A Tunisian military doctor seeking to retrieve his son who had joined Islamic State in Syria was among those killed in Tuesday's suicide attack by militants at Istanbul airport, a security sources said on Wednesday. Three suspected Islamic State suicide bombers opened fire and blew themselves up in Istanbul's main airport on Tuesday evening, killing 41 people and wounding 239 in the deadliest in a series of suicide bombings this year in Turkey. The Tunisian Defence Ministry confirmed that Brigadier General Fathi Bayoudh, a military hospital doctor, was among those killed.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Department of Homeland Security officials are monitoring the situation after attacks at Turkey's main Istanbul airport and have been in touch with U.S. and international counterparts, a department spokeswoman said. The department and its partners "routinely adapt both seen and unseen security measures in order to counter evolving threats," spokeswoman Marsha Catron added. (Reporting by Diona Chiacu; Writing by Susan Heavey; Editing by Chris Reese)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress edged closer to delivering relief to debt-stricken Puerto Rico as the Senate on Wednesday cleared the way for passage of a last-minute financial rescue package for the territory of 3.5 million Americans.