There are now several dozen Westerners who have gone to Syria and volunteered for Kurdish militias fighting ISIS. And while many have military experience, some are simply outraged neophytes eager to help fight the jihadi group.
A French-led convoy carrying food and military supplies arrived in the northern Malian town of Gao. Reporter Laura Lynch was with them. She's covering the story for The World and the CBC.
Human rights groups say what appears to be a successful campaign in northern Mali has come at great cost to the country. Laura Lynch reports from Bamako.
As the militants melt away from cities and towns in northern Mali, there have been scenes of jubilation. People who have experienced life under the rule of Islamist fighters say it has been a harsh, violent existence.
Thousands are still without electricity in areas hit by Superstorm Sandy. Among those helping to restore power on Long Island are dozens of Canadian utility workers. Anchor Aaron Schachter speaks with the CBC's Laura Lynch.
Server farms house huge numbers of machines that support websites which need to be kept cool. As a result, more and more high tech companies are building data centers in the far north to take advantage of the naturally cool climate there.
Syrian government forces reportedly opened fire on a crowd in a northern town that was being visited by UN monitors on Tuesday. Several people were killed. The UN also said that vehicles in the observers' convoy were also damaged during the visit.
Reporter Laura Lynch has just returned from Syria, where she had the opportunity to speak to a variety of Syrians. She tells Lisa Mullins what she heard about how the upheaval there is affecting everyday life.