Masoud Barzani, an Iraqi Kurdish leader, had called on international forces to stop the militant group's advance in Syria.
Alibaba could strengthen its overseas operations by focusing on investments in, and partnerships with, local logistics companies.
Over the last five years, U.S. planes have intercepted nearly 50 Russian airplanes near its airspace.
Parents were notified by letter this week, and offered free screenings and treatment.
The 49 hostages, including Turkish diplomats and their family members, were captured by the Islamic State group from Mosul in June.
ISIS released a documentary-style video all but inviting U.S. troops back to Iraq for a fight.
All zoos will have to have barriers between humans and elephants by 2017.