Arabia, for funding to help stabilize the country.
A bipartisan proposal would ask the Trump administration to determine if Russia has aided Iran and Hezbollah in Syria.
“The White House gets to do whatever it wants when it wants how it wants.”
The hashtag, #افتحوا_الحدود, or #OpenTheDoor, began trending in Jordan as tens of thousands of Syrians fled the latest violence there.
The availability of the documents, which can fetch hundreds of dollars on the black market, troubles some counterterrorism officials, but they are hesitant to make it an issue.
A court filing from the Justice Department said the dual Saudi-American citizen would be released in a town or outside a displaced persons camp.
"I felt better when I pricked myself with needles; the pain confirmed that I was alive."
The move from Syria to Texas was sure to be difficult, but Maryam had no idea how tough it would be.
It's Likely That Chlorine Gas Was Used On A Rebel-Held Syrian Town, The Global Chemical Weapons Watchdog Says
But the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons did not say who was responsible for the attack.
"I woke up and the city was theirs." (An excerpt from Brothers of the Gun: A Memoir of the Syrian Civil War by Marwan Hisham and Molly Crabapple.)
Hassan al-Kontar is appealing to anyone to get him out.
“The fight against ISIS does not depend solely on military fighting."
The announcement of the investigation came as UN weapons inspectors explained why they have not made it to the site of the most recent suspected chemical attack.
Details of an ISIS resurgence come two weeks after the president said he wanted to bring US troops home from Syria — a pronouncement that set off alarms at the Pentagon.
For more than 16 years, the US has been waging the global war on terror using legal authority passed by Congress just after 9/11. Critics say that legislation is too broad and that administrations have used it to usurp Congress’s authority.
A team from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) have entered the site where a suspected chemical weapons attack killed more than 70 people and injured 500 in Syria this month, Russia's foreign ministry has said.
In the aftermath of recent airstrikes, Syrians are left worried that their limited scope may actually provoke more attacks on civilians.
The UK's foreign secretary also said the strikes would have a limited impact. "We must be honest – this is not going to turn the tide of the conflict in Syria."
Living conditions in eastern Ghouta have all the shades of hell. Here's how people are surviving.
Ari Fleischer thinks Trump might want to choose his words more carefully after bombing Syria.
The strikes have been supported by NATO's general secretary, but Russia, China, and Iran have condemned them. Vladimir Putin demanded an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council, but Russia's resolution was blocked.
At a press conference, the prime minister described how an "international norm" about the use of chemical weapons was being eroded.
Just minutes after Trump's Friday night address, large explosions were reported at sites near Damascus and in the countryside of Homs.
Theresa May could bypass MPs and order strikes in Syria without a vote. Here is what her predecessors have done.
Exclusive: The Labour leader told BuzzFeed News he hasn't ruled out whipping Labour MPs to vote against military intervention.
Despite Trump's bellicose tweets, the US has yet to decide precisely how it's going to respond to a suspected chemical attack in Syria.
"For all of those fools that want to attack Syria, the US has lost the vital element of surprise — so stupid — could be a disaster!"
Trump Told Syria And Russia To "Get Ready" For A Missile Strike, But The White House Says It Has Not Decided How To Respond To The Recent Attack
President Trump also called Syria's Bashar Al-Assad a "Gas Killing Animal," in reference to the suspected chemical weapons attack in Douma on Saturday that injured 500 people.
"We aren't sure what the Americans will do but it feels like something is coming and there's a lot of pressure from Macron to act."
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Embattled rebels say they are looking for a morale boost and a real change to the country’s drawn-out war.
Asked by BuzzFeed News whether Syrian president Bashar al-Assad was behind the attack, he said instead that "evidence is important".
The US has led international condemnation of what aid workers and activists say was a chemical weapons attack in a Damascus suburb on Saturday, in which up to 70 people died.
Syrian News Media Reports That Missiles Have Struck An Air Base Following A Suspected Chemical Weapons Attack
US officials denied that it had launched airstrikes on Syria. The reports come one day after activists and rescue workers said as many as 70 people suffocated to death after a barrel bomb containing a chemical agent hit a rebel-held town in Syria.
The black flag of ISIS may no longer be flying in cities across Iraq, but militant groups are rebuilding and present a very real threat to the country’s stability. One such group — known as the White Flags — has built itself a mountain stronghold from which to launch its attacks.
British officials confirmed one of the dead was theirs, and the other was believed to be an American. But the Pentagon declined to confirm that.
The US says it's based near the Syrian city of al-Tanf to guard against ISIS. But the rebels Washington is backing in the area say they’re more concerned about Iran.
Syrian rebels backed by Turkey have taken over the city of Afrin, a Kurdish city inside Syria, after two months of fighting.
Seven years after the war began, the horrific images and videos being posted online from Syria show no sign of stopping. But is anyone still paying attention?
"Living here between death, siege or bombardment. I invite the whole world to stand by us."
President Erdogan's words were a little bit of an odd thing to say to comfort a 6-year-old.
A Twitter account that has received international attention for tweeting videos from a place in Syria that's been described as "hell on Earth"" is now being swarmed by pro-Assad and pro-Russia trolls.
“It is a very bad situation now," one medic managed to tell BuzzFeed News before he was called back to help with the wounded. An estimated 500 people have been killed in the besieged area of Eastern Ghouta.
A young father of two has been repeatedly arrested in Tunisia for being a member of ISIS, despite his innocence. His case is typical of the Middle East and North Africa, where thousands of men are caught up in legally dubious dragnets.
In a rare interview with a Western journalist, a security official reveals how Turkey has been taking on militants, and – for now at least – winning.
As BuzzFeed News spoke to a resident on the phone, a missile screeched in the background. “Did you hear the sound?” he said. “May God protect whoever received the missile.”