Human Rights Watch says the Syrian regime has developed a policy and legal framework to divert "reconstruction resources to fund its atrocities, punish those perceived as opponents and benefit those loyal to it."
The US approach to Syria has also been considered a failure, or a sign of its waning influence in the region, but testimony from a former Pentagon official changes the narrative somewhat.
Artist Youssef Shaabou is one of millions of Syrians hoping to find some comfort in the midst of a war that has killed hundreds of thousands of people.
Sculptor Safa'eddin al Mashhadani aims to revive the ancient writing system after the defeat of Daesh in Iraq's Mosul.
After seven years of war, many Syrian children may be seeing their homeland for the first time.
Pakistani national Muhammad Akram and his wife Sighra Bibi escaped eastern Ghouta, leaving behind several family members, including Akram's children from his second wife, who was a Syrian.
In the early part of the last century it was not Daesh that propelled Mosul into international news. It was a thirst for oil that pushed global powers to fight over the city.
Attackers kill 16 at a power plant site in Dibis while at least six policemen were killed during clashes elsewhere in Kirkuk.
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