Bashar al-Assad

Eoin Higgins, staff writer
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) attacked Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) during last night's primary debate. Harris' allies responded with a theory about a nefarious Russian plot.
"Why are people attacking the messenger rather than addressing the criticisms?"
Jon Queally, staff writer
Fifteen airmen were killed by anti-aircraft from closed ally Syria, but...
Jessica Corbett, staff writer
Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif
The condemnation of world leaders comes as Iran and European diplomats work to...


Job-like, Gazans get yet more bad news: Even as they squat in rubble and tents battling to keep their children alive - a fifth just froze to death - amidst cold, wet, wind, and food, fuel and power shortages, U.N. officials say a program to rebuild over 100,000 destroyed homes will end this month because ignoble world donors oblivious to their fate have reneged on funding promises. With a heartrending plea from those forgotten in Gaza, Syria, Lebanon: "We are slowly dying here."