Syria

The Freak Middle Eastern Snowstorm, Seen from Space

Looking at the aftermath of an unusually intense snow that swamped Syria, Jerusalem, Lebanon, and elsewhere.

How Climate Change Made the Violence in Syria Worse

International security experts explain how low rainfall can evolve into violent conflict.

Climate Change: The Secret Inflamer of the Arab Spring

Droughts and resource shortages can destabilize countries and foment unrest.

What Daily Life Looks Like in Syria

The daily indignity of life at war.

The Best #CityReads of 2012

Charter cities, sexy villages, company towns, and more.

Massive Car Bomb Rocks Central Beirut

At least eight were killed in the explosion.

The Irreplaceable History Being Destroyed in Aleppo

The city's cultural treasures, including its Grand Mosque and centuries-old souk, are in danger of being permanently lost to the war.

This Is Your City on War

Scenes from Aleppo, Syria.

War-Torn Homs, As Seen By Scooter

This short film is one of the few records of life in the city.

Uncovering the World's First Cities

Researchers map the earliest Mesopotamian cities and find that many develop in surprising areas.

Allegiance of the Day: An Iraqi Border City Offers Support to Syrian Rebels

They're sending money, medical supplies and even a makeshift border patrol.

The 'Fake' Cities of Syria's Unrest

Syrian television alleges the country's uprisings are taking place in cinematic replicas of its cities