A deal for an “immediate” cease-fire in Yemen's port city of Hudaydah was hailed as a rare moment of hope in a conflict that has killed tens of thousands and put millions at risk of starvation and disease. But underscoring the fragility of that hope, clashes erupted on the city's outskirts.
Syrians living in one-time rebel bastions now back under government control face a choice: salvage the remains of your life and live under a state you may not support; or refuse the agreement and face death in a government offensive. The country's Ghouta region illustrates the price of that choice.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened to upend an uneasy detente in northern Syria, announcing the launch of a new military operation east of the Euphrates to clear the area of U.S.-backed Kurdish militias.
Martin Griffiths, the U.N.’s Special Envoy for Yemen, announced on Thursday a prisoner swap that would affect thousands in the country, a first step on a path to ending a conflict that has become the world's worst humanitarian crisis.
Senators left a briefing by CIA Director Gina Haspel convinced that the Saudi crown prince was involved in Khashoggi's murder, in spite of the president's claims that the evidence does not implicate him.