Reclaiming the city for the regime would go a long way toward stamping out Syria’s non-Islamic State opposition.
For better or worse, the uprisings made clear Arabs do in fact rule themselves. Are they up to the task?
Lawmakers object to an agreement that would see them share power with rivals in Tripoli.
Masoud Barzani calls on world powers to recognize that Iraq and Syria cannot be put back together again.
Chaos may be in store if oil-dependent countries lash out to distract from failed economic policies.
Iran’s compliance prompts European countries and the United States to lift sanctions on its economy.
Russian airstrikes are enabling the regime to retake territory from Syria’s least fanatical rebels.
Saudi Arabia is stepping up its rivalry with Iran at a when the United States are disengaging.