northern Syria

  • Islamic State video purports to show beheading of U.S. journalist

      Islamic State insurgents posted a video on Tuesday purportedly showing the beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley and images of another U.S. journalist whose life they said depended on how the United States acts in Iraq. The video, titled “A Message To America,” presented President Barack Obama with bleak options that could...
  • Spanish journalists freed in Syria after six-month ordeal

    Two Spanish journalists kidnapped in northern Syria last September were freed by their captors on Saturday night, ending a six-month ordeal in the hands of an extremist Islamist group that continues to hold more than 40 other western hostages. Javier Espinosa, a veteran correspondent for the Spanish daily El...