Islamic State blows up two Palmyra mausoleums; Roman ruins feared next

Jun 25, 2015

Islamic State blows up two Palmyra mausoleums; Roman ruins feared next

Islamic State militants have destroyed two historic mausoleums in Palmyra, Syria’s top antiquities official said Wednesday, raising fears that the extremists could next target the town’s famed Roman ruins. Maamoun Abdulkarim, the head of the government’s Antiquities and Museums Department, told The Associated Press ...

Syrian Kurds take aim at IS 'capital' of Raqqa

Jun 24, 2015

Syrian Kurds take aim at IS 'capital' of Raqqa

Backed by U.S.-led airstrikes and buoyed by battlefield successes, Kurdish fighters kept up an offensive through northern Syria on Tuesday, driving Islamic State militants out of a town near the extremists’ de facto capital of Raqqa. The capture of Ein Issa came just hours ...

Hungary considers border fence to keep out migrants

Jun 18, 2015

Hungary considers border fence to keep out migrants

The Hungarian government is considering building a 4-meter-high (13-foot-high) fence along the border with Serbia to stop the flow of migrants reaching the country, the foreign minister said Wednesday. The government has asked Interior Minister Sandor Pinter to present preparations for the plan by ...