Father buries drowned toddler, family in Syria: witness

Sep 4, 2015

Father buries drowned toddler, family in Syria: witness

The father of a 3-year-old boy whose drowning off Turkey shocked the world buried his son, another child and his wife in an emotional funeral Friday in Syria’s Kobane, a witness said. “Aylan Shenu, his brother, and his mother were buried today in Kobane ...

German clubs reach out to refugees

Sep 4, 2015

German clubs reach out to refugees

A training camp for migrant children. A $1.1 million donation. German lessons. Those are a few of the things German soccer club Bayern Munich is doing to help some of the thousands of migrants who are arriving in the country after fleeing war and ...

Sep 4, 2015

U.S. is urged to let in more Syrian refugees

As the world watches bodies of drowned refugees wash up on Europe’s beaches, the United States is also under pressure to do more to help the desperate victims of Syria’s civil war. Since fighting erupted in 2011 the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees has ...

On Arctic tip of Europe, Syrian migrants reach Norway by bike

Sep 4, 2015

On Arctic tip of Europe, Syrian migrants reach Norway by bike

Some Syrian refugees have found a cheaper, safer, though much more roundabout way of reaching Europe than crossing the Mediterranean — heading to the Arctic Circle and entering Norway from Russia, sometimes by bicycle. As world attention focuses on migrants cramming into trains in ...

Sep 4, 2015

U.S. checking reports Russian forces operating in Syria

The White House on Thursday said it is closely monitoring reports that Russia is carrying out military operations in Syria, warning that such actions will be “destabilizing and counterproductive.” “We are aware of reports that Russia may have deployed military personnel and aircraft to ...

Sep 2, 2015

CIA, U.S. special forces launch drone campaign in Syria: report

The CIA and U.S. special forces are carrying out a secret campaign using armed drones to target and kill Islamic State leaders in Syria, The Washington Post reported Tuesday. The clandestine program is separate from America’s wider military operations against Islamic State fighters, the ...