Iraqi forces clashed with Kurdish fighters Monday near the disputed city of Kirkuk, seizing a key military base and other territory in a major operation sparked by a controversial independence referendum.
This is the second time Rohingya refugees from Myanmar have been attacked by wild elephants in the area. Earlier two Rohingya — an elderly person and a child — were killed by elephants as they were sleeping in a makeshift shelter.
Sarmad Assali, an Orthodox Christian in Allentown, Pennsylvania, supported Donald Trump for president. She was stunned this weekend when his refugee and immigration restrictions meant her relatives were deported back to Damascus.
As bombs fall, China, India and Pakistan have evacuated their nationals. Why not us, asks Bronx-born 20-year-old Summer Nasser? The State Department, which has evacuated government personnel and families, says it has no plans to evacuate ordinary US citizens.
Hashish growers in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley have built up big arsenals to fight off the country's army. Now the drug lords say they're ready to turn their weapons against Islamic militants spilling over the border from Syria.
Southwest Airlines now says the college student it removed from a flight was ejected because another passenger believed he had made "threatening comments," including using the term "inshallah" — Arabic for "God willing."