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Iraqi Kurd President Urges World Community to Protect Syrian City

The president of Iraq's Kurdistan region urged the international community on Friday to “use every means” to protect the city of Kobani in neighboring Syria from an impending attack by Islamic State militants. Islamic State fighters are besieging Kobani, also known as Ayn al-Arab, after seizing at least 21 surrounding villages in a major assault against the predominantly Kurdish city on Syria's northern border with Turkey. Several thousand Kurds began crossing from Syria into...

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