IS still 'committing genocide' against Yazidis: U.N. probe

Jun 16, 2016

IS still 'committing genocide' against Yazidis: U.N. probe

Islamic State jihadis are still committing genocide against the Yazidi minority in Iraq and Syria, United Nations rights investigators said Thursday. “Genocide has occurred and is ongoing,” Paulo Pinheiro, head of the U.N. Commission of Inquiry (COI) for Syria, said in a statement. “ISIS ...

The women fighting ISIS

| Jun 15, 2016

The women fighting ISIS

The Islamic State’s organized use of social media for global recruitment and propaganda took many by surprise, but their adversaries are now hitting back. Rojava, the Kurdish-led revolutionary zone in northern Syria, has been looking to rally Western support to its cause, and its ...

Mar 24, 2016

Syrian forces poised to retake IS-held Palmyra

Syrian government forces were on the verge Thursday of recapturing Palmyra, an ancient town in central Syria controlled by the Islamic State group, having pushed closer to its outer edges with the support of Russian airstrikes. The government forces were now within 1 kilometer ...

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 ...

Jul 24, 2015

Pentagon chief Carter visits Iraqi Kurdistan

Pentagon chief Ashton Carter met Iraqi Kurdish President Massud Barzani Friday on the second day of a trip to Iraq aimed at reviewing efforts to defeat the Islamic State group. The U.S. Defense Secretary reiterated his commitment to assisting the autonomous northern Iraqi region, ...