Iraq clashes between Kurdish fighters, IS delay evacuation of Yazidis The Kurdish peshmerga troops, backed by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes, launched the operation to retake Mt. Sinjar on December 17.
Lorenzo Lamas to star in upcoming biblical epic featuring Armenian saint The movie features the story of Princess Sandoukht who according to Armenian historians, was martyred along with Saint Thaddeus the Apostle.
China offers over $3 billion in aid to neighbors Chinese Premier said the offer included $1 billion for infrastructure, $490 million for poverty alleviation and $1.6 billion in special loans.
Turkey issues arrest warrant for Gulen over coup plot allegation Over 20 journalists working for media outlets thought to be sympathetic to the Gulen movement were arrested last weekend.