• Syria and monitoring group blast Turkey over civilian deaths

    BEIRUT (AP) — The Syrian government and an opposition monitoring group have condemned what they call Turkey’s “crimes” against the Syrian people in the northern town of al-Bab that is controlled by the Islamic State group.

  • Trinidad & Tobago tries to halt fighters to Islamic State

    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad & Tobago (AP) — A Caribbean island nation has become an unlikely source of fighters and funding for the Islamic State militant group, prompting an internationally backed effort to stem the flow of money and recruits to Syria and Iraq.

  • Greek soccer hero helps refugees win battle against boredom

    SKARAMANGAS, Greece (AP) — Soccer fans of a certain age may still remember Antonis Nikopolidis for his resemblance to American actor George Clooney and as the goalkeeper who helped Greece become surprise European Champions in 2004.

  • Russian video raises alarm: New IS damage in Syria’s Palmyra

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia on Monday released footage from one of its drones in Syria, revealing for the first time the latest destruction to the ruins of historic Palmyra since it was recaptured by Islamic State militants, as Syrian government forces pushed ahead on the ground in a new offensive to take the city back.

  • The Latest: Syrian government ready for more prisoner swaps

    BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local):