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Russian student who followed IS lover to Syria faces 'terrorist' trial

Police in bullet-proof vests guard a military court for the terrorism trial of Varvara Karaulova, a slim 20-year-old with braided hair who clutches a page of handwritten notes. Karaulova was studying philosophy at the renowned Moscow State University when she tried to enter Syria last year after falling in love online with an Islamic State fighter. Karaulova's trial on terrorist-related charges is the most high-profile yet of a Russian heading to Syria -- where Moscow warplanes are bombing in support of ally President Bashar al-Assad -- and supporters say authorities are using her to send out a warning.
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