The talks come as Turkish troops and Syrian opposition forces seized the center of the Islamic State-held town of al-Bab, breaking a weeks-long deadlock between the two sides at the periphery of the town, according to Turkey's state news agency
In countries like Lebanon and Jordan, finding classrooms for hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugee children is no easy task. In response, the International Rescue Committee and Sesame Workshop — the nonprofit behind the children’s program Sesame Street — have set out to bring education directly to them, and the two groups are semifinalists for a $100-million grant that would help facilitate that effort.
The commander of the United States Africa Command, which oversees U.S. military operations across the continent, tells VOA the only route to peace in Libya is to bring together rival governments. General Thomas Waldhauser made the remarks at the Munich Security Conference, ahead of Operation Flintlock, a joint military exercise about to get underway in seven African host nations. Henry Ridgwell reports from Munich.