The Syrian Democratic Forces expects the assault on the Islamic State's de-facto capital to take place in early April.
Shi'ite militias, Hezbollah and the Revolutionary Guards: Israel increasingly concerned with Iran's influence on the Syrian border.
In the absence of an international plan to end the civil war, rebel militias are forced to forgo strategy and suffice with tactics.
The question Israeli leaders must ask themselves: When will Israeli tactical successes in Syria turn into a strategic risk?
Joining Syrian soldiers, forces from U.S. coalition cut main highway linking Raqqa, Deir al-Zor and Aleppo.
Eighteen Russian citizens fighting alongside Moscow's allies, the Syrian government forces, have been killed since Jan. 29 - a period that coincided with intense fighting to recapture the city of Palmyra from ISIS.
Killing of Mustafa Amine Badreddine last year shows the 'depth of the internal crisis within Hezbollah,' Gadi Eisenkot says.
Attack strengthens hand of opposition ahead of new peace talks in Geneva this week, says rebel group spokesman.
Life for Syria’s Kurds is burgeoning anew, as is their desire to establish an autonomous region, but their supporters Russia and the U.S. are at odds with Turkey, their ally in the fight against ISIS.
Syria's missile fire at Israeli warplanes may indicate that Assad and his Russian protectors are not fully coordinated.
Launching renewed hostilities against Israel now would derail plans for the group in the Gaza Strip.
Since Turkey and EU reached an agreement last year to curb the flow of migrants and refugees sailing from Turkish shores, most migrant journeys now take the more dangerous route from north Africa.
Iran's foreign ministry was quoted saying the companies had 'flagrantly violated human rights' and cooperated with Israel against the Palestinians.
Hamas suspects collaborators with Israel of assassination, but closure does not affect goods entering Gaza.
The referendum that could give the president sweeping powers has already badly strained relations between Turkey and several European countries.
U.S. Navy commanders accused Iran of jeopardizing international navigation by 'harassing' warships passing through the Strait of Hormuz and said future incidents could result in miscalculation and lead to an armed clash.
Iraq pauses its push to recapture western Mosul from ISIS over the high rate of civilian casualties.
Allow movement between the West Bank and Gaza, reopen the airport, build a port and let the Palestinians develop tourism in the Jordan Valley. These are just a few of the recommendations in two new studies.
Abbad Yahya’s ‘Crime in Ramallah,’ not yet available in English or Hebrew, provides a rare glimpse into the world of young Palestinians for whom despair is an integral part of their identity.
Mazen Fuqha was a high-ranking member of Hamas' West Bank operation, which carried out suicide bombings that killed hundreds of Israelis.