Wheat growers in northeast Syria battle a blaze in an agricultural field near oil installations in the town of al-Qahtaniyah, in the Hasakeh province near the Syrian-Turkish border as fires have ravaged through vital wheat fields in the latest of such blazes nationwide.
US planes and militias on the ground fought for months to drive the self-styled Islamic State out of Raqqa. But the liberated city now lies in ruins. While the US has been providing aid for its stabilization, much more is needed to rebuild the city.
The investigation into the attempted poisoning of a former Russian spy have taken an unexpected turn. Russia demanded information about the pets kept at Sergei Skripal's home, only to discover they had perished. It's adding fuel to the conspiracy theories. Plus, the Syrian exile keeping memories of her hometown, Raqqa, alive through social media.
The long and gruesome war that the Kurds have waged against the Islamic State (IS) group has not only left thousands dead but also produced many prisoners. For the first time, a TV crew has been allowed inside the Kurdish courts, where judges following Kurdish laws try the jihadists behind some of the atrocities perpetrated against Syrian civilians and the Yazidi community.