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, ...

Dec 15, 2014

Islamic fighters capture two army bases in blow to Syria

BEIRUT AP Al-Qaida-linked and other Islamic fighters captured two key Syrian army bases on Monday in the northwestern province of Idlib after two days of intense battles with government troops that killed dozens on both sides, activists said. The fall of the two bases ...