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Islamic State elements invade new Damascus district

Aug 31, 2015

Islamic State elements invade new Damascus district

Islamic State fighters on Sunday pushed into a large district in southern Damascus, clashing with rival militants just a few kilometers from the center of the Syrian capital, the extremist group and Syrian activists said. More than two dozen militants were killed in the ...

Aug 30, 2015

European trains to get more baggage and ID checks

European countries will increase identity checks and baggage controls on trains after American passengers thwarted an attack on a high-speed train from Amsterdam to Paris, France’s interior minister said Saturday. Bernard Cazeneuve said the reinforced ID and bag checks will be carried out on ...

German media, celebrities rally for refugees

Aug 30, 2015

German media, celebrities rally for refugees

Germany may have witnessed violent anti-refugee protests this past week, but the message from the country’s media and celebrities is a loud and determined welcome for people fleeing the horrors of war. “We’re helping,” Germany’s Bild newspaper splashed in large letters on its front ...