Feb 7, 2016

Spanish police arrest seven on suspicion of jihadi links to IS

Spanish police arrested seven suspected members Sunday of a jihadi cell linked to the Islamic State group and Jabhat al-Nusra militants during raids in the provinces of Valencia and Alicante and in Spain’s North African enclave of Ceuta. In a statement, police said the ...

Feb 7, 2016

Aleppo, crossroads of civilizations, now is center of fighting in Syria

A look at Aleppo, Syria’s key northern city: Syria’s largest city and once its commercial center, Aleppo was a crossroads of civilization for millenniums. It has been occupied by the Greeks, Byzantines and multiple Islamic dynasties. As one of the world’s oldest continuously inhabited ...

Feb 6, 2016

Australian state premier offers 267 asylum seekers refuge

The premier of an Australian state offered on Saturday to look after a group of asylum seekers facing repatriation to a camp on a remote Pacific island, adding to opposition to the federal government’s policy of offshore detention. Daniel Andrews, premier of Victoria state, ...

Feb 6, 2016

Bahrain says it is ready to commit ground forces to Syria

Bahrain is ready to commit ground troops to Syria as part of a U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State group, the Persian Gulf island state said on Friday, a day after its larger neighbor and close ally Saudi Arabia announced a similar pledge. Bahraini ...

Thousands more Syrians rush toward Turkey to flee Russian airstrikes

Feb 6, 2016

Thousands more Syrians rush toward Turkey to flee Russian airstrikes

Thousands of Syrians rushed toward the Turkish border Friday, fleeing a fierce government offensive and intense Russian airstrikes near Aleppo, Syria’s largest city. Turkey, an ally of the Syrian opposition, promised humanitarian help for the displaced civilians, including food and shelter, but it did ...