Syrian troops and militia fought fierce battles with Islamic State fighters in Syria's northeast overnight.
Hezbollah claims its participation in Syrian civil war is needed to secure eastern Lebanon, since Lebanese military 'not capable' of defending borders.
A family of Assyrian Christians has been guarding the tomb of Nahum the Elkoshi for generations. That tradition may be ending soon.
Irene Rosenfeld, a finalist in Ukrainian Pop Idol, has brought her powerhouse voice and big-time dreams to Israel.