Syrian army foils Islamic State attack in southeast Syria: report IS began the offensive by storming the Syrian army’s positions at the Al-Zaaf Dam in a bid to retake the ground they lost late last month.
Kurdish Peshmerga to return to Kirkuk: Commander The 2017 independence referendum increased tensions between the Peshmerga and the central government in Baghdad.
Precious possessions: Genocide survivors tell their stories Which is the point of the exhibition: to remind that when one group of people is marked as unwanted, the result can be cataclysmic.
Smithsonian. Raising a glass to Armenia’s elaborate toasting tradition As far as Armenian rites of passage go, ritualistic toasting and feasting are up there with dancing the Kochari and praying at Geghard monastery.