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.

Reuters

How Climate Change Made the Violence in Syria Worse

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

ZUMA

Climate Change: The Secret Inflamer of the Arab Spring

Droughts and resource shortages can destabilize countries and foment unrest.

Reuters

What Daily Life Looks Like in Syria

The daily indignity of life at war.

Reuters

The Best #CityReads of 2012

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

Reuters

Massive Car Bomb Rocks Central Beirut

At least eight were killed in the explosion.

Reuters

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.

Reuters

This Is Your City on War

Scenes from Aleppo, Syria.

Reuters

War-Torn Homs, As Seen By Scooter

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

Jason Ur

Uncovering the World's First Cities

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

Reuters

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.

Ho New / Reuters

The 'Fake' Cities of Syria's Unrest

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