A suicide car bombing killed nine people Tuesday at a police officer's club in the Syrian capital, a monitor said, in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said at least 20 people were also wounded in the Damascus blast, adding that policemen were among the dead and injured. The monitor said the suicide bomber had been wearing a police uniform, a tactic used in the past by IS.
New Hampshire began voting on Tuesday in the first US presidential primary with Republican Donald Trump calling on supporters to propel him to victory and Democrat Bernie Sanders primed to upstage Hillary Clinton. The northeastern state, home to just 1.3 million people, sets the tone for the primaries and could shake out a crowded Republican field of candidates pitting Trump and arch-conservative Senator Ted Cruz against more establishment candidates led by Senator Marco Rubio. Sanders took four votes to none for Clinton, while Republican Ohio Governor John Kasich received three to Trump's two.