Assad Aims To Take Aleppo Before Trump Takes Office

Syria and its allies aim to drive rebels from Aleppo before Donald Trump takes office as US President, a senior official in the pro-Damascus military alliance has said.


Mourners Gather At Church To Remember Oakland Fire Victims

A fire that roared through a warehouse dance party in Oakland, California, killed more than nine people and left at least two dozen others missing and feared dead inside the gutted building, officials said on Saturday, as anguished friends and relatives awaited word of their fate.


Why I've Given Up Singing Worship Songs

"As I look back at a year rife with division, hatred and brutal conflict, I'm desperate for something that speaks to these times," writes Katherine Maxwell-Rose.