The Islamic State militants had already destroyed on Sunday the two-millennia-old temple of Bel in the city, confirmed by UN satellite images.
Hundreds of refugees who have been stuck for days at Budapest’s Keleti train station gathered their belongings and began marching out of the city, vowing to make it to Austria on foot after Hungarian authorities blocked them from boarding Western-bound trains. They carried their belongings in bags and backpacks as they snaked through Budapest in […]
“We will continue with our approach of taking them from refugee camps,” said Cameron.
The haunting image of the man’s 3-year-old son, Aylan Kurdi, washed up on Turkish beach focused the world’s attention on the wave of migration fueled by war and deprivation.
“I was holding my wife’s hand. But my children slipped through my hands. It was dark and everyone was screaming,” said Abdullah Kurdi.
The photograph of Aylan Kurdi has highlighted the issue of desperate migrants risking their lives to try to reach Europe.
The militants used explosives to destroy the two-millennia-old temple in the ancient city of Palmyra on Sunday. The destruction was confirmed by U.N. satellite images.
Hamdi Alqudsi allegedly helped seven men go to Syria between June and October in 2013 so they could fight for Jabhat al-Nusra and other al-Qaida affiliates.
The strike took place on Tuesday near Raqqa, Syria. Hussain, 21, moved to Syria sometime in the last two years.
The temple bombing would be the first time the insurgents, who control swathes of Syria and Iraq and captured Palmyra in May, damaged monumental Roman-era ruins.
The destruction of the Saint Elian Monastery near the town of Qaryatain comes days after IS militants in the town of Palmyra publicly beheaded an 81-year-old antiquities scholar.
State news agency SANA and the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights say IS beheaded 81-year-old Khaled Asaad on Tuesday in a square outside the town’s museum.
Syrian government air raids on rebel-held areas throughout the country have killed thousands over the past few years.
A simultaneous ceasefire would begin in the regime-held villages of Fuaa and Kafraya, in northwest Idlib province
Initial reports put about 700 passengers on the overcrowded steel-hulled boat but interviews with survivors reduced that estimate and the figure could still change.