Two British medics who joined Islamic State killed in Iraq - BBC
LONDON Two British medics who abandoned studies in Sudan to join Islamic State with a group of other students have been killed in fighting in Iraq, the BBC reported on Wednesday.
AMMAN At least 10 people, including foreign tourists, were rescued from a besieged medieval fortress in Jordan on Sunday, but others were still being held by the gunmen who took refuge there after a shooting spree on police, two security source said.
A Canadian woman and four police officers were killed, police said. The security sources said the number of tourists remaining in the castle in the southern town of Karak, which has been surrounded by security forces, was unknown.
(Reporting by Suleiman Al-Khalidi; Editing by Robin Pomeroy)
BRUSSELS Brexit's phoney war is about to become real. It may get bloody.
PARIS Conservative Francois Fillon promised on Wednesday to fight "to the end" in France's presidential election despite a deepening financial scandal, but his campaign suffered new blows as a top aide resigned and a party backing him suspended its support.