Hospitals bombed and attacked. Medical aid charity Medecins Sans Frontieres demands protection for doctors, nurses, mid-waves and patients.
Italian authorities made the arrests Thursday of six suspects who allegedly received orders from the Islamic State terrorist group.
NCR Today: As Obama's presidency is in its final year, his foreign policy strategy has become apparent; he is a sober realist.
Editorial: The world community must act to solve the horrific crisis in Syria.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said that atrocities carried out by the Islamic State group against Yezidis, Christians and other minorities were genocide.
Faith and Justice: The meeting between Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill was supposed to be an ecumenical milestone, but it caused anxiety among some observers.
After fleeing their home countries because of war, people from Iraq and Syria find refuge but no legal status as they shelter in Lebanese refugee camps and substandard housing situations.
Plea for Peace: Pax Christi International and the World Council of Churches call for negotiated peace in Syria and international support to rebuild the shattered nation.
The U.N. children's agency warned that more than 80 percent of Syria's children have been harmed by the destructive conflict, as peace talks begin to end the Syrian war.
NCR Today: When it comes to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the un-statesmanlike Donald Trump displays the sensitivities of a true statesman.