By Kathy Bergen
The two missiles hit, seconds apart, at the University of Aleppo, where recent graduate Mariela Shaker had stopped by to pick up her business school transcripts. Emergency vehicle sirens screamed as rescue workers searched for survivors.
By Keith Spera|
As might be expected from a Mardi Gras organization celebrating its 50th anniversary, the 2016 Endymion parade will take a long look back at its history. In keeping with this year's theme, "Endymion Through the Years," individual floats will illustrate past themes. Endymion rolls at 4:15 p.m.
An 11-year-old Christian girl who fled Iraq because her family was threatened by ISIS has become an Internet sensation after her "The Voice Kids" performance went viral.
By John von Rhein
Considering Lyric Opera of Chicago's long and honorable history as a haven for the stage works of Giuseppe Verdi, his "Nabucco" has led a curiously spotty performance life at the company once dubbed "La Scala West.
By Joyce Coronel
Zinah Marzana's blue-green eyes fill with tears as she recalls the moment her life changed forever. It was December, and she was holding her infant son as her husband, Zergo, drove along the road outside Tel Kaif in northern Iraq's Nineveh Plain. Her brother sat in the front seat beside her husband.
By Radhika Bordia
Kerala, Indua -- In Kerala's Kottayam district, the bastion of orthodox Syrian Christianity, the Zumoro choir works hard to keep the sacred language of their faith alive through liturgical music.