The World This Weekend
The British ambassador to the United States exits the stage, and Europe tries to salvage the Iran nuclear deal.
In Debate Over Turkey Sanctions, Trump Is the Wild Card
U.S. security officials are pushing for penalties over Ankara’s purchase of a Russian missile system.
Assad Hasn’t Won Anything
After years of bloody warfare, it’s time to recognize what the Syrian dictator rules over: a chronically violent and chaotic failed state.
Iran Faces New U.S. Sanctions Threat
Plus: A chemical weapons investigation in Syria, pension reform in Brazil, and the other stories we’re following today.
Britain, France Agree to Send Additional Troops to Syria
The two U.S. allies have agreed to a marginal increase to help backfill the U.S. withdrawal.
What Can Europe Do About Iran?
Plus: Sudan’s final transition deal, Parliament’s plan to stop a no-deal Brexit, and what to watch in the world this week.
Fears Rise of an ISIS Comeback
The U.S. drawdown could provide a dangerous opening for the Islamic State to resurge.
Hezbollah Isn’t Just in Beirut. It’s in New York, Too.
The trial of a senior operative reveals the extent of the terrorist organization’s reach in the United States and Canada.
The Kids of the Islamic State
A lens on the thousands of children detained in northeast Syria’s al-Hol camp and the unanticipated humanitarian crisis brought on by the fight against terrorism.
Trump Arrives in London
Plus: Mexico prepares to meet U.S. officials over trade, a threat to Merkel's ruling coalition, and what to watch in the world this week.
Pentagon Wary of Russia-Iran Cooperation
Top Defense Department official warns Middle East allies that Moscow is not a reliable partner.
Trump Is Driving Iran into Russia’s Arms
U.S. sanctions won’t necessarily isolate Tehran. They could spur new strategic alliances.
Kushner’s Middle East Peace Plan Goes on Tour
Plus: Macron and Merkel remain divided over EU leadership, and the other stories we're following today.
Turkey and Russia are Bitter Frenemies
The United States doesn’t need to fear their partnership. It will crumble soon enough.
Russia’s Payback Will Be Syria’s Reconstruction Money
But international donors—and Bashar al-Assad—aren't playing along yet.
The Post-Caliphate Caliph
A new video by the leader of the Islamic State proves he is committed to fighting the long fight.
Among Displaced Iraqis, One Group Is Worse Off Than the Rest
Internal refugees with perceived ties to the Islamic State suffer abuse and sexual exploitation in camps.
How the U.S. Miscounted the Dead in Syria
Rights groups say U.S.-led coalition killed many more civilians than previously disclosed in the battle against the Islamic State.
Russia’s Gas Web Ensnares Europe
New pipeline projects throughout the Middle East could boost Russian influence there while also ensuring the country’s role as the prime supplier of energy to Europe.
‘The 21st-Century Space Race Is On’
Michael Waltz, Congress’s first Green Beret, talks about the new Space Force and America’s budding commercial launch industry.