Syria

Tired of Waiting for Russia and Turkey, U.S. Strikes Al-Qaeda in Syria

The U.S. military on Sunday launched deadly airstrikes against al-Qaeda-linked militants in Syria, marking the first time in two years that American troops have targeted members affiliated with the international terrorist organization, which now controls more territory than any other jihadi group in the war-ravaged country.

The ruins of buildings are pictured on July 1, 2019 at the site where the US military carried out a strike against Al-Qaeda-linked jihadists in Syria's northwestern Aleppo province. - The US military said today it had targeted jihadists in an embattled northwestern opposition bastion in northwest Syria the previous …

Putin Talks Syria, Iran, Venezuela with Trump at G20

Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed opposing positions on the Syrian civil war, the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Venezuela, tensions with Iran, and other international issues with U.S. President Donald Trump at the G20 summit Friday, Russian media reported.

TOPSHOT - US President Donald Trump (R) attends a meeting with Russia's President Vladimir Putin during the G20 summit in Osaka on June 28, 2019. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP) (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

U.N. Refugee Agency Finds Record 71 Million Displaced by War and Persecution

The U.N. refugee agency published a report for World Refugee Day (June 20) that found a record 71 million people around the world forced from their homes by war and persecution. 26 million of those people were driven out of their home countries entirely, while the rest were “internally displaced” or are currently in search of asylum.

In this photograph taken on October 15, 2018, show people getting off a boat in Bhashan Char island off the Bangladeshi coast, as it was being prepared for the relocation of Rohingya refugees living in the country's south after fleeing violence in neighbouring Myanmar. - Dhaka has spent some $280 …