Yazidi families wait to board buses bound for Sinjar at the Yazidi House’s headquarters in Qizlajokh on Saturday. Agence France-Presse
US President Donald Trump showed off maps that illustrate the dramatic shrinking of territory held by the militant group in the period from his election in 2016 and now.
Clashes with guards, violent factional quarrels and a new strain of ultra-extremism -- the Daesh group’s territorial “caliphate” may be defeated, but a camp in eastern Syria is emerging as a fresh extremist powder keg. Dislodged in a final offensive by a Kurdish-led ground force and coalition air strikes,
Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Friday he was open to allowing the return of orphaned children of an Australian extremist in a Syrian refugee camp following their desperate plea for help.
A humanitarian emergency is unfolding in the camp in northeast Syria overwhelmed with people who fled the last battlefields of Daesh extremists — and a top priority is helping hundreds of unaccompanied children return home, the head of the international Red Cross said.
Thousands have camped outside the military headquarters in central Khartoum since before Bashir was deposed, and have vowed not to leave the area until their demand has been met.
Beijing plans to send a manned mission to the moon and to build a research station there within the next decade, state media reported on Wednesday, citing a top space official.
The somber statistic reflects what many say is a growing problem in Afghanistan's brutal war, in which civilians die not only in massive suicide bombings and insurgent attacks but also in the cross-fire as Afghan and Nato forces pursue militants.