The United States will provide more than $596 million in new humanitarian aid to respond to the Syrian crisis, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said.
President Joe Biden on Thursday ordered airstrikes on buildings in Syria that the Pentagon said were used by Iranian-backed militias, in retaliation for rocket attacks on U.S. targets in neighboring Iraq. The strikes killed at least 22 people, London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Friday, citing unconfirmed local reports.
Nearly half of the 200 million young Arabs in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region have considered leaving their country, as the Covid-19 pandemic cripples economies and fuels unrest across the region, according to a new survey.
EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said Wednesday that "migration is an issue that has been discussed long enough."
A major overnight fire swept through Greece's largest refugee camp, that had been placed under Covid-19 lockdown, leaving more than 12,000 migrants in emergency need of shelter on the island of Lesbos.
UNESCO has named 53 sites on its List of World Heritage in Danger. Watch five of these ancient sites digitally transform to how they once looked long ago.
President Bashar al Assad made the announcement in a presidential degree, Syrian state media said.
Amid protests taking place in response to police brutality against black Americans, murals honoring George Floyd have cropped up around the world.
The coronavirus outbreak in the Middle East is likely to remain under control despite the easing of restrictions in recent weeks, as long as strict social distancing continues to be enforced, experts told CNBC.
A U.N. panel has, for the first time, accused Russia of war crimes for the "indiscriminate" bombing of civilian areas in Syria.
Thousands of refugees and migrants tried to cross Turkey's border with Greece shortly after Turkey announced it would open its borders.
A new influx of migrants has led Greece to implement new measures at its border with Turkey, with concerns that the situation could eventually lead to a repeat of the 2015 crisis.
"He stepped into Libya, into Syria, he's stepping into Iran and Iraq — he wants to be able to be a kingmaker," Browder told CNBC at Davos.
It's been four days since the U.S. precision drone strike that killed Iran's Quds army commander Qasem Soleimani. Thankfully, we have not seen the outbreak of World War III as of yet. But we have learned three valuable lessons.
Qasem Soleimani's killing could trigger Iranian proxy attacks and cyber sabotage against the U.S. and its allies.
A U.S.-led coalition, which has been operating in Iraq to fight ISIS, announced it would be suspending most operations against the group.
Former U.S. ambassador to Iraq, Douglas Silliman, pointed out that the American airstrike last week also took out a powerful Iraqi militia leader, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis.
The U.S.' targeted killing of Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani has roiled global markets as the move reverberates throughout the Middle East and beyond.
The new troops are ordered to serve as a response to threats throughout the region in the wake of Soleimani's death.
The Pentagon said in a statement that three locations in Iraq and two in Syria were targeted by U.S. forces. The locations included weapon storage facilities and command and control locations that the Iranian-backed Shi'ite Muslim militia uses to plan and execute attacks on OIR coalition forces.