The deaths of three Kurdish activists in Paris has spotlighted the complicated relationship between France, Turkey, and the Kurdistan Workers' Party. On Saturday, thousands of Kurds from across Europe arrived in Paris for a march to demand justice.
The UN Human Rights Council said Wednesday war crimes have been committed by both the Assad regime, and the rebels in Syria. Meanwhile, government war planes bombed a rebel-held town, killing more than 20.
Syrian forces retook the Damascus neighborhood of Midan Friday. But Bashir Assad's national security chief Gen. Hisham Ikhtiyar, died Friday of wounds suffered in Wednesday's bombing, the fourth member of Assad's inner circle to die in the blast, according to state-run TV.