Russian military jet crashes en route to Syria with more than 90 people on board

Russian military jet crashes en route to Syria with more than 90 people on board

A Russian military plane crashed Sunday on its way to Syria with no sign of survivors among the 92 people on board, including 64 members of the famed Red Army Choir who were en route to celebrate the New Year with troops. Russian news agencies cited defence ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov as saying the Tu-154 […]

Video: Iraqi forces liberate Christian village en route to Mosul

Video: Iraqi forces liberate Christian village en route to Mosul

FRANCE 24’s reporters followed an Iraqi armored column into the Christian village of Karamles, 15 kilometres east of Mosul, shortly after it was cleared of Islamic State (IS) group militants. Nine days into the start of their offensive, coalition forces have liberated a string of towns and villages around Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest city and the […]

Relative of Charlie Hebdo attacker arrested en route to Syria

Relative of Charlie Hebdo attacker arrested en route to Syria

A relative of one of the jihadist killers of journalists at French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo has been arrested in Bulgaria after trying to get to Syria, a judicial source said Sunday. Mourad Hamyd, brother-in-law of Cherif Kouachi who was behind the January 2015 attack in Paris that killed 12, was first detained in Turkey […]