Iran said it had summoned the Swiss ambassador, which acts on behalf of U.S. interests in Tehran, to protest the Jan. 13 arrest of Marzieh Hashemi.
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Emilienne Malfatto has been documenting the lives of Yazidis, who returned to their ancestral homeland after ISIS was routed from the city in 2015.
The Islamic State claimed responsibility for an explosion that injured members of a Kurdish-led force, days after an attack that killed four Americans.
All but 1 percent of the territory the Islamic State once held in Iraq and Syria is gone, but to suggest that the group has been defeated, as President Trump did, is to ignore the lessons of recent history.
After years of ambiguity, the Israel leadership has grown bolder about acknowledging strikes in Syria just after they occur, raising fears of prompting retaliation.
The red carpet was there as the Arab League held its fourth economic and social summit. But it was trod upon by only the smallest of feet.
At first, the authorities claimed a family had been shot in a counterterrorism operation. Now, more than a dozen officers have been arrested.
Majd Kamalmaz went missing after being stopped at a government checkpoint in Damascus. His family is now speaking out, hoping President Trump will prioritize his case.
Lindsey Graham, who met with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, said he was on a mission to ensure that the withdrawal of troops did not damage American long-term interests.
Marzieh Hashemi, an anchor for the Iranian channel Press TV, is not accused of a crime but is being held until her grand jury testimony is done.
In Manbij, Syria, U.S. officials would walk through the market and eat at restaurants. Then on Jan. 16, a suicide bomber killed four Americans and at least 12 others, and a place once seen by many as a safe haven became anything but.
“This is what stability looks like,” said a top general, wearing no body armor, before an upbeat lunch with local leaders.
Some military officials say American soldiers had become complacent in a relatively peaceful spot in Syria. It was a fatal mistake.
Three Turkish reporters close to intelligence officials quote heavily from audiotapes that captured Jamal Khashoggi’s last minutes in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul.
Catching up with Banu Cennetoglu in her first U.S. show, at SculptureCenter. She calls it ‘a collective history.’
If anyone had any illusions about just how complicated a U.S. withdrawal from Syria might be, they were unlikely to retain them after the latest bad news out of the war-torn country.
The attack, which was claimed by the Islamic State, occurred at a restaurant in Manbij, northern Syria, frequented by American troops. Warning: video includes scenes of graphic violence.
Marzieh Hashemi, an anchor for Press TV, was arrested on Sunday in St. Louis, the network said. U.S. officials have not confirmed her arrest.
Critics of President Trump’s drawdown plans said his claim of victory over the Islamic State may have emboldened its fighters and encouraged the suicide bombing that killed 19 people.
The Trump administration had condemned the endeavor as a pretext for testing technologies that could be transferred to ballistic missiles.