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Refugees found frozen in Lebanon near Syria border

Refugees found frozen in Lebanon near Syria border

The bodies of nine Syrian refugees who crossed into Lebanon have been found frozen in a mountainous area near the border with Syria, according to the Lebanese army. The Lebanese army said it is continuing to search for other displaced people trapped in the snow [Jamal Saidi/Reuters] The military said in a statement that the […]

7 Injured in Axe Attack on Siberian School

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7 Injured in Axe Attack on Siberian School

A teacher and five students were wounded in an attack Friday morning on a school in the far eastern Russian republic of Buryatia. Russians are still reeling from a knife attack in the city of Perm on Jan. 15 in which 14 schoolchildren were injured. Read more: At Least 14 Russian Schoolchildren Injured in Knife Attack […]

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Restoring hope for refugees: a Story from the Ali Addeh Camp in Djibouti

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Restoring hope for refugees: a Story from the Ali Addeh Camp in Djibouti

Cash assistance provided with EU humanitarian support helps refugees as well as the local economy. © WFP/Miguel Tomas Over the past two years, EU humanitarian support has been instrumental to the World Food Programme’s (WFP) work in Djibouti. Every month, WFP ensures 18 500 refugees are given assistance in the form of food and cash. […]

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Israel apologizes to Jordan over deadly embassy shooting

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Israel apologizes to Jordan over deadly embassy shooting

Israel has officially apologized for the killing of three Jordanians and offered to compensate their families, Jordan’s foreign ministry said Thursday. Jordanian security forces on guard before protesters near the Israeli embassy in Amman on July 28, 2017. (AFP) On July 23 last year, a security guard for the Israeli embassy shot dead a Jordanian […]

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Syria:Army reaches outskirts of Abu al-Duhour Airport

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Syria:Army reaches outskirts of Abu al-Duhour Airport

Aleppo, SANA-Units of the Syrian Arab Army restored control over Qaytal village in the southern countryside of Aleppo province. 19 January، 2018 SANA’s reporter in Aleppo said that army units, in cooperation with allied forces, on Friday continued their operations against terrorists’ hotbeds and fortified positions in the southern countryside of the province, restoring control […]

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Captive children suffered years of abuse, starvation and cruelty by parents, authorities say

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Captive children suffered years of abuse, starvation and cruelty by parents, authorities say

Louise Turpin, left, and David Turpin, second from right, pleaded not guilty to multiple counts of torture, child abuse, abuse of dependent adults and false imprisonment Thursday in Riverside County Superior Court. (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)  The siblings who were discovered this week living captive in a Perris tract home were tortured and […]

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Putin braves icy water for traditional Epiphany dip (VIDEO)

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Putin braves icy water for traditional Epiphany dip (VIDEO)

President Vladimir Putin waded into a frozen lake in a traditional celebration of Epiphany. The annual baptism is a long-running staple of the Orthodox Church, with believers across Russia taking the midwinter dip. © RT Putin took the plunge into an ice-hole in Lake Seliger, north of Moscow, to commemorate the baptism of Christ in the […]

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U.S. military copters fly over Okinawa school despite gov’t asking them not to

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U.S. military copters fly over Okinawa school despite gov’t asking them not to

U.S. military helicopters fly near the Futenma No. 2 Elementary School in Ginowan, Okinawa, on Thursday.  Photo: KYODO The U.S. Marine Corps flew helicopters above an elementary school next to a U.S. air base in Okinawa on Thursday despite promising Japan it would try to avoid such flights after a window from a CH-53E chopper fell on […]

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Damascus warns it may shoot down Turkish planes attacking Kurds within Syrian borders

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Damascus warns it may shoot down Turkish planes attacking Kurds within Syrian borders

The Syrian government warned Turkey against launching a bombing campaign in the Syrian province of Afrin, saying its air defenses may be used. Ankara had threatened airstrikes against Afrin-based Kurdish militias. “We warn the Turkish leadership that if they initiate combat operations in the Afrin area, that will be considered an act of aggression by […]

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Horrific details emerge as Perris parents accused of holding their 13 children captive are charged with torture

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Horrific details emerge as Perris parents accused of holding their 13 children captive are charged with torture

couple in Perris beat, strangled and shackled their children for years, the abuse escalating from neglect to torture over time, prosecutors said Thursday. Members of the news media are staked out in front of the Perris home of David and Louise Turpin. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times) Formal charges were announced Thursday against the […]

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