In the whirlwind of Syria’s civil war, two Russian pilots parachuted from their aircraft into a chaotic front-line mountainous region near the border with Turkey after their aircraft was hit by a Turkish F-16 fighter jet.
Critics say that the theology upon which the Saudi state depends is the same as the apocalyptic distortion of Islam that drives Islamic State to terrible acts. It's a harsh criticism that Saudi officials have gone to lengths to counter.
People from various hacking collectives have tried for several months to block social media accounts that spread propaganda and attempt to recruit fighters for the Islamic State, but those campaigns gained a new energy on Twitter after the Paris attacks.
Five Syrians have been detained on charges of falsifying documents after trying to use stolen Greek passports to enter Honduras, a law enforcement spokesman for the Central American country said Wednesday.
Several dozen people were killed Friday in a series of terror attacks, the deadliest to hit Paris since World War II. Many of those killed were in a popular concert hall where patrons were taken hostage.
French lawmakers voted Wednesday to continue airstrikes in Syria against the Islamic State group that claimed responsibility for the Nov. 13 attacks that killed 130 people in Paris, while Germany's chancellor said her country would do more in the international fight against the group.