US journalist released from Syria 'overwhelmed with emotion'

A US journalist released earlier this week after almost two years of imprisonment in Syria said he was "overwhelmed with emotion" because of the attention he has received upon returning home.

Peter Theo Curtis, 45, was captured in 2012 by Nusra Front and was only released on Sunday.

He said: "I suddenly remember how good the American people are, and what kindness they have in their hearts."

Meanwhile, Douglas McAuthur McCain, 33, who is suspected of fighting with Islamic State militants operating in Iraq and Syria, has been killed in the Middle East, a US security official has said.

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EU member states speak on arming Iraqi Kurds

Representatives of EU member states have agreed that those among them who decide to supply arms to Iraqi Kurds will do so according to the "capabilities and national laws of the member states".

EU foreign ministers holding an emergency meeting in Brussels did not reach a united position to all send arms to the Kurds.

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