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Why Aleppo battle is so important

Syria’s civil war in pictures Pro-government protesters hold pictures of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his late father, Hafez al-Assad, during a rally in Damascus, Syria, on March 18, 2011. Bashar al-Assad has ruled Syria…

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40,000 flee as airstrikes hit Aleppo

CNN could not independently verify the authenticity of the video, but the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said via Twitter Friday that 40,000 people have been displaced by the ongoing fighting…


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Donors pledge billions for Syria

Cameron said the total raised — nearly $6 billion in 2016, and a further $5 billion until 2020 — exceeded the $9 billion being sought from the assembled donor countries. “What we are delivering today…


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Turkey 'isn't preparing to invade Syria'

“Simply they are diverting attention from their attacks on civilians as a country already invading Syria,” the source told CNN. “Turkey has all the rights to take any measures to protect its own security.” The…



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Policewoman, attackers killed in Jerusalem

Story highlights Shootout takes place outside the Damascus Gate of Jerusalem’s Old City Three Palestinian men attack Israeli border police as they checked IDs, Israeli police say Police: The men were carrying guns, knives and…



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Boy burned alive: Teens sentenced

A Jerusalem district court sentenced one Israeli teen to life in prison and another to 21 years for the killing of 16-year-old Mohammed Abu Khdeir, court representative Shirley Koren said. Abu Khdeir’s death — he…


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Blank books rebuild war-ravaged library

Students from around the country came to study at the sprawling university campus in the Iraqi capital and study in the massive library. Then came the US-led Iraq invasion in 2003. And when the shells…