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In Iraq, Hollande vows to tackle foreign fighters and their children

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - France will fight any French jihadists it finds on the battlefields of Iraq, arrest them if they return home and work to de-radicalize their children, President Francois Hollande said on a visit to Baghdad on Monday.


Islamic State claims responsibility for Istanbul attack - statement

CAIRO (Reuters) - Islamic State claimed responsibility on Monday for a New Year's Day mass shooting in a packed Istanbul nightclub that killed 39 people, an attack carried out by a lone gunman who remains at large.


France calls on Russia to respect truce in Syria

PARIS (Reuters) - France on Monday called on Russia to stop military action in Syria and respect a fragile ceasefire brokered by Moscow and Turkey seeking to end nearly six years of war.


Turkish, Russian aircraft destroy Islamic State targets in Syria - army

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish warplanes and artillery have struck Islamic State targets in Syria, killing 22 of the group's militants, while Russian aircraft hit jihadists near the Islamic State-controlled town of al-Bab, Turkey's military said on Monday.


Syrian child refugees taught to release stress and resist recruitment

BEIRUT (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The screams of a dozen Syrian and Palestinian children pierce the air of a community centre in Lebanon's Shatila refugee camp.


Islamic State claims bomb attack in Syria's Tartous

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State said it carried out a bomb attack on the Syrian coastal city of Tartous that Syrian state media said killed two security officers.


Air strikes, clashes persist on third day of Syrian truce - monitor, rebels

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian government warplanes resumed their bombardment of a rebel-held valley near Damascus on Sunday after nearly 24 hours with no air raids, a rebel official and monitors said, during the third day of a fragile ceasefire.


Several wounded in armed attack on Istanbul nightclub - NTV

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A gunman opened fire on New Year revellers at a packed nightclub on the shores of Istanbul's Bosphorus waterway on Sunday killing at least 39 people, including many foreigners, then fled the scene.


New UN chief aims to make 2017 ‘a year for peace’

UNITED NATION: The new United Nations chief Antonio Guterres said Sunday he would like to make 2017 a year to “put peace first,” in a message heralding the new year and marking his first day as the world body’s chief.


U.N. council welcomes Syria ceasefire brokered by Russia and Turkey

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council on Saturday unanimously adopted a resolution welcoming a ceasefire in the Syrian civil war brokered by Russia and Turkey.