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Young Syrian, fighting for home, joined Islamic State group

Turkey Defecting from IS

GAZIANTEP, Turkey (AP) – He was barely 20 when Islamic State group militants stormed his home city of Deir el-Zour in oil-rich eastern Syria. Mohammed had already been fighting government forces the past two years, so it was an easy decision for him: join the militants to keep up the …

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Venezuela’s opposition seeks to keep pressure on Maduro

APTOPIX Venezuela Political Crisis

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) – Venezuela’s opposition is looking to keep up pressure on President Nicolas Maduro by taking to the streets again Thursday hours after at least two people were killed and hundreds arrested in the biggest anti-government demonstrations in years. Tens of thousands of protesters demanding elections and denouncing …

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