Despite stories of escapees, women are joining the Islamic State at an exponential rate. An Austrian teen was reportedly killed recently when she tried to escape.
The suburb of St. Denis awoke Wednesday to the sound of gunfire and explosions. French police continue to hunt suspects linked to last week's attacks.
Convicted opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez was allowed only one witness in a trial for inciting violence. Government witnesses numbered nearly 100.
The Syrian president's visit to Moscow, his first known visit abroad since the civil war began, indicates confidence in how the conflict is developing now that Russia has entered the fray.